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China Rising: Your Reputational Risks Too

China Rising: Your Reputational Risks Too

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The rapid rise of China as a supply centre has seen its own ‘off-shoring’ to cheaper labour locations with even more lax…

Stop Chopping Down the Bloody Trees!

Stop Chopping Down the Bloody Trees!

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However smart we are, however high in the food chain hierarchy we are, we remain dependent upon every other living organism for survival. We demand a cut in greenhouse gases, but keep chopping down the very thing that uses…

Don’t Ban James Hardie Directors; No One Hurt

Don’t Ban James Hardie Directors; No One Hurt

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On April 23rd, 2009, Justice I Gzell, presiding over a civil action brought by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) against James Hardie and its directors…

Esse Quam Videri Swire

Esse Quam Videri Swire

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Reputation is a very fragile thing. Really, it doesn’t matter what you claim your company to be, what you are will be revealed regardless. So why is the Queensland Government now locked in a battle to force Swire…

Was it an Offer or an Ask?

Was it an Offer or an Ask?

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You know, I’m the last person I would expect to be defending brown paper bag transactions, but I find myself questioning a certain righteousness flavouring the reporting of certain recent events. Let’s go to Rio…

Supply Chain CSR

Supply Chain CSR

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is so much more than corporate philanthropy or indulging in CSR reporting. If you truly want to be seen as a socially responsible organisation…

Griffith University Fails Green Marketing 101

Griffith University Fails Green Marketing 101

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I applaud any educational facility creating any kind of course in sustainability. We already have eco-accreditation in building design, why not in other enterprises too? So, it was with some delight that I welcomed the flyer from Griffith University that fell from the pages of my BRW…

Response Matters

Response Matters

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Most corporate communications are written and disseminated in a manner that serves the corporate purpose, stating the organisation’s case with sometimes scant regard for…

Merck – Socially Responsible?

Merck – Socially Responsible?

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If ever there was any doubt of the impact of employee behaviour and poor corporate response has on an organisation, take a look at Merck…

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