Phone manufacturers, like the Dutch company Fairphone, require suppliers of raw materials used in their phones to improve employment conditions for their workers.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.
South Africa’s Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, needs more than the 14-point plan to revive the economy.
South Africa needs to restore trust and effective bargaining mechanisms between key stakeholders to revive the ailing economy.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.
His films made more than US$2 billion, but did they do him justice?
Building diverse networks with people different from ourselves allows people to access new information and resources.
When attempting to network, people face social and spatial barriers.
The focus should be on supporting women to negotiate fairer pay.
Blockchain technology is familiar to us in the form of digital currency bitcoin. And if it makes it way to the mainstream, could it change the way the world does business forever?
It turns out sex doesn't sell so well.
Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb our growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats. The Panamanian golden frog bred by the Vancouver Aquarium in this 2014 file photo may be extinct in its natural habitat.
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As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
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When rowdy shareholders start battering at the door, CEOs should take a leaf from their playbook.
Refugee Talent, a digital matching platform to assist refugees in finding work in Australia, emerged out of one of the Techfugee Sydney Hackathon events.
Social enterprises set up by refugees are also helping countries to overcome some of the challenges of economic and social integration of new arrivals.
The crunch for platforms will come when labour market conditions improve and workers have more alternatives.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is thinking about reinventing the organisation model.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
Will AI and robotics erode or enhance the labour market for humans?
What will Canadians do to earn their keep in 150 years? We won't manufacture goods, but jobs with the "human" touch, like nursing, will still be important.
ANC supporters cheer during their party’s final election rally in Soweto, May 4, 2014.
The brand of South Africa's ruling party, the 104-year-old ANC, is in serious decline. The party needs to act decisively to stop this.
Independent beer producers more than doubled in number between 2004 and 2009.
Micro-brewers are increasing in Australia, which is surprising given the unfair excises and rebates they face.
Cricket Australia has been unable to broker a new pay deal with the Australian Cricketer’s Association.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket.
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Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
SAB’s resilience has allowed it to become a key player globally.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
Non-profit status enables media organisations in the US to avoid federal and some state taxes and donations to them can be tax deductible.
Tax deductibility for donations to non-profit journalism centres in the United States have invigorated quality journalism. This same model could help Australian journalism.
One of the cases brought to the ANCP alleged forced evictions at a coal mine in Colombia jointly owned by BHP Billiton.
The Australian government is missing a vital opportunity to promote ethical business practice and mediate disputes before they blow up, by improperly resourcing the ANCP.