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Building a smart and liveable Sydney

Greater Sydney’s population is forecast to reach 8 million by 2056 and, proportionate with current population density and land use statistics, more than half of this growth will be concentrated to the west of Paramatta. Last year, in a bid to more evenly distribute access to jobs, housing and services across Greater Sydney, the NSW…

13 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Legal

How to avoid public disclosure of internal misconduct – insights from Professor AJ Brown

Earlier this month, Federal Police raided the home of Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurt following the publication of a leaked plan allegedly permitting governments to spy on Australians. The raid was reportedly the result of an act of internal whistleblowing and follows two recent high-profile whistleblowing cases: that of David McBride, former Defence Force Lawyer, and Richard Boyle…

20 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

How to develop your company’s ‘innovation muscle’

Disruptive trends like AI, ‘internet of things’ and ‘as a service’ business models are transforming the expectations of consumers and demanding that we all do business in a different, more innovative, way. With tech giants like Google and Microsoft submitting thousands of AI patent applications and investing heavily in this space, other companies are beginning…

18 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business | Legal

Ethics versus compliance – restoring consumer trust in financial services

As the Australian financial services sector continues to grapple with a post-Royal Commission consumer trust deficit, the efficacy of a compliance-based approach to banking has been called into question. Despite ethical mandates, such as ASICs “fairness initiative” and AFCA’s “fairness review”, a compliance framework continues to dominate banking practices; with efforts to instill a culture…

11 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

How to maximise your online personal brand

Your online presence says a lot about you and in today’s world it could make or break your success. But what exactly should we be sharing online; and how? Ahead of the Future Women Executive Summit, we spoke with Lynn Dang of Microsoft who shared some ideas on how to strategically maximise your online personal…

7 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Why women are statistically safer investments – an interview with Tammy Barton

The gender pay gap is well documented, but a lesser known and equally concerning issue is the gender investment gap. Statistics show that businesses founded by women generate twice the revenue of male-founded companies. Yet, they are less likely to be backed by Investors when pitching for early stage capital. Multiple award-winning entrepreneur Tammy Barton…

20 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

How will the Huawei ban affect the 5G rollout?

Since the onset of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008, global productivity has slowed, at times, to the point of stagnation. This ‘productivity slowdown’ has manifested, among other things, as low GDP and wage growth. In other words, productivity matters at both a national and individual level. David Kennedy of Ovum believes that enterprise…

7 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Legal | Occupational Health & Safety

Protecting our protectors: addressing PTSD in the police force and emergency services

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. It is now one of the leading causes of workers' compensation claims in Australia, particularly in the police force and emergency services, in which the prevalence of the disorder is almost…

31 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business

Why whistleblowers are an organisation’s best friend and how to treat them as such

With the Royal Commission into banking misconduct now well underway, large corporates are increasingly being looked at through an ethical lens by the general public - and maintaining organisational integrity has never been more important. “At present, consumers and employees are acutely aware of their rights and of what constitutes appropriate practice”, says Professor A.…

19 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

Game-Storming – “Play to get ideas”

Game storming can lead to serious business results: I used game storming in an energy company to bring people to work together and remove communication barriers. Teaming is great and with the right simulation I managed to draw engagements and participation from all levels in meetings and discussions. The biggest problem is not playing the…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights
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