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  • 30 May 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

       

     June is a great time to get organised for a 2017/18 workplace giving campaign. 


     Some great ideas and programs to get involved in can be found at One Million Donors

  • 26 May 2017 2:20 PM | Anonymous


    Ten law firms have been nationally recognised for LGBTI workplace inclusion on the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) and we are delighted that they are all AusLSA member firms!


    Click here to follow the link to Australasian Lawyer to find out who they are.

  • 23 May 2017 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    A court case in the NSW Land and Environment Court has so far saved around 50,000 – 70,000 pages of paper - and it’s only day three of an eight day matter. 

     

    The Australian Legal Sector Alliance and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage are partnering on the project that aims to build an understanding and develop resources to address the sustainability issues of the NSW litigation processes.

     

    The paperless pilot is being led by a member of the program’s Steering Group, Justice Tim Moore. AusLSA will capture and promote the learnings from the pilot in a case study to be released in August 2017.


    Go to the project website
  • 22 May 2017 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    AusLSA congratulates the
    winner and finalists of the Australasian Lawyers - Corporate Citizen for 2017. The list of 2017 finalists is an exiting combination of some of the long term leaders in this space as well as some new comers.

    2017 Winner - Salvos Legal

    2017 Finalists: Arnold Bloch Leibler – Ashurst - Clayton Utz - DLA Piper - Gilbert + Tobin - Herbert Smith Freehills - King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Maddocks.


    Read about Salvos Legal





  • 15 May 2017 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     


     New Zealand firm Russell McVeagh has launched its first-ever corporate social responsibility report,  detailing firm-led efforts to give back to local communities, employees, and the environment.


     One of the most impressive features of the report is how Russel McVeigh have identified, collected  and published key metrics that support achievements in their priority activities.

    Read Russell McVeigh's report


  • 12 May 2017 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EY has produced the 9th edition of Lets Talk Sustainability which provides a business focused insight and points of view to turn best practice into opportunities for your business. Its definitely worth putting on your reading list

    This May edition includes articles on;

    • Climate Risk Disclosures – FSB and climate change risks,
    • Social Impact Measurement – Measuring social outcomes,
    • Declaration of Human rights – Revisited
    • What non financial performance says about your business value
    • Podcast - 2 degrees and the Paris Climate Agreement  


  • 10 May 2017 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Australia’s Senate, Prudential Regulator and Department of Environment and Energy have all looked  at climate risk disclosure in the past few months. A lot has happened to get the country to pay  attention to the financial risks that climate change poses.


     Read an article from the Climate Disclosure Standards Board


     

  • 08 May 2017 2:40 PM | Anonymous



    When the United Nations released their Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they asked for companies to support the goals and targets in their sustainability reporting. No problem, there are only 17 goals and 169 targets, so how do I do this?.


    Click here for an interesting article from Mel Wilson, PwC Canada who attempts to unravel this for us. 

  • 01 May 2017 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    You don’t have to be large to see the importance and value of a commitment to sustainability and responsible business.

    AusLSA is pleased to introduce Parke Lawyers and welcome them as an AusLSA member. We look forward to introducing them to you all at upcoming forums and supporting them on their sustainability Journey. Read about Parke Lawyers commitments


  • 29 April 2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     


    Clearly defining and sharing a law firm’s Purpose, including altruistic social features and long-term aims, is challenging.


    Purpose is increasing being recognised as an important foundation to leadership, strategic planning and branding. But why is it important? What parts of the human psyche does it appeal to and why is it so hard?



    Dr Bob Murray from Fortinberry-Murray has some of the answers and is looking to apply his expertise as a behavioural neurogeneticist to shed further light on this issue in his upcoming book. 


    Read More



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