Category: <span>Business</span>

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

New research across a number of markets worldwide reveals that more people are looking to shop responsibly and buy sustainably-produced products. The 2021 Fairtrade-GlobeScan consumer research sampled 15,418 respondents in 15 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. It reveals that over half of survey respondents (57%) prioritise ethical business practices,...

Pay Transparency: A Solution to End the Gender Pay Gap

Pay Transparency: A Solution to End the Gender Pay Gap

The last decade has been one of renewed consciousness around social justice issues, some of which have been regarded as normal for decades. One of those issues is the gender pay gap. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in 2020, women earned 84% of...

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

A report by non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic ranked Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé as the world’s top plastic polluters for the third consecutive year. The organisation conducted 575 on the ground audit events in 55 countries across six continents with the help of 14,734 volunteer waste pickers and found that 63% of waste...

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

In its new report, non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic reveals that leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are missing the mark with false solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. These companies also consistently rank as the world’s top corporate plastic polluters Break Free From Plastic have tracked the plastic solution initiatives and pilots of seven...

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

From Bill Gates to Joe Biden, climate change seems to be on everybody’s lips and with World Environment Day just around the the corner this is the ideal time for small businesses to devote time to creating sustainability roadmaps and implement environmentally-friendly practices.  “As the world continues to face environmental disasters, and local demand for resources...

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

Australian Thai street food restaurant, P’Nut Street Noodles has partnered with renowned chef and MasterChef Australia 2017 winner, accountant-turned-chef Diana Chan, to create slow food menu “Asian Soul Food Minimum Waste, Maximum Taste” that embraces a root to stem food philosophy that minimises food wastage.    The dishes have been created with sustainability in mind, to inspire...

Not Business as Usual: Over 207 Australian Businesses Pledge to Participate in School Strike 4 Climate

Not Business as Usual: Over 207 Australian Businesses Pledge to Participate in School Strike 4 Climate

SYDNEY, Australia: On the 21st of May, the School Strike 4 Climate is having their first national strike since 2019, organised by students around the country – and this year Australian businesses are joining them.  Not Business as Usual is urging other Australian business leaders to join them on May 21 2021 by publicly allowing...

Colgate’s Recyclable Toothpaste Tube an Australian-First

Colgate’s Recyclable Toothpaste Tube an Australian-First

American multinational Colgate-Palmolive has announced the Australian launch of a new toothpaste featuring a tube that is fully recyclable – and the first of its kind in Australia. The product, Colgate Smile for Good, a toothpaste formula “made of ingredients of 99.7% natural origin”, comes in a toothpaste tube classified as recyclable under the Australasian...

Sustainable Bedding Company ettitude Goes Climate Neutral

Sustainable Bedding Company ettitude Goes Climate Neutral

Melbourne-based sustainable bedding and homewares company ettitude is officially Climate Neutral certified. The brand has committed to measuring, reducing and offsetting all of the carbon emissions associated with its operations following Climate Neutral’s internationally recognised standards for carbon measurement, neutrality and offsetting. Last year, the brand offset its emissions by funding reforestation projects in Nicaragua through its...

Why Corporate Climate Pledges of ‘Net-Zero’ Emissions Should Trigger a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Why Corporate Climate Pledges of ‘Net-Zero’ Emissions Should Trigger a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on climate change and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. These plans sound ambitious, but what does it actually take to reach net-zero and, more importantly, will it be enough to slow climate change? As environmental policy...