Entries by florencegarden

2015 Shared Value Forum

Michelle and Lynette had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Shared Value forum. The event, hosted by the Shared Value Project and NAB, created some lively and engaging discussion on how to better understand shared value and how it can help businesses, not for profits and governments who are looking to deliver new and innovative […]

B-Corp – recognising sustainable business

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of company committed to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability with the goal of redefining success in business. We think that the process of BCorp certification is a highly effective independent tool that can be used to assess the social health of your […]

Litre of Light

We are so excited to see the Liter of Light Team win the 2015 Future Energy Prize in the NPO/ NGO Category.  Liter of Light is an innovative project providing light to thousands of people without access to electricity with nothing more than water, a plastic bottle and a bleach tablet. “Liter of Light is […]

Shared Value – From CSR to identifiying opportunity

In this article Published in the Harvard Business Review, December 2006, Mark Kramer and Michael Porter discuss the move away from viewing CSR as a cost and the move toward viewing it as a source of opportunity and competitive advantage.   Arguing that the weakness with traditional approaches to CSR is that they focus on the […]

Pallet house in emergency response?

  Angus Hughes is a 1st year Engineering student in Central Queensland, who has built the pallet house prototype – an idea he developed after seeing a similar concept being built in Haiti.  His concept though, can be built a lot faster (days rather than a month), and he is keen to bundle the pallets […]