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Editor's Note

18 May 2016

In this edition workplace giving is continuing to grow but has still not “lived up to its promise”, according to a new analysis.

A social impact report commissioned by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet which showed funding for an Indigenous program had almost tripled in value, could influence the way governments spend money in the future.

And this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise looks at an entrepreneur working to help foster the next generation of scientists by making technology exciting for children.

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NEWS

Workplace giving is continuing to grow but has still not “lived up to it’s promise”, according to a new analysis.

An investment expert claims a social impact report commissioned by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, which found funding for an Indigenous program had almost tripled in value, could influence the way governments spend money in the future.  

Julian Lee from BrainCrank wants to help foster the next generation of scientists by making technology exciting for children, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Australian politics must respond to current pressures with collaboration and creativity, rather than pitting economics against society, writes Bronwen Morgan, Professor of Law at UNSW Australia.

Google has announced it is set to ban advertisements for short-term payday loans following concerns about the “predatory nature” of payday lending.

Despite the growing good intentions of the corporate sector, many businesses need guidance of a “third-space” organisation, writes Ellie Cooper in this month’s Executive Insight.

Big data has the potential to deliver huge social impact while generating public savings, writes Anna Bowden, senior associate at Social Outcomes.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, boasting 300 million customers, has shown some advancement in its 10-year corporate responsibility and sustainability report but has significant room for improvement, according to Australian CSR expert Jill Riseley.

Global mass media corporation AOL has launched an initiative to support Australian Not for Profit startups in need of expert technical support and business insight.

From employee share schemes in large companies through to employee owned cooperatives, employee “disruption” can result in more cohesive, engaged and productive workplaces contributing to economic development, writes cooperatives expert Antony McMullen.

A new report reveals that hundreds of charities and social enterprises are using social investment to address some of the country’s toughest issues – homelessness, youth unemployment and the social care crisis.