Seasoned international CFO Ralph Khoury says the scandals that have shaken Australia’s corporate landscape this year should be a wake-up call to all CFOs about their role as “stewards” of governance and ethics.
'Never give up' is a mantra that’s stood Allan Davies OAM GAICD in good stead throughout his 50-year mining and logistics career, but never more so than in the past decade, since making it his mission to help rhinos survive.
With the race on in Australia to explore more sustainable food production methods, global technology groups Bühler and Vyncke are backing local agribusinesses to fast-track innovation in fields such as complementary proteins, biomass, insects and beers.
Long-range risks with the potential to significantly impact financial statements, such as environmental, social and governance risks, should be considered now, warns the International Accounting Standards Board chair, Dr Andreas Barckow.
With mandatory climate reporting soon to hit the Australian governance landscape, a panel of experts joined a recent AICD webinar to help directors grapple with the “alphabet soup” of acronyms and potential requirements.
If it comes as a surprise that sheep don't all look the same, it’s likely to be a bigger surprise to hear technology that recognises their faces is on the cusp of being commercialised with the potential to add significant value to the sheep industry. First published by Westpac Wire.
Facial recognition technology for sheep is near commercialisation, says Dr Mark Ferguson. (Supplied)
The pioneer of a business model now commonly used across Australia’s $21 billion social enterprise sector, is about to turn 25. It was originally created by a handful of people with cognitive difficulties who simply wanted discrimination-free work.
REGIONAL Since shock ripped through Australasia’s cattle industry 10 years ago when industry champion Zanda McDonald tragically died, his influence hasn’t slowed as the careers of dozens of young agriculturalists have been turbocharged by an award in his honour.
Luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s move to team up with a conservation charity to help protect biodiversity in Cape York in Far North Queensland is part of a growing trend towards big companies supporting “nature-positive” solutions.
Like most start-up cofounders, Fraser Nai welcomes advice and connections that might help scale his community-focused cultural tourism platform, but concedes they’re often difficult to come by given the remote location of his business, in the Torres Strait.
Westpac’s Besa Deda, newly appointed chair of the Australian Business Economists’ industry group, says the growing number of women economists in leadership positions is helping break down the profession’s “diversity problem”.