Corporations and investors must do more to combat racism

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Ending racism in America is a responsibility of corporations, and corporations must recognize that their current efforts to promote their core values, and diversity and inclusion programs, fall far short of what is needed today, according to Calvert Research and Management, part of Eaton Vance. “What good is it to live in a prosperous country... Read more continue reading

AMP Foundation offers $2 million for non-profit COVID-19 recovery

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The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Boost will fund a range of initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, addressing a drop in volunteer numbers, providing new... Read more continue reading

MetLife works with Foodbank Australia to provide over 186,000 meals to Australians

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MetLife Australia and the MetLife Foundation will be working with Australia’s largest provider of hunger relief, Foodbank Australia, to provide over 186,000 meals (or the equivalent of over 100,000kg of food) for Australians, starting from July 2020 through to summer 2021. Pre-COVID-19, Foodbank Australia worked with over 2,400 charities in every state and territory to... Read more continue reading

Zurich Australia and OnePath Life support 20 charities with COVID-19 response funding

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Zurich Australia (Zurich) in cooperation with Zurich Insurance Group’s charitable foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) in Switzerland, has announced an immediate wave of community impact funding to support Australian and New Zealand charities in the wake of COVID-19. The emergency financial support equates to an additional $1.43 million, which is being allocated to 20 different... Read more continue reading

Health and wellbeing tips while working from home

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is testing all of us in ways we’ve never faced before. Our day-to-day lives – the way we work, socialise, eat and exercise – our whole health from physical, mental and financial have all been affected. Financial advisers are needed more than ever as communities navigate the current circumstances... Read more continue reading

Financial planners asked to nominate their local charities for 2020 Future2 Foundation grants

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The Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has opened applications for its 2020 Make the Difference! Grants program that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship. Financial planners can contribute to Future2 by nominating their local charities for the annual grants program. Future2... Read more continue reading

Australian Ethical opens its Community Grants program, urges grassroots organisations and charities to apply

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Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) has opened its Community Grants program for 2020 to help keep charities alive and fulfilling their missions at a time when COVID-19 presents a real threat to their existence. The grants program is a defining feature of Australian Ethical’s role as a leading purpose-driven organisation. Grants are allocated from the Australian... Read more continue reading

Australian female workers are experiencing more mental health conditions than men 

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Over half of all Australian women in the workforce (55%) have reportedly experienced a mental health condition, with a quarter believing their workplace either caused, or worsened their mental health condition, according to research released today from SuperFriend. The Gender Identity Report is a snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace (ITW)... Read more continue reading

Finity working with corporates to bolster their social capital

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Executives at some of Australia’s biggest insurers have acknowledged they are struggling to manage their social capital, with a survey showing 83 per cent believe their organisations are falling well short. The survey of 60 executives by actuarial and analytics firm, Finity, found 62 per cent believed their organisations were “a long way behind” best... Read more continue reading

TAL named workplace gender equality leader for sixth year, maintaining pay equity for all roles

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TAL, one of Australia’s leading life insurers, has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading promoters of workplace equality after being named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the sixth consecutive year. TAL has also maintained gender pay equity for all employee roles. The citation is awarded by the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality... Read more continue reading