Business Advice

Are you making eco claims? Take a leaf out of these sustainable businesses’ playbooks

- May 25, 2023 4 MIN READ

  In an era where greenwashing is rife, consumers are starting to dig a lot deeper when assessing a business’s real green credentials, writes Jen Clark, founder of Hosting With Heart. And nowhere is this more prevalent than in the tourism industry, which – in response to increasing consumer demand for more sustainable, environmentally considerate… Read more »

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ARA’s Net Zero Accelerator is tackling climate change for small business

- February 2, 2023 2 MIN READ

  To help Aussie business owners adopt more sustainable practices, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has developed a world-first training program. The ARA Net Zero Accelerator will help retailers become cleaner and greener. The two-day workshop will see leading sustainability experts assisting retailers in developing a Climate Action Plan. The workshop is accompanied by an… Read more »

Rebecca Klodinsky, founder of IIXIIST and co-founder of Prestwick Place.

From bikinis to cruelty-free diamonds: This young entrepreneur is putting sustainability at the forefront

- December 13, 2022 5 MIN READ

  Rebecca Klodinsky launched her eco-friendly bikini brand, IIXIIST, at 24. Over the next nine years, she turned the backyard side hustle into a global cult swimwear brand renowned for its sustainable ‘slow’ fashion and worn by international celebs like Kylie Kardashian. She joined the First Act podcast to share the steps to her success… Read more »

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3 reasons your business needs to be thinking about sustainability right now

- November 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

A recent study by Adobe has revealed sustainability concerns are guiding jobseekers’ decisions when it comes to choosing and staying with employers. As sustainability becomes a key priority for many Aussie businesses, Adobe’s ‘Sustainability at Work’ research found that Australian employees see sustainability as an opportunity for businesses to innovate, attract talent and retain staff.… Read more »

Natassia Nicolao, Conserving Beauty founder

Conserving Beauty founder Natassia Nicolao on what it takes to be a genuinely sustainable and purpose-led brand

- October 31, 2022 5 MIN READ

Conserving Beauty founder Natassia Nicolao is on a mission to eliminate water waste from the beauty industry, and her game-changing new product range is doing just that. She joined Cec Busby on the First Act podcast to share her insights into building a purpose-led brand that walks the talk. Conserving Beauty is Australia’s first waterless… Read more »

Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thankyou

Think social impact is just for big companies? Think again, says Thankyou founder Daniel Flynn

- September 29, 2022 6 MIN READ

Thankyou co-founder, Daniel Flynn, is determined to deliver meaningful change to the world, stopping at nothing – including several business pivots – to work towards a poverty-free society. He joined the First Act podcast to share Thankyou’s epic journey and explain how every person and business can make a real social impact. In a world… Read more »

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Business Advice

How Aussie businesses can achieve B Corp certification to ensure a positive impact

- September 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

B Corp certification demonstrates to employees, customers, investors and partners that your company is committed to being a force for good, writes Blair Crawford, CEO and co-founder of Daltrey. He recommends five ways to streamline the complex process of achieving this global certification. More Australian startups and fast growth companies aspire to participate in the… Read more »