Issues

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Human Rights   |   Indigenous Engagement   |   Gender Equality      Children’s Rights   |   Security & Human Rights 

Social sustainability is about the impacts, positive and negative, that business has on people – employees, workers in the value chain, customers and communities. Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Climate Change   |   Water

Businesses have a critical role to play in addressing these challenges, with a responsibility to minimise their own environmental impact, and an opportunity to explore how they can have a net positive impact. Read more

ANTI-CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE

Anti-bribery and Corruption

Corruption is one of the world’s greatest challenges, and a significant obstacle to sustainable development. Corruption also has a significant impact on the private sector, impeding economic growth and distorting competition. Read more

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable Development Goals   |   DFAT Private Sector Engagement

Business has a crucial role in achieving sustainable development – through responsible operations, new business models, investment, innovation and technology, and collaboration. Read more

SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

Supply Chains

Supply chains have become increasingly globalised, complex and competitive. Outsourcing production, or sourcing from suppliers in developing or emerging economies, can deliver significant benefits and contribute to much needed development. Read more