Perpetual reveals NFP sector exposed to critical digital data risks

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NFPs underprepared for data management challenges 1 in 3 surveyed agree mismanagement of data major concern More than half of NFP board members unaware of the status of organisation’s data governance plan 43% of NFP board members agree protecting data is more important than using it; only 7% of employees agree Data is a currency […]

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Literary awards celebrate Australian female authors 

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A collection of stories that focus on life’s pivotal moments when fortunes can change, and a biography described as one of the strangest and most fascinating reads were announced as winners at the 2018 Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards (the Kibble Awards). Fiona McFarlane’s The High Places, a collection of 14 stories, was announced as […]

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Perpetual three-year philanthropic partnership shifts focus to NFP data management

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For three years Perpetual and Stanford PACS have been on a mission tackle one of the biggest social issues that we’re faced with today; the management, protection and ownership of data and the implications for civil society. Data management came into scope long before we’d heard about Cambridge Analytica, social media manipulation or fake news; long before there was a general awareness about how […]

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FPA announces latest winner of Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is delighted to announce Erica Cummins of Graham Wealth in Swan Hill, Victoria, as the latest winner of the Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award. Named after the late ‘First lady of Financial Planning’, the award recognises the highest performing student in the final unit of the CFP® Certification Program […]

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Women’s Index shows economic progress in FY18 despite H1 setback

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Women’s economic measure finds that Australian women are progressing but it’s a one step forward, two step back march. The latest Financy Women’s Index powered by Data Digger has revealed that the economic progression of Australian women has suffered a disappointing setback and is yet to fully recover from a drop in workforce participation and […]

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ANZ gives advisers access to mental health portal

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ANZ has commissioned a mental health and wellness portal for advisers to help them develop a greater awareness about their own mental health and to facilitate more meaningful conversations with their clients about their wellbeing. Mental health and wellbeing company Mindstar has developed the portal for ANZ giving advisers access to tools, information and education […]

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The Vinnies CEO Sleepout: reminding us of our social purpose

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At a time of intense scrutiny on the financial services sector, it is easy to lose sight of the inherent social purpose underlying the myriad of products and services it provides. This is especially true of life insurance, where the $10 billion life insurers pay in claims each year isn’t widely appreciated; except perhaps by […]

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Cooper Investors puts its money where its mouth is

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Cooper Investors, the Melbourne-based specialist global equities fund manager, is taking its investment philosophy to the world of philanthropy with its decision to support OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity. Cooper Investors Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Peter Cooper, says the values that the fund manager looks for in companies, such as authenticity and focussed […]

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Nikko AM commits to Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Nikko Asset Management (“Nikko AM”) has announced that it has signed a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles present seven steps that business and other sectors […]

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Social media driving global philanthropy beyond June 30

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The increasing influence of social media platforms and crowdfunding globally means traditional philanthropy is evolving, but for many June 30 still remains a key date for tax planning, says Emma Sakellaris, executive general manager, Australian Unity Trustees. Statistics shows that giving in Australia is on the rise, increasing $1 billion to $121 billion over the […]

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