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Why SMEs need to start taking action on ESG

By Frances Atkins, CEO, givvable Businesses around the world are setting sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) targets and looking at how their supply chains can help get them there. These targets include: emissions reductions, minimum spend with…

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New research shows consumers drawn to brands that act on plastics

Businesses that lead the way in eradicating plastics will increase customer loyalty and trust, according to research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Plastic reduction programs top the list of…

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Five Signs Your ESG Strategy Is Flawed — and Five Ways to Fix It

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy is becoming a growing priority for businesses across the globe. Between individual corporate goals and increased regulation by local, regional and federal governments, companies are under growing pressure to build more ethical…

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It’s not easy buying green: How to win at sustainable sourcing

Companies are ramping up their climate commitments, and with them their ambitions to source materials—such as green steel, recycled aluminium, and recycled plastic—that have lower emissions intensity than their conventional equivalents. Production capacity for many low-emissions materials, however, appears…

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Five lessons I learnt from importing for the first time

Seeing your small business grow with you is a very satisfying process, but as all small-business owners know, the learning curve can be steep. When we started Merchant’s Pantry, it was based on all things food and liquor that…

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Consumers urge brands to walk the walk on sustainability

From managing greenwashing to authentic storytelling and tackling the haters on social media, the journey towards genuine sustainability is long and challenging for modern retailers. According to a new report from Inside Retail and Klarna called Going beyond: New…

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Podcast | The ABCs of ESG: Are Supply Chains Making Progress?

Can global businesses meet ethical standards for behavior even as they’re struggling to survive? The initials ESG — for environmental, social and governance — present supply chains with a huge responsibility. They must simultaneously ensure the humane treatment of…

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Finance Is a Critical Element of Supply Chain Resilience

Over the past few years, finance has moved beyond its historical oversight role to become a more integrated partner in supply chain management activities. Areas such as global trade management and supply chain risk management have been natural areas…

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Inflationary Pressures Starting to Erode Confidence

Inflation rose more sharply than forecast and business conditions and confidence eased in December, with the latter due to the rolling impact of Covid omicron on employment. While the rise in inflation grabbed the headlines, the National Australia Bank’s…

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Rent relief extended for small business owners

Small business owners can now seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. Small businesses affected by COVID-19 will be able to seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2022 rent relief…

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