April 27, 2021

You’ve probably heard that sustainability includes three pillars, also referred to as a triple bottom line, of “people, planet and profit”, or social, environmental and economic factors.  We’re increasingly aware of the environmental considerations within that (e.g. climate change, air pollution, waste, biodiversity etc), as well as the economic ones.  But what are the social considerations

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April 16, 2021

This article was originally published on Inside Small Business.  The Banksia Sustainability Awards is a prestigious awards program that recognises the best sustainable organisations and initiatives in Australia. Across eight categories, businesses, government, charities, not for profits, research institutions and others demonstrate how they are contributing to a better world through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In

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March 17, 2021

Six years ago, ELK co-founder Marnie Goding was visiting a supplier when she began to notice the amount of waste being generated and the broader environmental impacts of the industry.  As business owners, Marnie and her co-founder and partner Adam Koniaras already had strong social values, looking to use their business to create employment both locally

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March 4, 2021

In last month’s Grow with Purpose Summit, I asked each speaker for their top tip or number one piece of advice for small businesses looking to be more sustainable in 2021. A few themes came up again and again across the 15 speakers, starting with the need to recognise that change is happening, focusing on material

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February 15, 2021

This article was also featured in SmartCompany.Before COVID-19, sustainability was trendy. Many studies had found the majority of consumers in Australia and around the world preferred to buy sustainable, green or ethical products from responsible businesses (at least they said they did). Climate protests and apocalyptic bushfires drove concern for the environment even stronger in 2019 and early

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