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2018 Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand

 

Be part of the longest-running study of CSR practices Down Under

ACCSR’s Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand illuminates business views, priorities and competencies in the field of CSR, giving us a unique nation-wide perspective of the state of CSR. The insights gained through the study are based on research that involves over a thousand individuals and hundreds of companies.

Invitation to participate

2018 will mark the milestone tenth anniversary edition of the Annual Review! We are again inviting all organisations, including business, government, and civil society, with a presence in Australia and New Zealand to participate. The theme of the 2018 report will be “CSR as a driver of innovation.”

We will also shine a spotlight on the Modern Slavery Act, examining how prepared business is for new corporate responsibility requirements and what business needs to prepare for a stronger focus on sustainable supply chains.

Why participate?

  • Put your organisation in the running for recognition in the CSR Top 10 Award
  • Contribute to the most credible and long-running study of CSR in Australia and New Zealand
  • Network with other CSR practitioners, key industries and Government groups at our launch events in 2018
  • Gain national recognition for you CSR and sustainability efforts.

Two ways to participate

1. Participate as an individual in the State of CSR survey

  • Make your experience count and help the profession improve
  • Be the first to receive a copy of the 2018 Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand
  • Be invited to launch events with great speakers and networking opportunities
  • Invitations are sent to our mailing list.

Free to participate

2. Participate as an organisation in the State of CSR survey and enter the CSR Top 10 Award competition

  • Submit at least 30 completed surveys from managers in your organisation or all employees (if less than 30 managers on staff)
  • Put your organisation in the running for recognition in the CSR Top 10 Award
  • Be the first to receive a copy of the 2018 Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand
  • Be invited to launch events with great speakers and networking opportunities
  • Receive a customised ‘CSR Insights Report’ related to your organisation’s CSR performance including :

–  your organisation’s CSR management capabilities across areas such as stakeholder engagement, integrating stakeholder values, social accountability and more

– where your organisation sits in comparison with other industry sectors

$550 (plus GST) entry fee

Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand 2017 released

The annual State of CSR series is the largest ongoing study of CSR practices, trends and capabilities in this part of the world.

This year’s report explores the theme of “Re-imagining Sustainable Value”. It builds on the ground work from the 2016 Annual Review, which examined the uptake of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Australia and New Zealand.

This year’s research presents the most up to date insights on how companies are addressing the SDGs, CSR priorities for the year ahead, trends in sustainability reporting and much more. Some key insights include:

  • More than half of respondents think sustainability reporting should be mandatory.
  • 35 percent of respondents say that sustainability reporting has improved investor engagement.
  • Strengthening stakeholder relationships remains the number one priority in Australia.
  • Managing the impacts of regulation is the top priority in New Zealand.

For a deeper dive into the report findings, please download it here.

Registered users of ACCSR can login to get access, while new subscribers can register to receive a copy, plus ongoing access to our member’s only research.