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The last decade has seen strong progress from the corporate world, with more and more companies building effective ways to foster and encourage inclusivity and diversity. ... And according to recent research, there is no doubt that LGBT-inclusive companies attract better talent and decrease employee turnover. Read More
The Government has now launched new guidance to assist businesses and to explain in plain language what entities need to do to comply with the Act following the introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act, on 1 January 2019.
The guidelines and the Department’s other modern slavery resources can be found HERE
AusLSA recognises the commitments and achievements of the finalists in the Women in Law Awards - Diversity Law Firm of the Year; Ashurst, Clayton Utz, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Dentons, Gilbert + Tobin, King & Wood Mallesons, McCullough Robertson, Shine Lawyers and Sparke Helmore Lawyers. We hope that you will review the other achievements if these firms in the upcoming 2019 AusLSA Sustainability Insight.
AusLSA is proud to support and recommend the Women In Law - The Next 100 Years seminar. The activity, commitments and progress of many AusLSA member firms to improve gender equality should be an inspiration to others both within and outside our industry. RSVP
There has been a lot of press in the past week about the new Modern Slavery Legislation. At the very least, businesses with a revenue threshold of $100M (or $50M in NSW) will be required to publish Modern Slavery Statements which address supply chain risks. If you still don't know what this is about, there is a great article from Lawyers Weekly HERE and another from Monash Business School HERE.
Modern Slavery legislation in Australia was enacted on 1 January 2019 and, in readiness for mandatory Modern Slavery reporting it's time to start considering whether or not your suppliers are behaving ethically. This is a significant task, and you might ask what difference you can make, but collectively, this is a step in the right direction.
See how Norton Rose Fulbright are looking at this issue in an article from Lawyers Weekly HERE.
It is common for sustainability, well-being, social impact and diversity and inclusion programs to have siloed ownership — where teams nearly compete against each other for resources and employee attention. REGISTER FOR WEBCAST
Do you know your gender pay gap? Improvements in the gender pay gap is one indicator that tells a firm where they are on the journey to gender equality and if women’s full potential is not being realised in your firm then it is probably costing you? The national theme for Equal Pay Day 2019 is ‘The gap matters’. The gender pay gap matters because it measures the extent of the barriers women face in the workforce.
For many years the big four accounting firms, and many other specialist firms, have been building successful integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) advisory practices to meet growing demand from business. Today Minter Ellison also launched its own integrated Responsible Business Practice focused on climate risk and sustainability, business and human rights, responsible finance and investment, and governance and conduct. READ MORE
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