News & Views

  • 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





  • 27 March 2017 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


      Eleven of Australia's law firms have taken a pledge to boost their cultural diversity. 


    Coinciding with Cultural Diversity Week, leaders from many of Australia's most prominent law firms were joined by Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane for their first closed-door ideas session on the issue


    Read the AFR article here 

  • 22 March 2017 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      You’ve got your sustainability plans in place and are geared up to cut costs and reduce carbon emissions. But don’t forget to get your staff engaged with the process. Catherine Rubbens shares our six-step plan for effectively engaging employees with sustainability  

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  • 20 March 2017 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Australian Legal Sector Alliance members make up half of the 14 Australian and international organisations who have invested $500 million with the latest National Australia Bank  social bond. The bonds are the first to promote workplace gender equality by financing Australian businesses that champion women and equality.


    Go the the NAB website for more information


  • 03 March 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      An increased number of organisations are seeking to achieve a greater social and environmental impact by collaborating with others.

    Different types of collaborations and relationships are emerging as organisations engage in new ways in order to address big issues and deliver long-term change.
     Read new research published by Corporate Citizenship that celebrates these models and their impact.


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