Social Impact

Holler for a Huskee. Changing behaviour to reduce waste in our offices

For World Environment Day, we celebrate an important milestone on our mission to eliminate single use waste.

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Australian organisations unite to support Uluru Statement from the Heart

Fourteen of Australia’s leading organisations have united for National Reconciliation Week to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice in…

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Tipping the balance on International Women’s Day

In the last 12 months, KPMG published our research and opinions on three important issues. These highlight gender imbalance and make strong recommendations for change

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What we’ve learned talking to 150 directors about trust and modern slavery

With the introduction of modern slavery legislation in Australia, the responsibility of boards just stepped into another complex area.

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Why the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras matters

Who is Mardi Gras really for these days, and why do we need it?

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Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks

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Closing the Gap: our response

To achieve equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples we need to start recognising the consequences and impact of intergenerational trauma

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There is no single lever to create change so what is needed to put a stop to modern slavery?

This week in Davos the World Economic Forum is asking itself – what are the most effective levers to put an end to modern slavery? A nuanced, multi-layered response is required.

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Seventy years on, human rights matters more than ever to business

Even so, human rights violations continue and we now expect more of business, increasingly calling for greater accountability for non-financial risks.

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Maranguka Justice Reinvestment in Bourke: landmark report demonstrates economic impact of $3.1 million

This is the first ever report of its kind in Australia, assessing the substantial economic impacts of investing in justice reinvestment and supporting communities to lead the solutions.

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“The good news is, I’m getting better”. A mental health story of courage and resilience

I grew up with a mum who suffers from mental illness. Maybe it was a sign of the times but my family and I weren’t educated on mental illness, and so it went undetected for too long.

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Creating an LGBTIQ-friendly Corporate Family. Something to celebrate on Wear it Purple Day

Corporate support for the LGBTIQ community is a mainstay of many firms now, including KPMG. But for the LGBTIQ community, uncloseted acceptance in the workplace is still a relatively new phenomenon.

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Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.

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