GCNA awarded federal grant to provide training on modern slavery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The federal government has granted the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) nearly $100,000 to help companies tackle modern slavery risks under the National Community Crime Prevention Program.

Coronavirus pandemic produces supply chain crisis: Baker McKenzie

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The coronavirus pandemic has produced "an unprecedented global supply chain crisis" that is based on a lack of flexibility in global supply chains and a lack of diversification in sourcing strategies, according to a new report from Baker McKenzie and ...

Principles for sustainable economic stimulus in coronavirus response: WRI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
As governments around the world enact massive stimulus bills to ensure that economies do not implode during the coronavirus pandemic, funds should be allocated towards projects that build sustainable economic growth, according to the World Resources ...

Thinking about the future of work in the time of coronavirus

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
Amid the reaction to and management of the coronavirus pandemic from a healthcare, community and economic perspective, there is a massive workplace deployment and shift from the institutions of offices to home-based interactions.

Torrens University launches open course on social enterprise

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
Torrens University has launched a free, five-week online open course for those interested in launching or growing social enterprises.

Taskforce recommends government support to build social impact investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
A landmark Social Impact Investing Taskforce is recommending that the commonwealth government take a "coordinated and long term" approach to guide its involvement in the social impact investing market.

Small, mid-caps list governance, social as top ESG concerns: Perennial

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
Australian small and mid-cap listed companies listed governance, diversity, safety and equality as their top three material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, as well as areas of future improvement, according to a survey conducted by ...

Human rights, ethical sourcing driving ESG considerations in Asia: Ausbil

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
Stronger regulation and regulatory enforcement in Asian countries, ranging from plastic use and waste to human rights and labour, expose Australian companies to evolving risks and opportunities across environmental and social metrics, according to Ausbil ...

How the law can drive impact through investment: B Lab

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019  |  NEWS
Ed note: The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this article from Anna Crabb, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, B Lab Australia and New Zealand

Sexual harassment a potential investment, financial risk in supply chain

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
With material human rights issues rising on the agenda for companies and their investors, non-governmental organisations are flagging sexual harassment in garment factories as a source of risk, both in terms of productivity losses and reputational risks ...