In case you are interested in what’s been keeping me busy over the past few days, it’s preparing to speak at the CSR summit in Sydney. It’s sponsored by the Australian Industry Group, which represents “10,000 employers in manufacturing, construction, automotive, telecommunications, IT & call centres, transport, labour hire and other industries”. It’s great that they’re supporting a conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. I’ll upload my notes from the conference around 2nd December.
“Corporate Social Responsibility is no longer something business can safely put on the backburner. It is becoming recognised as an important driver of innovation, a new way to get into fresh markets, a means for companies to differentiate themselves and can be significant in attracting investment. CSR is also a good way for businesses to engage staff and the community and, properly implemented, can lead to reduced costs and improved profitability. As Australia’s leading industry organisation, Ai Group is pleased to support Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit and I encourage your participation.”Heather Ridout, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group