November 8 2013 Business urged to increase green space by 20%
A new national initiative called 202020 Vision has officially been launched with the goal of increasing green space in urban areas by 20%, by the year 2020.
November 8 2013 Business sustainability through innovation
As more businesses big and small look for ways to decrease their carbon footprint, many are finding interesting ways to innovate.
October 29 2013 Making an impact: Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards
The Victorian 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been announced, showcasing a slice of the positive impact small business is making in Australia. Taking out the top gong in the Small and Medium Enterprises category was Rae-Line, a family owned and run business. In the business of manufacturing soft trim components such as upholstery, leather and Read More…
October 25 2013 Success for organic in a ‘grudge market’
The word ‘organic’ may mean different things to different people – but this is no marketing ploy. For entrepreneur Aimee Marks, her company is the culmination of a steadfast commitment to core, ethical principles.
October 15 2013 Sustainability conference wraps: lessons for business
Hundreds of leaders within business, government and sustainability converged in Melbourne for the 2nd Australian Sustainability Conference held over the 9th and 10th of October.
October 8 2013 Best brand cut-through to Oz consumers
New research has found that co-branding alongside socially worthy causes really does affect consumer-purchasing decisions.
September 30 2013 Manufacturing cheaper in China? Not necessarily
Too many Australian business owners mistakenly believe as a matter of course that manufacturing is cheaper in China.
September 16 2013 Shifting the business compass to ethical
Alongside the normalisation of ‘corporate social responsibility’ as a business term, the idea of creating new enterprises on an ethical foundation is becoming more mainstream.
September 13 2013 Make the switch: Locally made recycled paper
A new initiative is encouraging Aussie businesses to consider the sustainability of their paper and printing footprint.