Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

Shutterstock Mark Maund, University of Newcastle; Kim Maund, University of Newcastle; Marcus Jefferies, University of Newcastle, and SueAnne Ware, University of Newcastle In cities around the world, temperatures could rise by more than 4℃ by 2100 under a high-emissions climate change scenario, suggests research published this week in Nature Climate Change. It comes as the

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In the corporate fight club, the environment usually loses

Research shows the environment usually comes off second best when companies are forced to compromise between sustainability and profit. Mohammad Rhaman/Flickr Christopher Wright, University of Sydney and Daniel Nyberg, University of Newcastle A commitment to sustainability has become a typical component of any modern-day corporation’s public face. Visit the homepages of major organisations in any

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How social enterprises are building a more inclusive Australian economy

Lentil As Anything, a social enterprise in Melbourne. Shutterstock Erin I. Castellas, Swinburne University of Technology and Jo Barraket, Swinburne University of Technology Social enterprises employ twice the rates of Australians with disability and female managers as mainstream small businesses. Our study of Victorian social enterprises also found 12% of jobs are held by previously

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More carers’ leave may help Australians look after elderly parents and stay in work

Too many informal carers have to choose between giving their older mum or dad the care they need and dropping out of the workforce. Shutterstock Melanie Zeppel, Macquarie University; Lukas Hofstätter, Macquarie University; Petra Graham, Macquarie University, and Sze Ming Loh, University of Sydney Carers’ advocates are urging a rethink of the way we support

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Corporate support for employee volunteering programs is good business.

Corporate support for employee volunteering programs is good business.  An article titled ‘Corporate Volunteerism proves a smart business move’ noted that corporate volunteering is “an exciting phenomenon” in the volunteering sector. “It can bond teams going through change, and bridge differences often overlooked in the hubris of ‘business as usual” and ‘The benefits can be

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