Corporate Volunteering continues to grow in popularity. But what makes an employee volunteer program successful? Participation rates? Stakeholder awareness? The number of walls painted? Want to reap the real benefits of employee volunteering? Alyson Genovese will tell you… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on August 31, 2009 at 10:15am —
There are only a few months left until leaders of the international community convene in Copenhagen to agree upon a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol. Prime Minister Rudd has already declared that Australia will not go to the convention empty-handed. So far, Australia’s climate change legislation has faced some hurdles with its CPRS bill. However, with the recent approval of the renewable energy target, there is hope that Rudd will be able to keep his promise.
Following the defeat… Continue
Added by Paige Andrews on August 26, 2009 at 7:00am —
The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.
- 10 ‘Must Have’ sites on CSR.…
Added by Chris Jarvis on August 26, 2009 at 6:59am —
Deloitte centre to provide training, research and development in the areas of sustainability measurement and reporting; Deloitte to host GRI training in collaboration with LEAD Canada.
Added by Paul McKey on August 17, 2009 at 5:06pm —
“Coal is too cheap.”
That was a quote from a keynote address given a few weeks ago at the Melbourne Festival of Ideas by author Kate Grenville titled On Artists, Writers and Climate Change. [www.abc.net.au/tv/fora/stories/2009/07/09/2621185.htm] The quote was from a retired professor of physics who clearly saw the demise of cheap coal as desirable for addressing climate change. He obviously wasn’t an anthropologist or engineer.
Two centuries ago there were those who fought… Continue
Added by Martin Nicholson on August 10, 2009 at 10:44am —
Addressing the 40th annual Pacific Islands Forum held in Cairns this past Wednesday, Prime Minister Rudd offered his commitment to helping the small island nations take measures to adapt to rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Leaders of the seven smallest Pacific island nations said
that deep emission cuts are essential in order to protect the nations from the severe affects of rising… Continue
Added by Paige Andrews on August 8, 2009 at 9:00am —
In Thinking Points
Centre for Policy Development thinkers provide rapid-fire responses to the debates of the day, with an eye to the bigger picture and the decades to come. Here are a few recent pieces that might be of interest to change2 members:
Defending Australia? More like boxing at shadows
Ben Eltham says… Continue
Added by Miriam Lyons on August 4, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Fund managers have a fiduciary responsibility to take into account all major long-term financial risks to an investment portfolio. Understanding carbon risk should be high on the fund managers’ agenda; if significant carbon costs are incurred by companies in the portfolios this can dramatically alter the investment returns. However, by being proactive, fund managers can turn risk into opportunity.
In the US a recently published study showed that the companies in the S&P… Continue
Added by Mans Carlsson-Sweeny on August 4, 2009 at 6:08pm —
The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth
Trust: Why Business Lost It, And How To Win It Back (Part 3 of 3)
If business… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on August 4, 2009 at 2:35am —