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Australian solar power customers support community solar projects - news

By Brian Collett — A green Australian electricity company has given customers the option of paying slightly higher rates to finance community solar projects.  Powershop, which...

CSR driving access to new markets, says ACCSR - news

Innovative corporate social responsibility practises are helping more companies than ever before to access new markets, according to the 2015 State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual...

Executives from Japan’s Orix charged with fraud in Australia - news

The Australia head of Japan’s Orix Corporation has been charged with fraud and money laundering. Orix is a large, highly diversified Japanese financial services and investment banking...

Barrier reef dumping ban doesn't go far enough, says WWF - news

Australia's proposed dumping ban must extend to the entire Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, says WWF. The Australian government's draft legislation to ban the dumping of dredge in...

Australian business lags behind in CR stakes - news

Australian organisations are falling behind when it comes to the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), reveals this year's annual review from the Australian Centre for...

BHP Billiton boosts scholarships - news

BHP Billiton is to fund an additional 90 scholarships for Indigenous students in Australia to the tune of AUD$10m (USD$10m, GBP£6m). The Anglo Australian mining and petroleum compay...

BHP Billiton expands Australian scholarship programme - news

BHP Billiton is to fund an additional 90 scholarships for Indigenous students in Australia to the tune of AUD$10m (USD$10m, GBP£6m). The Anglo Australian mining and petroleum compay...

Jonathan Dutton joins ACCSR - news

Corporate social responsibility advisory and training firm, the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), has appointed Jonathan Dutton as a non-executive director. He...

Barrick loses New Zealand fund investment - news

The world’s largest gold mining company has lost the investment of a sovereign wealth fund that handles billions of dollars. The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, whose portfolio is...

Antipodes doubt native CSR leadership - news

Australian and New Zealand CSR practitioners doubt the CSR leadership in their own companies compared with that within other organisations, according to research by the Australian Centre for...

RAPs take off in Australia - news

More than 300 major Australian businesses – including 11 of the country’s top corporations – government and community organisations have reconciliation action plans (RAPs)...

Hatland joins OgilvyEarth - news

Kabira Hatland has been named director of client service for OgilvyEarth. Hatland is a senior communications professional with a background in corporate social responsibility, media relations,...

Sustainability principles drive New Zealand’s farming power house - news

Farmland is an inflation-proof, defensive asset that has performed well during periods of stagflation. The farming business is also, by definition, inextricably linked with sustainability,...

Nugent joins Parsons Brinckerhoff - news

Joanne Nugent has been appointed director of people and corporate sustainability at Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Australia-Pacific operations and its global mining business.

Tobacco industry fears plain-pack ‘domino effect’ - news

In a move seen by tobacco companies as state appropriation of their brands and intellectual property, all cigarettes sold in Australia from 1 December must conform to strict ‘no...

Australia presses on with wide-ranging carbon tax - news

A carbon pricing scheme, probably the world’s most comprehensive, is being implemented in Australia, despite continuing opposition from some business groups. From 1 July,...

Green takes over from Warren at Clean Energy Council - news

Australia’s Clean Energy Council has appointed clean energy pioneer and former head of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, David Green, as its chief executive officer. Green...

Eucalyptus fuel takes off in Oz - news

Sustainable fuel from eucalyptus trees is being developed for commercial airline flights. Virgin Australia and its aircraft supplier Airbus will seek to produce a certified energy source that...

Emerald Wrap set to sparkle Down Under - news

The first platform for responsible investment has been launched in Australia. The Emerald Wrap, which immediately becomes a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, will...

Macri to head SRI at Australian Ethical - news

David Macri has been named as Australian Ethical’s new chief investment officer. An internal appointment, Macri replaces James Jordan as the SRI firm investment head, and will work to...

Ex-ISS employees set up new consultancy - news

A new Australian governance consultancy has been launched by former employees of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Governance. Ownership Matters, headed by Dean Paatsch and with an...

Coal-reliant Australia to adopt controversial carbon tax - news

Australia has adopted a ‘carbon tax’ so that around 500 of its biggest polluters will have to pay for their emissions. By two votes, the parliament passed a bill last month...

Erik Mather dies - news

The Australian ethical investment pioneer Erik Mather has died at the age of 45. He made a name for himself over the past ten years with the establishment of the BT Governance Advisory Service,...

Aussies reap rewards from uptake of CSR strategies - news

CSR is saving Australian companies money, strengthening reputations and enabling the creation of new products, though budgets have been cut in the past two years. The claim is made by...

inbrief - news

Australia’s Barrick Gold Corporation is establishing an external CSR advisory board to give the company advice and guidance on ‘challenging social and environmental issues’....

The new fund in the market for sustainable farms - news

While the stability of agricultural products comes evermore into question, Agro-Ecological is already treating sustainable farming as an asset class. Mike Scott speaks to the fund’s...

inbrief - news

The first meeting of the Australian UN Global Compact Network has been held in Sydney. Australia has 68 Compact participants, including BHP Billiton, Fosters, Plaspak, Westpac and Woolworths.

inbrief - news

Energy Australia has won the best performance category in the seventh Corporate Responsibility Index awards for Australia and New Zealand, with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Australia) taking the best...

inbrief - news

Nearly all of Australia’s largest companies are failing to report adequately on social investment, concludes the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Its analysis of...

Australia gets Compact network - news

An Australian network of the United Nations Global Compact has been established. The network was set up at the tenth National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Canberra...

CSR grows fast in Australia - news

The number of people employed in corporate responsibility in Australia is expected to increase significantly in the next year, reports the country’s largest ever CSR survey. The State...

World’s first higher-education SRI school announced in Australia - news

The Australian government is providing A$2.5million ($1.75m, £1.2m) over three years to establish the world’s first academic centre for responsible investment education, training and...

SRI grows in Australia - news

Responsible investment grew by eight per cent in Australia during 2007-08 from A$52.8billion to A$57.1bn ($33.2bn-$36bn, £23.8bn-£25.7bn), reports the Responsible Investment...

Impax launches environmental fund - news

An environmental investment fund has been set up in Australia by Impax Asset Management, an investor that concentrates exclusively on environmental markets. The Impax Environmental Markets...

Australian government to advise GRI - news

A senior Australian Treasury official is to be appointed to the governmental advisory group of the Global Reporting Initiative, the non-profit Amsterdam-based organization that promotes CSR...

Australia gets new green fund - news

An investment management company has set up Australia’s first fund specializing in the three environmental sub-sectors of alternative energy and energy efficiency, water treatment and...

Australia gets first degree-level CSR course - news

Australia’s first graduate level qualification in corporate responsibility is now being offered at La Trobe University, Victoria. The qualification has been produced by the...

Office supplies firm takes Australian award - news

Corporate Express Australia, the office supplies and services company, has been named Sustainable Company of the Year in the Australian Sustainability Awards. The business took the title at...

GRI gets base in Australia - news

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), creator of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting guidelines, is establishing an Australian base at the St James Ethics Centre in...

Consumers want business to help them on climate change - news

Australian consumers are said in a new report to be informed and inspired about climate change and to demand to participate in the debate on the issue. The report says they want businesses...

Telstra in volunteering push - news

The social foundation of the Australian communications group Telstra is to give A$400,000 ($248,000, £159,000) in grants to community organizations. Under its Community Connection...

Carbon trading could benefit Australasian pension funds - news

Australian superannuation funds could continue to be successful with carbon-efficient investment policies under a carbon emissions trading scheme, a new report has suggested. The report...

Australasian seafood firms work on guidelines - news

Representatives of the Australian and New Zealand seafood industries and the two countries’ governments have met to work on new sustainability reporting guidelines. The meeting, in...

Australia unveils CSR plan - news

The Australian government has established an ambitious three-year project to expand responsible business practice across the country. The treasury will provide Aus$2million ($1.9m,...

Business not trusted on climate change - news

Barely a fifth of Australian consumers trust international companies, local businesses or their government to give accurate global warming information. However, 68 per cent trust scientists and...

New members join cocoa foundation - news

The Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia, whose members include Cadbury Schweppes, Ferrero, Nestlé and Wrigley, has become a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. The group was...

Responsible business in Micronesia gets blog - news

A blog section on socially responsible business in Micronesia has been added to a website run by Catalyst, a London company that takes business people to other countries to study social...

ANZ is best for women – again - news

ANZ has been named as the employer of choice for women for the sixth consecutive year. The bank, which was awarded the title by the Australian government’s Equal Opportunity for Women...

Telstra tackles internet bullying - news

A programme has been set up to reduce the bullying and harassment of children who use mobile phones and the internet in Australia. The Telstra Foundation, the charity arm of...

Regnan analyses sustainability of Australian stocks - news

Governance scandals and climate change are pushing social and environmental issues up the agenda for companies and investing institutions in Australia. Erik Mather talks to Mike Scott The...

VicSuper is best Aussie fund - news

The VicSuper superannuation fund has been named Sustainable Super Fund of the Year in the Australian Sustainability Awards. The fund won the title for integrating environmental, social and...

Australian government offered responsible road map - news

Greater concentration on sustainability reporting and better co-ordination of government corporate responsibility projects are the two areas in which Australia’s new administration will...

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