Martijn Boersma


Do no harm? Procurement of medical goods by Australian companies and government

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries...

Human rights in the supply chains of Australian businesses: opportunities for legislative reform

This paper reflects on legislative measures that address human rights issues in global supply chains and argues that the Australian government and companies should learn from measures taken in other jurisdictions in the face of urgent human rights abuses.

Mind the governance gap: banks gilding the sustainability lily

The big four Australian banks have received international accolades for their sustainability efforts. Despite these accolades, a number of recent controversies have stimulated public debate about the social and environmental responsibilities of the banking industry.

How does sustainable banking add up?

Australia’s largest retail banks – often known as the big four – have been praised as leaders in corporate sustainability reporting. Despite receiving numerous sustainability awards, a closer examination of their operations reveals a different picture. This report looks at the social, environmental and governance...

Child labour: everybody's business

Introduction At first sight child labour may not appear to be a material issue for Australian companies and investors: Australia has labour laws that prescribe the minimum school-leaving and employment age. Australia also has a rich tradition in worker representation and a trade union movement...