Ethical Certification: Is B Corps good for your business?

Ethical certification is one way of standing out from the crowd as a sustainable provider of goods and/or services.

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Why Grill’d Burgers are good for the community

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…

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The hills are alive, with the sound of backflips

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK. So lets start at the very beginning – a very good place to start. Earlier this week, the Federal Government’s energy policy took another hit, this time from Nobel Laureate and former US Energy Secretary to Obama, Dr Steven Chu, who was in town to accept an honourary Doctorate…

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What is socially responsible, 315m long, and very, very wet?

What a good looking question! What IS socially responsible, 315m long, and very, very wet? How about a giant waterslide set up in the very centre of the Perth CBD for one day, with bars, food stalls, music and entertainment? YES PLEASE!

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GIVIT Kids to school Queensland youth in philanthropy

A new online giving platform aimed at children is to be launched in schools across Queensland and is set to make big waves in local communities. GIVIT Kids is a philanthropy program designed to, with parental guidance, encourage children to anonymously donate to other Australian families who are in need. With support from the Queensland…

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Why Joe Hockey should think before he speaks

Twice in two days, Joe Hockey has made some weird and wonderful comments. First, his comments to Bill Shorten about the Opposition’s ‘questionable’ support of the ISIL defence efforts: ‘…if Bill Shorten truly is honest about his commitment to deliver bipartisan support in relation to our defence efforts in the Middle East, he will provide…

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CSIRO invests $28.8 million in Indigenous Education

“Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes. We need gigantic monumental changes.” Merely a quote from character Sam Seaborne, of the critically acclaimed US political drama The West Wing, this sentiment nevertheless rings true as the most promising way to lift a society out of the quagmire of poverty…

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Michael Traill to step down from SVA Australia

Michael Traill, the Founder of Social Ventures Australia has announced he is stepping down from his role as CEO, at the annual SVA Oration, at the NSW House of Parliament last night. His exit will be sadly be effective October this year and will be succeeded by Rob Koczkar, the current Managing Director of Pacific…

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