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
Who’s your favourite superhero? How about your favourite superhero universe, DC or Marvel? Personally I’ve always preferred the Marvel universe because instead of single all-powerful heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman, it more often features teams of heroes like the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Avengers. In these teams, the heroes each have one trademark superpower and
What controls over half of global economic output, employs over 2/3 of the workforce and has the power to innovate solutions to the world’s most pressing problems? Small and medium size businesses (SMBs). This is no joke, I’m talking about the world’s most overlooked force in sustainable development. Since the emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Sustainability and CSR can be overwhelming for a small business. With conflicting advice and a laundry list of ‘should do’s it’s easy to get lost in the details. As a small business, you need to simplify and get crystal clear on the most important aspects. So many times I have seen a well-meaning business set up
We have established what sustainability and CSR mean and the business case for taking a responsible approach, so now how do you go about it? Even if your main driver for implementing CSR is compliance with a customer’s requirements, CSR should not be limited to the basic compliance activities, e.g. having a policy, management system or certification in place.
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