When the coronavirus pandemic began, individuals and members of community groups sprang into action. Without the need for coordination from the local authorities or national governments, people instinctively knew how to support each other.
It’s been a long time coming and taken months of work but finally Scentre Group, which owns and manages Westfield shopping centres, has agreed to disclose its workplace agreements with cleaners.
A slap in the face is exactly what was needed to wake people up to some hard truths about our times.
The idea of a new cultural facility for Parramatta is good. Stocking that facility with the Powerhouse collection just looks dumb. News of the post-pandemic economic fallout is steadily replacing the news of the pandemic itself. Here are a few snippets. The National Library announced it will largely cease collecting Asian publications. The story was […]
Goldman Sachs is warning investors away from livestock, with going as far as to label livestock as one of the most precarious investments alongside oil. Why? Global investor network FAIRR a London based outfit that raises awareness of the material ESG risks and opportunities caused by intensive livestock production has released a new report that […]
Governments need to think differently to spread the benefits of their post COVID 19 stimulus. Building a new “third” construction sector is an excellent place to start. The NSW Government has prioritised 24 housing, school and industrial projects to undergo the fast-track assessment process, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hope is that […]
Discussions about manufacturing in Australia tend to focus on either the demise of the car industry or the potential of advanced manufacturing to reinvigorate the sector as a whole.
The dairy industry is not typically acknowledged in the sustainability world, but this three person, 45-cow farm is doing something a little differently.
How is the built environment tracking towards more sustainable supply chains?
New legislation proposed by the Queensland government to ban “locking” devices used by climate activists and to give police more power to search suspected protesters is raising the spectre of Joh Bjelke-Petersen era laws criminalising public protest.
The City of Sydney has paired 20 emerging climate leaders with 20 established climate leaders in the country’s first iteration of the Women4Climate mentoring program.
It’s high time for white Australians to confront the fact that their life outcomes are much better than their Indigenous counterparts.
Tanya Ha, former presenter on ABC’s Catalyst, science communicator and environmentalist, is busy helping scientists to better communicate and has a “pet interest” in the green building and sustainable cities movement. Now she’s jumped further into diversity issues.
To go mainstream, brand sustainability needs to become more desirable for everyone, not just that tiny segment of “conscious shoppers”.
OPINION: Bob Brown’s “Stop Adani” convoy has raised hackles across Queensland and the broader political landscape, as it was intended to do.
OPINION: ESG, CSR, SRI – the jargon proliferates. What does it mean for companies to say they’re sustainable or ethical? Do these claims relate at all to reality?
Robin Mellon, who is chief executive officer of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, always said he’d be in the job two to three years. So after three years in the role he’s decided to step down.
What does the advocacy group the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) have in common with the Local Government Super fund, the Church of England Pensions Board, and the Seventh Swedish National Pension Fund?
A new UN Global Compact report aims to “showcase new business opportunities to build a sustainable future”.
It is accepted as a truism in energy efficiency circles that “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”. And with social sustainability a rising trend in terms of industry focus, the push is now on to find ways to apply a similar metrics-based approach to people-focused initiatives.
Built environment bodies have used International Women’s Day to draw attention to gender inequity in the sector, and announce plans to tackle the issue.
A number of built environment sector companies have been honoured by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, a federal agency that works to promote and improve gender equality.
The Clean Energy Council is set to release a guide on potential female speakers in the clean energy sector, in a bid to increase the gender diversity of speaking panels.
Christians in the United States have become less concerned about the environment, analysis of 20-plus years of opinion polls has revealed.
The word diversity and its close relatives, inclusion and equality, are positive by most objective standards and dictionaries.
Women need to be brave and step out of their comfort zones as well as be assertive in pursuing flexibility, if they want to progress into senior roles, says sustainability leader Beck Dawson.
Gender diversity is a hot issue. In the built environment it’s partly thanks to work underway through the Male Champions of Change program, and partly it just may have been intensified by the Hollywood sex scandals now rippling around the globe.
A new recycling system at Chatswood Chase in Sydney is set to help the shopping centre reach its zero waste by 2020 goal, with Vicinity Centres now looking to roll out more systems across its national portfolio in a bid to cut waste going to landfill. The project has also teamed up with disability service […]
The sustainability career path attracts many women. However, despite the large numbers of women entering the industry, few hold positions at the most senior levels.
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?