Social Impact

Reflections on Indigenous Recruitment in NAIDOC Week

The issues experienced by organisations in attracting and retaining Indigenous talent is primarily a structural one. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees absolutely have the skills and tenacity to thrive in corporate Australia

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Putting the CE in CEO: The new circular MBA

For well over 50 years, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has been the go-to educational degree for aspiring business leaders. The typical MBA program provides an overview in…

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What happens next? with Bernard Salt. Boosting economic prosperity through increased gender equality

Closing the gender pay gap and strengthening childcare policies to encourage equal sharing of care are just some of the initiatives that have gained ground across the Australian business landscape, but despite the progress more can be done.

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What happens next? with Bernard Salt: Sustainability & ESG

Looking after the world we live in for future generations is not just important to communities and society at large, but to business as well. Embedding ESG, or environmental, social and governance principles into a company’s strategy is now a business imperative.

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More than a word: how KPMG takes action for reconciliation

The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week, “More than a Word: Reconciliation Takes Action”, feels very timely to me. It’s a good prompt for us to stop and reflect, have our actions created change?

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Indigenous owned remote laundries in a container: an important step in Closing the Gap

For most Australians, regular washing of their clothes, towelling and bedding is a routine household task. It’s unlikely when throwing your washing in the machine that you consider the ramifications…

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What Happens Next? with Bernard Salt: Indigenous business

There are currently around 16,000 Indigenous-owned businesses across Australia, and that number is predicted to grow to 18,000 over the next five years. This growth is seen in a range…

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Running Indigenous organisations is challenging. Start by getting on top of your finances

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that the old ways of doing business may not be the best way in the future.

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Demand increases for ESG investments; returns do not have to be sacrificed for environmental and social benefit

Our survey shows that ESG funds outperform non–ESG funds adding to the now well accepted statement that investment returns do not have to be sacrificed for environmental and social benefit

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How to retain the trust earned during the pandemic

How do we rebuild trust? It’s a question that’s been exercising our leading business minds in recent times. Few, however, would have anticipated the answer could be ‘through a global pandemic.’

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Gender Impacts of COVID-19: Budget update

While the data now indicates a slightly more balanced impact between the genders since COVID-19, women have still been disproportionately impacted through increased levels of non-paid care work.

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Let’s “pivot” on climate change and decarbonisation

Today is World Environment Day. Over recent months, many of us have spent more time in our home surroundings. With more time to reflect, I hope we better appreciate the importance of our environment and reflect on sustainability and our interaction with our ecosystem.

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The implications of COVID-19 for marketers: the three phases they need to consider

When tough times suddenly arise, marketers need to re-boot their strategies.

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