Benchmarking reveals hot topics on corporate responsibility agenda

Benchmarking reveals hot topics on corporate responsibility agenda

When Business in the Community (BITC) decided to raise the bar in its annual corporate responsibility rating, none of the 98 participants could meet the top five star ranking. But the recently released 2014 Corporate Responsibility Index did reveal six key trends among those companies leading the way in corporate responsibility.

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ASX focus on social and environmental risk and disclosure welcomed

ASX focus on social and environmental risk and disclosure welcomed

Changes to the ASX Governance Principles and Recommendations announced today have been welcomed by leading sustainability advisory firm Net Balance.

It has applauded the introduction of Recommendation 7.4 which asks companies to disclose whether it has any material exposure to economic, environmental and social sustainability risks and, if it does, how it manages those risks.

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Australian first research reveals companies making profit by tackling key social issues

Australian first research reveals companies making profit by tackling key social issues

Australia’s first study into creating shared value (CSV) will be released in draft in Melbourne today at the 2nd Creating Shared Value forum.

The study looks at how Australian companies are integrating CSV, which is aimed at generating profit by addressing social or environmental issues, into their corporate strategy.

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Net Balance Foundation to increase the reach and depth of CitySwitch energy efficiency program

Net Balance Foundation to increase the reach and depth of CitySwitch energy efficiency program

Net Balance Foundation is working alongside the City of Sydney, City of Melbourne, City of Perth and other partner councils to expand the reach and depth of the well-established CitySwitch energy efficiency program, thanks to funding received from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism through the Energy Efficiency Information Grants (EEIG) program.

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Collaboration and commitment needed for more sustainable palm oil

Collaboration and commitment needed for more sustainable palm oil

A new report, jointly supported by WWF-Australia and the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC), provides a much-needed assessment of the facts, myths, issues and challenges around palm oil. Launched today, the independent report will provide a springboard for action to increase the proportion of palm oil supplies derived from sustainable sources in the Australian market.

 

 

 

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