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  • 21 April 2021 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AusLSA's 2020 Sustainability Insight showed that while 72 percent of firms had formal workplace giving programs in place, only 28 percent monitored participation by employees.

    If you want to know how to more effectively manage your programs and make them more impactful, Workplace Giving Australia is holding a free webinar on Apr 27, 2021 02:00 PM that will share creative ideas that organisations have implemented for their teams and will review the free online resources that are available. Register HERE

  • 21 April 2021 7:53 AM | Anonymous

    We have been using terms like 'carbon neutrality' and 'net zero' almost interchangeably of late, but what about 'carbon negative' and 'the journey to net zero'. The terminology seems to be shifting.

    See this great article which de-mystifies the words and hopefully provides some clarity.

  • 21 April 2021 7:16 AM | Anonymous

    The 7th National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey, released in February 2021 highlights a continued trend of varied and high quality pro bono work being undertaken. Despite the impact of COVID-19 respondents to the survey have posted a record number of pro bono hours and continue to focus on the most vulnerable members of our society and their supporting organisations. Despite this pleasing result, they say that there is still room for pro bono growth within large firms.

    Read the media release HERE.

  • 31 March 2021 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards is an event celebrating and awarding Australia’s top organisations for LGBTQ inclusion. It's a great endorsement for the program that tickets to attend in person are already sold out... but to calm your FOMO you can still purchase tickets to livestream the event or watch SBS World News Friday 28 May 2021.

    Register HERE

  • 26 March 2021 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are looking for an update and some learned experiences from those implementing Modern Slavery management systems then this seminar is wel worth checking out including 

    • An update on Modern Slavery Statements from The Australian Border Force & Informed 365
    • Key learnings from statements submitted so far
    • Expectations for 2021/2022 reporting
    Register HERE 

  • 14 January 2021 7:55 AM | Anonymous

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres will address the General Assembly on January 28 about the priorities of the organization in 2021, noting that a central ambition will be to build a global coalition for carbon neutrality – committing to net zero emissions by 2050. 

    "The world is at a crossroads. After a year of struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, we usher in a new year with a hope to recover better, rebuild resilience and reimagine a more equal world." Read more HERE

  • 04 January 2021 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    It's time to transform. The future does not just happen, our actions define what the future will look like. We know that the decisions we make in the next six to 18 months will make this determination for our society, our economy, and the planet.  Forum for the Future,  believe that the Transform trajectory needs to become the dominant version of our future if we are to deliver the systemic change needed to solve our inequality, climate, biodiversity and public health challenges. Their report 'The Future of Sustainability', should be a MUST READ, even if you just skip to the conclusions.

  • 16 December 2020 7:31 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to AusLSA member firm Gilbert+Tobin for sourcing all of their tenancy energy from renewable resources to achieve a net carbon zero result, as detailed in their 2020 AusLSA reportDanny Gilbert told Lawyers Weekly that the firm was proud to be leading the charge on sustainability. Achieving a 100 per cent renewable target, he said, is an “important step” in the firm’s journey to better protect the planet for future generations. See the article HERE.

  • 10 December 2020 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new survey adds cultural load and identity strain as issues that indigenous Australians face in the workplace. Sadly only a quarter of survey participants felt they worked in organisations that were authentically committed to change. The article in the Conversation explores the survey and provides 10 ways that organisations can improve workplace inclusion Read more HERE

  • 03 December 2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Purpose and stakeholder-centred business remains the critical, go-forward strategy. 2020 has only accelerated this notion. Porter Novelli evaluated the past 365 days’ worth of Purpose-driven campaigns, initiatives and announcements to bring you the Top 10 Trends of 2020. and what’s on the horizon for 2021. Register HERE

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