Social Impact

We need to put ourselves in the CEO shoes

Last week I attended a KPMG-sponsored COP21 event hosted by UNESCO at its stunning 1950s-built Paris HQ. One theme in particular emerged from the panel discussion and got me thinking: the…

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Sea Change needed on Climate Change and Carbon Reporting

“As a firm, KPMG is clear that climate change is happening and that urgent action is needed to tackle it now. The evidence is not in doubt.”

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The mental strain of a physical disability

Last week I spent a day in a wheelchair as part of the Wheelchair Sports WA Corporate Wheelchair Challenge.

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Change the “e” in e-waste to end waste

Imagine we disposed of our electronic waste (e-waste) in any way we deemed fit. Imagine there was no relevant authority to monitor/supervise our city, country, or the whole world’s e-waste…

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Out cold in Sydney

For the last two years I have owned a dog. Not so remarkable – but having a furry companion has changed the way I understand and experience my neighbourhood. Dogs…

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Fair Trade – not aid

While Fair Trade has its advocates and sceptics, its aim is generating and producing positive impacts and benefits for producers in the developing and developed world.

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The key to staying positive: look backwards to look forwards

When I started thinking about writing this article, all of a sudden I felt very tired. The more I learn about Indigenous affairs in our country, the more I realise…

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It’s time to change it up!

On Tuesday evening at KPMG in Melbourne, we held a Q&A style panel event, hosted by Tony Jones, the popular host of ABC’s Q&A program.

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The pathway to empowerment in Yorta Yorta country

Three weeks ago I moved to Shepparton on secondment for three months. I am working in the Goulburn-Murray region as part of the Empowered Communities, a national program, driven by…

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Liz Forsyth: influencing social change through economic reality

KPMG employs some remarkable women. Liz Forsyth is the Managing Partner of Health, Ageing and Human Services. She led the team that mapped the cost of violence against women in…

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The name’s bond – green bond

In late 2014, two Australian institutions, Stockland and NAB, joined the growing global trend and issued their first Green Bonds. Both were oversubscribed. The rapid growth of the market has…

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A passion for Reconciliation

Jawun’ means ‘friend’ or ‘family’ in the Kuku Yalanji language of Mossman Gorge, Queensland. I have just come back from a six week secondment to Kununurra in the East Kimberley…

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Prospering in an era of sustainability megaforces

For a while now, there have been studies looking at the impact of so-called ‘megaforces’. These include issues like climate change, population growth, water scarcity, deforestation and other huge long…

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