Corporate social responsibility

Discussion paper

6 Dec 2018

This issues paper argues that the continued use of gender stereotypes and increasing reliance on images that sexualise and objectify women in advertisements undermines efforts to promote gender equality in Australia. The studies cited in this paper demonstrate that there is a clear business case...

Commentary

27 Nov 2018

There are practical steps we can take right now to fix the banks. History suggests they'll never do it left to themselves.

Journal article

16 Oct 2018

This article is the joint effort of a number of high-profile academics in gambling studies. It elaborates on a public health approach to gambling that accommodates an understanding of the political and economic context of a commercial, tax-paying gambling industry.

Report

12 Oct 2018

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...

Journal article

20 Sep 2018

This study expands on current knowledge and further defines the breadth of market influence that the top ten food companies have within the Australian food context, and how they use their brand power to create an illusion of choice for consumers.

Report

18 Sep 2018

Pharmaceutical companies behind some of Australia’s best-known brands avoided an estimated $215 million a year in tax in Australia over a three year period - almost four times the $63 million actually paid, according to this report.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2018

This paper explores the fossil fuel divestment movement and, on the other side of the coin, the fossil free investment movement. In addition to the benefit of aligning investments with an organisation’s purpose, it finds the returns available on local and international fossil free investment...

Report

21 Aug 2018

To prevent politicisation and preserve pluralism in Australian business, this report proposes that a new clarifying principle should be introduced into the language and practice of corporate governance to overtly qualify existing CSR philosophies – the Community Pluralism Principle.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This study examined the impact of approaches to wagering marketing, including inducements, on vulnerable adults. Findings from the study show that wagering advertisements and inducements increase betting expenditure.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This research examined the effects of ‘push marketing’ – direct promotional messages such as text messages, emails and phone calls – on wagering operators’ account-holders.

Report

14 Aug 2018

This report details a program of research devised to address the VRGF questions about free‐to‐play mobile apps that mimic traditional gambling games. Although these products do not involve winning real money, they can involve winning free play‐time and thus replicate a critical element of real...

Report

9 Aug 2018

This report details industry data on the size, growth and performance of the Australian responsible investment (RI) market over twelve months to 31 December 2017 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

Report

25 Jun 2018

People in positions of authority at Puffing Billy and other Victorian railway groups protected the reputation of their organisations at the expense of children who were sexually abused, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Report

9 May 2018

This reports investigates the impacts of the Australian-backed, Exxon-led, PNG LNG project on the local communities affected by the development.

Report

8 May 2018

In this rigorous and independent evaluation of Facebook’s new ad transparency plans, the authors of this report urge the company to improve its ad transparency tools to enable meaningful public scrutiny.

Report

Proposals for transparency on government spending
2 May 2018

The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...

Report

1 May 2018

This report is comprehensive and contains a large number of findings and recommendations. Its overarching conclusion is that "CBA’s continued financial success dulled the senses of the institution," particularly in relation to the management of non-financial risks.

Commentary

24 Apr 2018

Facebook’s chief executive made a surprise admission to Congress earlier this month. Yet we’re in danger of letting him off the hook.

Article

28 Feb 2018

What will motivate corporate Australia to step up to systems change in its cross-sector partnerships? Five questions provide a road map.

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