Category: Business

Work Causing or Exacerbating Mental Ill-Health for 1 in 5 Australians According to New Research

Work Causing or Exacerbating Mental Ill-Health for 1 in 5 Australians According to New Research

SuperFriend, a national mental health organisation that partners with the superannuation and insurance industries, has released results from Australia’s largest workplace mental health survey. It confirms that for many workers, their workplace has caused or exacerbated their mental health condition. The results also showed clear benefits for organisations that invest in targeted mental health initiatives...

Climate Joy Week #33: Qantas Announces Ambitious Carbon Neutral Plan, European Investment Bank to Stop Fossil Fuel Financing and more…

Climate Joy Week #33: Qantas Announces Ambitious Carbon Neutral Plan, European Investment Bank to Stop Fossil Fuel Financing and more…

This week’s edition of Climate Joy is proudly brought to you by our sponsor Australian Ethical: As always, we happily welcome you to this week’s edition of our Climate Joy Series. We started Climate Joy to bring positive climate news to you and to encourage one another to keep up with the good fight. That’s why...

Fashion Platform Zilingo’s Ankiti Bose to Become First Indian Woman to Co-Found a Near $1 billion Start-Up – and She’s Only in her 20s

Fashion Platform Zilingo’s Ankiti Bose to Become First Indian Woman to Co-Found a Near $1 billion Start-Up – and She’s Only in her 20s

When you hear of a 27-year-old millennial female involved in the fashion industry, you may not typically think of computers, data analytics and ecommerce. However, that is exactly the case with Ankiti Bose, the co-founder and CEO of fashion sourcing company Zilingo, poised to be India’s first female startup ‘unicorn’ with her company now valued...

There Are Over 450 Eco Labels. Why It Makes Sense to Overhaul the System and Make it Consumer-Friendly…

There Are Over 450 Eco Labels. Why It Makes Sense to Overhaul the System and Make it Consumer-Friendly…

In recent times, public interest in protecting the environment, sustainability and positive climate action is higher than it has ever been. From politics and fashion to energy and manufacturing, climate change and the environment has become the central consideration in what we buy, who we vote for, where we travel even. It is undeniable that...

Investment Firm Ausbil Becomes First Australian Company to Sign Landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution

Investment Firm Ausbil Becomes First Australian Company to Sign Landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution

MEDIA RELEASE Ausbil Investment Management (Ausbil) has become the first Australian company to sign the landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution, a declaration citing plastic pollution as a clear corporate brand risk and pledging to interact with leading companies to find solutions through new corporate commitments, programs, and policies. In becoming a signatory to the...

Alexander Desabrais, Co-Founder of Sustainable Watch Startup Solios: “Privilege Comes with Social Responsibility”

Alexander Desabrais, Co-Founder of Sustainable Watch Startup Solios: “Privilege Comes with Social Responsibility”

When sustainable solar watch startup Solios launched its Kickstarter campaign in 2018, Canadian founders Alexander Desabrais and Samuel Leroux weren’t expecting spectacular results. But in just 30 minutes, not only was the campaign funded, it blitzed its CA$25,000 goal, raising a whopping CA$ 90,111! Take one look at the Solios watch and it’s easy to...

Diary of an Eco-Conscious Fashion Entrepreneur: Balancing Profit and Ideology

Diary of an Eco-Conscious Fashion Entrepreneur: Balancing Profit and Ideology

Despite the popular outcry about the sustainable states of fashion markets across the globe, there really is not much information on what the sustainable fashion market is worth in Africa. As it turns out, the entire African fashion market is worth about US$31 billion, I hadn’t known any of this when I started my menswear...

Sustainable Supply Chains and Public Health: What’s the Connection?

Sustainable Supply Chains and Public Health: What’s the Connection?

By Indiana Lee It is no secret that Earth’s climate is changing at a rapid rate. It doesn’t take too much looking around to realize that many scientific predictions regarding climate change and the future of our planet are coming true — many closer to worst-case-scenario predictions than we’d like to admit. Rising sea levels,...

How to Showcase Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts

How to Showcase Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts

News to business owners: sustainability is no longer a fad or a trend. Sustainability is becoming necessary to compete and succeed in today’s business world. Consumers, especially millennial shoppers, are willing to spend more money to purchase the same or similar goods and services from eco-friendly companies. You may be just beginning to take steps...