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Policy uncertainty within government surrounding climate change complicates efforts by carbon-intensive companies to develop a long-term strategy. Nikki Short/AAP

Policy uncertainty continues to hamper carbon emissions management

Managers from carbon intensive companies are holding off on long term emissions strategies because of uncertainty around regulations and policies, new research finds.
Charitable organisations need support in a number of areas from government and other stakeholders in order to measure and improve on their work. Sergio Dionisio/AAP

Community organisations lack the funding and data to measure their impact

Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
China’s economy continues to grow, but corruption remains a major issue. Wu Hong/EPA

Corruption looks different in China

Corruption is a political tool is China and it all depends on where you stand, as to who's to blame. One thing is for sure- Western standards don't apply.
Hazelwood power station worker Trevor Birkbeck stands on a property near the power station in Victoria, 2011. David Crosling/AAP

Hazelwood’s closure calls for a rethink on Latrobe Valley solutions

Past attempts to help Latrobe Valley workers weather economic changes haven't made a difference, so the closure of Hazelwood presents a challenge.
Joking around with customers can improve satisfaction, as long as its the right jokes! Zeetz Jones/Flickr

Business Briefing: being funny with customers

Business Briefing: being funny with customers. The Conversation16.2 MB (download)
New research shows that humour can relieve tension for employees and increase customer satisfaction, just don't make jokes when it comes to offering apologies!
We shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a Trump victory and its effects on the global economic landscape. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A Trump presidency could bring a range of economic disasters

A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.

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