Google is designing new headquarters, and they are going to be amazing. This film (above) talks about the architects’ ongoing design Continue reading Google’s new space-age city is the coolest office ever
Ethical certification is one way of standing out from the crowd as a sustainable provider of goods and/or services. Continue reading Ethical Certification: Is B Corps good for your business?
Fair trade consumer goods are becoming more and more commonplace, and companies that manufacture and sell fair-trade Continue reading Rana Clothing: the rise of Aussie ethical fashion
As a way of kickstarting the year, Tony Boyd and Michael Smith of the Australian Financial Review decided to survey some of Australia’s top CEO’s from banking, resources, media, property, insurance, infrastructure and retail to find out their predictions for 2015. The questions asked are Continue reading What our top CEO’s think about sustainability, energy and women in the workplace.
There are three articles that have come out in the last fortnight, written by our friends at the Australian Financial Review. Whilst there are always numerous articles on various markets, employment law discrepancies and the like, these three articles all focus quite heavily on the changing nature of work not just in Australia, but around the world. More and more we are seeing transitions from labour intensity to automation; hardware to software; cubicles to flexible workspaces. Continue reading Uber, Phocas & 99Designs: Forging a new path for Aussie business.
2014 is almost over, and here at SustainingPeople we’ve been absolutely humbled by a following of over 500 people in 59 countries around the world! Thank you all for your support – we truly appreciate your interest, and your comments throughout the year have enabled us to bring higher quality information for your digestion. And, given that 500 followers is somewhat of a milestone, we’ve decided to give our little corner of the internet a small facelift – more of nice spa treatment really – some touch ups here and there, with the most noticeable being a new logo and feature image. The photo was taken by a local artist, and friend of SustainingPeople, Tom Rodgers. It depicts the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia in all their glory, and you can see more of his fantastic work at the Tom Rodgers Photography website. Continue reading SustainingPeople’s year in review
There has been a long running ad campaign in the US focused on sustainable farming, called “Food with Integrity”. It has had many variations and used many mediums – from print ads, to online media and tv spots, and now it’s trying something new. Continue reading US franchise’s epic short film casts a cold shadow over fast food
Speaking with a friend yesterday (let’s call him Ted), we found that they had just been made redundant. Ted, and a number of others colleagues were made redundant, and were then given 15 minutes to collect their belongings and go. Whilst they were given the appropriate payouts, it was still a difficult experience, especially so close to the Christmas and New Years holiday season. Ted had been working for a mining services company, and with the downturn in the Australian resources sector, it was not surprising that his company was downsizing their operations and retrenching staff. Still it sucks. It really sucks. It’s hard not to get angry, not to take it personally, and to worry about the future; it can be hard and scary to work out how to get back on the horse.
What we found with our friend Ted, was that this was really an opportunity in disguise: he had been looking for an opportunity to move out of the resources industry and into a more fulfilling line of work, and this was the push he needed. Interestingly, we have found that many CSR, NFP and sustainability professionals made the move to a more meaningful vocation, after being made redundant – it forced them to find the courage to make a change.
Making this transition can be very difficult, and given the bearish labour market we are currently seeing, more and more professionals are being forced to reconsider their options, their industry and their career path. In the event that you do experience redundancy, here are some tips to help you manage your sanity, reputation and career in the process. Continue reading Beat the Redundancy Blues in 6 Easy Steps
In the wake of today’s sad turn of events in Sydney, we thought it might be good to take some time to be inspired by some of the good things that can come out of a situation. Every cloud has its silver lining – the #illridewithyou movement on twitter has seen Australians rally around the muslim community in the last 24 hours, in a touching gesture of unity and support. This is perhaps a way of trying to make some good come from a terrible situation. Continue reading The Silver Linings Playbook: Meet the mum who started the Ice Bucket Challenge
Here’s another gourmet fast food joint that is getting involved in community affairs, and has been doing so for quite a while. Grill’d is a burger joint that we all know and love across the country (except for NT & Tasmania sorry!), and their Local Matters program lets customers decide which community groups Grill’d will donate $500 to each month. Using a simple voting system (you get a bottle cap token with every burger purchased), customers can choose from one of three different local organisations each month and pop their token in the jar. Continue reading Why Grill’d Burgers are good for the community