"It’s tremendously satisfying to help our clients with their sustainability issues and to see their understanding, skills and insights develop over time. Corporate social responsibility challenges organisations to think differently about their relationship to society and to the environment and that’s a very powerful tool for positive change." Jackie Allender, Senior Consultant

Jackie Allender

Senior Consultant

Jackie Allender is a Senior Consultant with ACCSR whose work focusses on sustainability strategy and reporting including materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement, qualitative analysis, report planning and writing. She is a GRI-certified trainer with extensive knowledge of international frameworks for sustainability reporting who enjoys passing the benefits of her reporting experience to the next generation of CSR professionals. Jackie joined ACCSR in 2010 and since then, she has worked with clients in the mining, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, transport, energy, professional services, agribusiness and the public sectors.

A skilled and experienced communicator, Jackie came to sustainability after careers in journalism and corporate communications. After more than a decade in both print and broadcast media, including for the ABC and The Australian, she moved to work in corporate communications roles for a diverse group of Australian organisations including Ansett Australia, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, and BHP where (among other things) she had a role in developing the company’s early public environmental reports.

Her work in corporate communications and with ACCSR has always included a strong component of change management. She is passionate about the potential for sustainability reporting to improve organisational effectiveness and to generate lasting and positive change.

Jackie has an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School (now part of Melbourne Business School).

Latest blog posts by Jackie

Here Come the Standards!

Thinking of producing a sustainability report?

Ways to tackle complex policy problems

CSR drives innovation in key industries