Social Impact

Closing the gap of Indigenous employment one job at a time

My name is Andrew Olsen and I am a proud Dhughetti and Anaiwan man from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. Today I have been asked to write about…

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Will 2016 be the tipping point for business to act on human rights?

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Australia and Canada: new symbols of change?

Business leaders need to be aware of new momentum in international politics that could make the transition to a low carbon economy unstoppable.

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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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