The Australian media is currently afire with “he-said, she-said” accounts of the recent industrial dispute between the construction company, Grocon and the Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

For nearly three weeks, the CFMEU and its members blockaded the construction site of a major development in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district.

After a relaxing holiday period, we thought we’d make the New Year back at work a bit easier by providing a sneak peek into the results of our State of CSR in Australia Annual Review 2012/2013. This study is the largest ongoing survey of CSR practices in Australia.

With the report soon to be launched at our upcoming Conference on Responsible Leadership, it’s apt to share some quick insights about leadership and CSR based on our latest research.

David Allen, keynote speaker

David Allen will present the keynote address at ACCSR’s Annual Conference

In the lead up to ACCSR’s Annual Conference, we spoke with Professor David Allen, management academic and strategy expert about the perils of responsible leadership and delivering value through CSR.

Ongoing financial crises and institutional scandals have highlighted the role (and in some cases, absence) of ethical behaviour in leadership. Some telling examples from the last year include the BBCBarclays Bank and (closer to home) the Health Services Union.

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