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  • 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. 

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  • 18 April 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A recent global survey of 100 corporate foundations from over 20 countries has discovered that many corporate foundations are upping their game and embracing some truly innovative strategies.

    The report from Corporate Citizenship accepts that financial support is vital but identified six smart innovations that corporate foundations are adopting to increase their impact

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    Visit Corporate Citizenship to download the report.

  • 10 April 2017 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      The Good360 Sponsorship Program pilot is the latest example of Australian law firms standing beside their colleagues running community legal services. 

    In its first quarter the Good360/CLC pilot provided $34,182.37 of critical goods to 25 CLCs - more than five times the amount law firms invested. In addition to the great leverage of their sponsorship, sponsors receive impressive levels of information about how their contributions are benefiting participants.

    Download the full report here and learn how you can join the program

  • 07 April 2017 12:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A panel discussion hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills in late March put some flesh on the bones of director's responsibility and corporate obligations related to climate change risks... and it came with an ominous prediction from Noel Hutley SC 

    “I’ll make a prediction: some large company is going to end up with an asset stranded because of some regulatory decision or the like, and some class action is going to be started against that publicly listed company when it hits their stock price....“That is going to happen".... and “Once these things start, they won’t stop,” he said.

    Read a great article about the forum from Wig and Chamber 

  • 03 April 2017 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      The rising unmet legal needs of asylum seekers were a key driver in the 10% increase in pro bono legal work since 2014 according to a new report by the Australian Pro Bono Centre. Immigration moved from twelfth to third most important on the list of areas where the most legal pro bono work was undertaken at Australia's largest firms.

    Read the article from the Australian Pro Bono Centre

  • 29 March 2017 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
       Take a look at one view of seven key sustainability challenges that businesses will face in the year ahead are shaping the sustainable future for business 

    Read the full article from Corporate Citizenship
  • 27 March 2017 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      If you are in Victoria you should make time to attend the latest in the series of lectures addressing psychological well being in the legal sector. You will come away with better insight about the benefits and opportunities of managing psychological well being that will strengthen you personally, as a colleague and as a manager.

    This lecture features Her Hon Judge Felicity Hampel and will be held on Tuesday 16 May 2017 DLA Piper, 21/140 William Street, Melbourne.

    For more information go to the TJMF website

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