Research carried out by Women’s Enterprise Scotland shows that women-led businesses contribute more than £5 billion towards the Scottish economy, and that if rates of women-led businesses equalled that of men, the contribution to Scotland’s GVA would increase to £13 billion. Therefore, it’s encouraging that the past
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A Griffith Review event hosted by Paul Barclay, in conversation with The Nature Conservancy Australia’s Hugh Possingham, author and farmer Charles Massy and author Jane Gleeson-White. The past two decades have seen increasing emphasis on the economic benefits of conservation and biodiversity, attributing value to environmental goods
In the field of “scalable” social enterprise via developing – and legislating for – broader social enterprise legal models, substantial progress was made in 2018, with further developments in 2019 and beyond, planned and well underway.
This powerful book examines the massive global impact caused by intensive livestock production and then explores solutions, ranging from moving to agroecological farming to reducing consumption of animal products, including examples of best practice and innovation, both on land and within the investment and food industries.
Workers in the ‘gig economy’ might be delivering your pizza, programming the app that allows the transaction, or own the platform and 15% of each transaction. Like the internet itself, the gig economy is proof that equality of opportunity has no relationship to equity or equality of outcome.
It is easier than ever to own one’s own business – Jeff Bezos does, he owns Amazon. Valued at $156 billion he’s the world’s richest. The median salary of an Amazon employee is $AUS 39000. The bike riders that deliver food get paid as little as $6.70 per hour. In many ways the gig economy represents uber-casualisation and income polarisation of the workforce.
An ethical food social enterprise has raised more than two million dollars through equity crowdfunding to become Australia’s first community-owned local food hub. Food Connect is a community supported agriculture enterprise that aims to create a fairer food system by connecting local farmers with local
A new UK report, commissioned by Power to Change, predicts that by the end of the next decade, community businesses will have proven that there’s a radically more inclusive, democratic way to run local economies – owning assets, sharing power, and putting people first. As
By Russ Grayson
Melbourne in spring. The weather swings from windy and cool to warm but not-quite sweat-generating. There’s the dynamism of the city centre that contrasts with the peace and quiet of the walking paths along the Yarra.
By Charles Levkoe
For almost 20 years I have been working in the field of food systems, as a researcher and as a community organizer, food producer and educator. My work has been deeply rooted in engaging closely with communities as partners in the conception, design and implementation of research that meets peoples’ needs.