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Gender equality in numbers

International Women's Development Agency Wed, 8 Mar 2023

Even with a seemingly limitless amount of data about our shopping habits or Netflix viewing history, we lack data about gender.

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Philanthropy’s role in cracking the code this International Women’s Day

Julie Reilly, CEO, Australians Investing in Women Fri, 3 Mar 2023

Each year brings a new theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) and a new focus for action on gender equality. A quick look at key gender equality statistics, however, shows very little that’s new.


Opportunities for climate change philanthropy in 2023

Daisy Barham, Environmental Philanthropy Manager – Climate Change, AEGN Fri, 10 Feb 2023

We are in a critical moment for action on climate change.


The stories that stay with you

Nick Richardson Fri, 16 Dec 2022

Nick Richardson has been Philanthropy Australia's Storyteller for three and a half years. In this week's blog, he recaps his favourite stories from his tenure.


Paying What It Takes – a year of collaboration and exploration. Now, for 2023.

Jo Taylor Fri, 9 Dec 2022

As we come to the end of the year the Paying What it Takes Steering Committee have taken a moment to celebrate the inaugural year of the Paying What it Takes Community of Practice (PWIT CoP) and the progress that we have made.


The difficulty of assessing the “S’ in ESG

Fri, 2 Dec 2022

When global corporations turn their attention to ESG – environmental, social and governance – priorities, investments and decisions, there is one particular part of the acronym that poses challenges: the “S’ or social element.


What does social enterprise contribute to Australia?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

New research estimates the total number of social enterprises in Australia and their shared contribution to jobs and the economy.

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