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A profit-related investment scheme for the Indigenous estate . /

by Altman. J. C | Dillon, A. C.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2004_DP270.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian stories of social enterprise /

by Kernot, Cheryl | Centre for Social Impact | McNeil, Joanne.

Publisher: Sydney University of New South Wales 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Introduction -- Food -- Arts, media and design -- Advocacy -- Information technology -- Environment -- Service/works delivery -- Shared Learning and Authors? observations -- Featured Social Enterprises? Websites -- Useful Links --Annex 1. The challenges and opportunities of different legal structures for social enterprisesSummary: The project has sought to provide a vehicle for Australian social enterprise practitioners to tell their stories. As such, the stories presented provide a snapshot of the interviewees' perspectives on their own and their organisations' experiences.Availability: (1)

Being around other women makes you brave : evaluation of Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Meddings, Rebecca.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: viii, 42 p. ill (Main Report) ; 4 p. (Research Summary) PDF.Online Access: Main Report | Research Summary Notes: Includes PDF link to Main report and the Research Summary Summary: Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women of refugee and migrant backgrounds, was launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence with financial support from the AMP Foundation. Central to the program is recognition of the participants? strengths and skills. Stepping Stones provides training, information and support to help women on the path to economic security. This report outlines features of the Stepping Stones model, outcomes achieved and lessons learnedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. /

by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

Publisher: 05/04/2006 10:07:00http://www.business-humanrights.org/Home 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/04/2006 10:07:00 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an indepndent organisation working in partnership with Amnesty International Business Groups and leading academic institutions. BHRRC is a charity promoting greater awareness and informed discussion of important policy issues. The aim of this 'online library' is to provide easy access (through links) to a wide range of materials on subjects relating to business and human rights.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Business Council of Australia /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: 09/03/2003 10:24:35http://www.bca.com.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 09/03/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Business Council of Australia is an association of Chief Executives from leading Australian corporations with a combined national workforce of more than 1.1 million people. It was established in 1983 to provide a forum for Australian business leadership to contribute directly to public policy debates in order to build a better and more prosperous Australian society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

China : responsible supply chain management and ethical purchasing. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to CPA China Conference. 2005Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 10)Summary: As China continues its economic development and integration with the global economy, pressure is building to ensure international enterprises embrace responsible supply chain management and contribute to improved labour and environmental conditions. Despite China's reputation for having a poor regulatory framework, China's labour law is more comprehensive than that of many OECD countries. What is lacking is an adequate system of implementation. This paper draws on the experiences of an Australian non-government organisation (NGO) in dealing with the Chinese optical industry to consider the important question of corporate social responsibility in China.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Community enterprise workbook : stronger communities : making it our business /

by Dunn, Annie | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Smith, Neil | Dennis, Paul | Daniels, Mark | Major, Annie | Metcalfe, Ian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 booklet (12 p. : col. ill., maps) + 1 workbook (132 p. : ill.) + 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. : 4 3/4 in.Other title: Introduction to community enterprise | Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: 1 booklet Introduction to community enterprise ; Community enterprise workbook ; Community enterprise across Victoria (DVD). 2 copies As of 14 July 2010, Social Traders www.socialtraders.com.au has agreed to process all orders for copies of the Community Enterprise Toolkit, including those which come through to the BSL Please forward these orders to: Nina Howard at Social Traders nina.howard@socialtraders.com.au Social Traders is currently working on producing a new web-based product to replace Toolkit which should be available by 2011Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Competition, agency and productivity. /

by Rogers, Mark | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Do investment attraction incentives create decent jobs? : a study of labour conditions in industry assistance contracts /

by Howe, John | Landau, Ingrid | The University of Melbourne, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law 2008Description: 36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: "August 2007 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do more faster : techstars lessons to accelerate your startup /

by Cohen, David | Feld, Brad.

Publisher: New Jersey, NJ John Wiley and Sons 2011Description: xvi, 336 p.: ill.Summary: Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs from the TechStars team, two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing . Do More Faster ... is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship. ; Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance. Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing business responsibly : perceptions of ethical practice and governance of Australasia's top 100 companies

by Holm, Sonya | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 Summary: In 2002 the Brotherhood of St Laurence was invited to participate as a research group investigating the category of Ethics and Corporate Governance for the Good Reputation Index which ranks the top 100 corporations operating in Australia. The overall GRI results were published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald in October 2002. Doing business responsibly is the report of the Brotherhood of St Laurence research.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Down to business : social entrepreneurship and the Australian community sector : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts (by Thesis only). /

by Holm, Sonya.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: x, 103 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-100 30 July 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exploring success for intermediate labour market social enterprises : a literature review /

by Nockolds, Danielle | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 17-19Summary: The purpose of this literature review is to identify and explore the key factors and challenges that influence the success of Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) social enterprises. The review supports the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Working Futures Initiative which is evaluating the financial sustainability, operating models and practices, and employment and training outcomes of four Australian ILM social enterprises. ILM social enterprises provide short-term employment and support to highly disadvantaged jobseekers, to create long-term improvements in the lives of these participants and provide community benefits. This paper finds that ILM social enterprises face a constant struggle to balance the operation of a sustainable business with providing a significant community benefit in the form of employment services for the most disadvantaged. Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) social enterprises provide short-term employment and support to highly disadvantaged jobseekers to create long-term improvements in their lives and provide community benefits. This student paper reviews the historical landscape of employment services and the rise of ILM programs and examines the key factors and tensions that influence whether an ILM social enterprise is successful. ; INTERMEDIATE LABOUR MARKET (ILM)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Finding Australia's social enterprise sector : final report /

by Barraket, Jo | Queensland University of Technology. Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies | Collyer, Nick | O'Connor, Matt | Anderson, Heather.

Publisher: Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 The Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) research project is a joint initiative of Social Traders and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Bibliography : p. 39-40Summary: This document reports on the research findings of the Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) project. FASES is a joint initiative of Social Traders and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology. It is a first attempt to identify the range and scope of social enterprises in Australia. The methodology utilised in this research included: a review of existing literature and methods of social enterprise mapping; establishment of a project website and preliminary discussion paper to stimulate public engagement with defining and identifying Australian social enterprises, which resulted in four online responses to the discussion paper and 157 nominations of social enterprises to be included in the research; a series of workshops and interviews with 34 key informants to assist in defining social enterprise for the purposes of the research; identification of the social enterprise population through a combination of web and media review, review of existing databases and feedback through the project website; development and administration of an online survey; and collation and analysis of secondary data. Five hundred and thirty-nine organisations commenced the online survey, of which 365 were valid social enterprises according to our definition.Availability: (1)

Gender and Entrepreneurship Together : GET ahead for women in enterprise : training package and resource kit /

by Bauer, Susanne | International Labour Office | Finnegan, Gerry | Haspels, Nelien | Deelen, Linda | Seltik, Heng | Majurin, Eva.

Edition: 2nd editionPublisher: Bangkok, Thailand International Labour Office 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2008 Bibliography : p. 323-333 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The training package Gender and Entrepreneurship Together aims to assist ILO partner organizations in promoting enterprise development among women in poverty who want to start or are already engaged in small-scale business. The training package consists of three parts. Part 1 sets out the main aims and strategies, and gives an overview of the training content and structure. It provides tips for trainers and hints for organizing training on GET Ahead for women in enterprise. Part 2 is organized in four main sections and covers a total of 10 modules. Each module consists of a series of exercises. Each exercise starts with listing the specific learning objectives for participants, gives an overview of the training aids needed, outlines possible preparatory activities which need to be carried out before the start of an exercise and provides a step-by-step session plan. Part 3 provides resource and reference materials for trainers and entrepreneurs.Availability: (1)

Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs : not all community organisations, not all in the outback. /

by Foley, Dennis.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2006_DP279.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:19 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous Australians at work : successful initiatives in Indigenous employment. /

by Australia. Parliament. House Standing Committee on Aboriginal and.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/atsia/indigenousemployment/report/fullreport.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Institutional challenges for the global China : sustainable foreign direct investment and labour rights amongst supply chains in China. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: unpub.Paper presented at the forthcoming conference, `Institutional challenges for the global China', Monash University, 13-14 November 2003. 2003Description: 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2003 Bibliography: p. 16-17Summary: This paper explores the relationship between sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI), corporate social responsibility and responsible supply chain management in China. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly being recognised as part of the global business landscape, however, supply chain management rarely gives recognition to labour rights and environmental standards. Sustainable foreign direct investment must include responsible supply chain management and investment practices that promote labour standards, particularly in developing countries such as China.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Learning through Indigenous business : the role of vocational education and training in Indigenous enterprise and community development. /

by Flamsteed, Kate | Golding, Barry.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr1023.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:25:23 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maximising the positive economic, social and cultural impacts of migration : submission to the Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Greco, Sarina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 18 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia's history confirms that we need a holistic social policy framework for all citizens, with pathways to meaningful cultural, economic and social inclusion. Therefore, Australian social inclusion, in the pursuit of equal participation and better outcomes for all community members, cannot ignore multiculturalism or treat it as a fringe issue, especially in light of the country's strong immigration program. The BSL believes that multiculturalism must be part of a new social contract that continues to sit alongside the Indigenous policies and applied social inclusion approaches, to inform them and be informed by them.Availability: (1)

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