Public/social/ethical

Adani – a consultant’s moral dilemma or no brainer?

If your company was offered a mega-profitable commission on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine* in Queensland would you turn it down due to the environmental damage it will cause, or would you take the cash?

Energy efficient public buildings get a boost in Europe

Upgrading Europe’s school, hospitals and other public buildings will now become easier following the Europe Commission’s change to energy performance contract (EPC) rules. The Commission has also launched the pilot…

Has the sharing economy been co-opted?

The sharing economy is now massive, with co-working, ride sharing and cooperative housing taking off around the globe. However, concern is mounting that many models are not in the spirit…

Social housing: a new investment focused model

A new investment focused funding model for social housing could change the profile of this sector currently under scrutiny especially in price hotspots around the country. The model was developed…

Social movements on the rise: and students lead

Students and academics at RMIT this week Melbourne delivered an open letter to their Vice Chancellor Martin Bean, calling for the university to divest its $1.2 billion fund of fossil…

History repeats as green ban placed on Sirius

Losing the Sirius building at The Rocks would be a loss of the diversity and interesting architecture so strongly sought by the kinds of tech companies the NSW government says…

Climate action is the key to Australia achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Australia will join the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Some of the discussion will focus on progressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as agreed…