About the Treasury funding
The Australian Federal Government, through Treasury has commissioned St James Ethics Centre to undertake a three year project to expand responsible business practice nationally.
The funding was announced at the 9th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Parliament House, Canberra on Monday evening (19 May 2008) at the Fifth Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) Awards dinner, where the honourable Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered an address on sustainability, climate change and Australia's role in global solutions. The Federal Government, through Treasury is providing funding to St James Ethics Centre of two million dollars over a period of three years. Read the Prime Minister's speech.
The aim of the funded project is to promote responsible business practice in Australia which aligns with key themes emerging from the 2020 Summit. The goals of the project are noted as:
- To expand the number of Australian companies that are actively engaged in identifying and adopting more responsible business practices.
- To consider options to improve, and where necessary refine, the tools that are available to promote responsible business practices across all levels of corporate management.
National Repsonsible Business Practice Roadmap of Activities
We are pleased to share with you an outline of the work we have undertaken over the last two years - click on the map below to view: