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  • 16 October 2020 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    According to Deloitte, for every month of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia has lost one year on progress towards economic gender equality. Women seem to shouldering a bigger burden of home care and are more likely to be affected by job cuts, a view which is shared by WGEA. They both agree that gender equality needs to be at the heart of our economic recovery. Read some of Deloitte's responses and strategies HERE.

  • 14 October 2020 7:28 AM | Anonymous

    AusLSA Member firm DLA Piper has published an overview of a newly released report from the Fair Work Commission entitled 'Draft Award Flexibilty Schedule'. This document considers the impacts of the accelerated needs emerging from working from home and it intended to assist employers facilitate workplace flexibility in this area.

    See the DLA Piper Publication HERE, or the Fair Work Commission document HERE.

  • 13 October 2020 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More law firms moving to formally articulate a position on climate change through their values and commitments. The differentiation can bring some behaviors into contrast. 

    The 2020 Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard is the first to detail the scale of top law firms’ role in the climate crisis. Using the best data available, the 2020 Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard analyzes litigation, transactional, and lobbying work conducted by the 2020 Vault Law 100 law firms. Read the report HERE

  • 12 October 2020 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Will your firm meet the increased demand for climate ambition? How can you ensure that your target is keeping pace as the climate agenda moves at an ever-quickening pace.

    Corporate Citizenship recently completed a webinar covering

    • How carbon targets have changed over the last 5 years
    • What “Net-Zero” means for businesses setting targets
    • The options available that will ensure your target is ambitious enough, and how to avoid accusations of “greenwash”
    • How to assess what is required to meet your target
    • The impact of Covid-19 on targets, baselines and reporting

    Watch the Webinar HERE 



  • 02 October 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Addressing your company’s carbon footprint takes a comprehensive approach. Carbon offsets are a viable component of a larger strategy; and when procured smartly, can also help companies meet their other sustainability needs and goals. Read more HERE

  • 02 October 2020 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Climate Change is the highest priority for surveyed ASX 250 companies with modern slavery and indigenous reconciliation moving quickly up the ranks. The 2020 Sustainable Future Survey conducted by Perennial Value Management also showed recent focus areas including equality, inclusion and charitable giving have slipped down the list for action. Read more about the survey and its finding HERE
  • 25 September 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gender equality programs are well established in many law firms and progress is being made to correct the imbalance of opportunity and reward between man and women… but then came Covid. Commercial stresses and down turns can threaten to gains and barrier to further progress. Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner provided testimony to the Senate Select Committee Public Hearings on COVID-19 about the need to address gender equality while planning Covid recovery. Read MORE

  • 05 August 2020 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science-based targets are Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions reduction targets that are consistent with the level of decarbonization that, according to climate science, is required to keep global temperature increase within 1.5 to 2ºC compared to pre-industrial temperature levels.

  • 26 May 2020 1:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the crisis continues to unfold, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics will continue to grow in importance. Companies will be judged by their ability to withstand financial shocks, but also by how they’ve treated their employees, clients and communities. A well researched article that will show you that responsible business is more important than ever - READ HERE 

  • 26 May 2020 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Immediately before our current Australian COVID crisis we were rightly reeling from Australia's latest climate change disaster in the form of widespread droughts and massive bush fires that caused environmental, social and economic destruction. But while we have been distracted, the issue of climate change and its urgency has not gone away. It seems that disruption is a key catalyst for change and COVID has disrupted the global economy and society in away the climate change never could. Jane Courtnell discusses the early signs that indicate the post COVID future could also provide some desperately needed solutions to climate change. READ MORE
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