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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.
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.
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
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