The Federal Government to Fund National Corporate Responsibility Project

The Federal Government, through Treasury has commissioned St James Ethics Centre to undertake a three year project to expand responsible business practice nationally.

The funding was announced at the 9th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Parliament House, Canberra on Monday evening (May 19) at the 5th Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) Awards dinner,  by The Honourable Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in a national address on sustainability, climate change and Australia’s role in global solutions.

The purpose of the funding is to:

  • To expand the number of Australian companies that are actively engaged in identifying and adopting more responsible business practices including SMEs.
  • To consider options to improve, and where necessary refine, the tools that are available to promote responsible business practices across all levels of corporate management.

The announcement was followed by the presentation of the 5th Corporate Responsibility Index awards. One of Philanthropy Australia’s Leading Members, ANZ, won the awards’ Leadership category. In total 40 companies participated in the 5th Index (including 16 new companies). 

For more information, go to www.corporate-responsibility.com.au.

May. 28, 2008

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