October 7, 2019

Annual corporate planning sessions are often little more than a review of the past year's activities with disappointing progress on priorities. Here's five steps to create a genuinely inspiring set of strategic directions that unite the organisation's leaders and make...

October 15, 2017

The current debate on same sex marriage highlights why all organisations need a diversity and inclusion policy. Because smart organisations understand that their clients are diverse, and it helps to build an authentic brand by promoting diversity in their organisation....

March 14, 2017

How do you know if a regulator is good at what they do? That was the question I helped the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria to answer when they asked me to develop a regulator performance oversight strategy.

The department promised to develop the st...

November 15, 2015

Shopping for clothes can be complicated. Thinking about the working conditions of the people who made them and impacts on the environment can leave you riddled with doubt. Thankfully Good on You has recently started simple rating scheme for clothing in A...

September 21, 2015

The tough times in business can be a catalyst for bold decisions says Hilary Dixon, founder of the highly successful recruitment firm Dixon Appointments.

Hilary decided to start her own business when she found herself out of a job because her boss went broke. ‘If I was...

September 21, 2015

Thousands of people in Melbourne have made their homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient with the help of one. Charities across Victoria receive 25,000 free, nutritious meals each week using surplus food thanks to another. These clever businesses mak...

August 7, 2015

You can do it buying a printer, choosing your loo paper or even engaging a lawyer. Use your dollars to buy products and services that help the environment, provide fair labour conditions and aren’t cruel to animals.


If you think it doesn’t apply to you,...

June 16, 2015

Just when we thought the Great Barrier Reef was safe from UN listing as ‘in danger’ the Queensland auditor general has delivered a scathing report about reef programs. And while the government has been quick to act on most of the recommendations there’s some unfinished...

June 12, 2015

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For the past few months I've been a detective for Good on You, tracking down fashion that's good for you and the planet.

I've investigated half a dozen brands like Jack London, Elle McPherson underwear and Nina Ricci. And what I've found is that nothing is as it...