Glasgow 2014: Green & Gold

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/16507535] The 2014 Commonwealth Games are well underway in Glasgow, and our green & gold army is at the top of the medal tally, with England not far behind. The real ‘Green-Medal’ winner of these games, however, is the city of Glasgow which has made headlines in the lead up to, and during the games because of its focus …

Ethical Investing for Dummies

In recent years there has been a growing need for accountability outside the realms of financial performance of ASX-listed entities. Individual and institutional investors have grown wise to a global focus on sustainability; they are looking for disclosure of, and action on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

27 Beautiful Résumé Designs You’ll Want To Steal

Companies with a strong sustainability message and CSR program allow employees to make an impact on the world around them.  The ability to make a difference is becoming increasingly important to the younger generations about to enter the workforce. If they want to be professionally desirable and stand out as one of the new breed of Sustainable People, they need …

Up, Up and Away

Pending official approval, it seems that China is stepping up its commitment to environmental sustainability. Once the Mayor of the city of Wuhan grants approval, development will begin on two towers aimed at being wholly self-sufficient and restoring the wider environment around it. The architects responsible for the design is UK firm Chetwoods who sees the project as a catalyst …

Virgin Mobile is cooking with hashtags

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Bz67LG17Y “1000 Facebook likes will save this man’s life”. This premise, often the target of many jokes and internet memes is now being realised – except it’s not Likes, it’s #hashtags#. Virgin Mobile Australia has launched a new campaign using social media to feed the hungry. The campaign is asking social media users to take photos of their food and …

Dial T for Telstra

Telstra is famous for providing Australia’s most expansive regional telecommunications coverage, as well as being infamous for providing us access to some of the more frustrating overseas call centres. Behind the scenes however, a different tale is being written. In 2011, Telstra did something drastic that affected the future of their global operations: they became a signatory to the UN …

For Richer or Poorer

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending an address given by one of the great minds of our age, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, for Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP).

Defining the importance of CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility is a very fluid term that conjures up so many different images, and it seems hard to confine it within the constraints of a simple definition.

In the Beginning…

This is the introductory post for a new blog exploring the growing world of sustainability within human resources. Over the coming posts I hope to share insights from around the world about the role that sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) plays in the corporate HR space.