Caring Trends

The aim of Caring Trends is to keep you informed with news and stories from the areas of corporate social responsibility, not-for-profit and business partnerships, and sustainability.

December 2018

Corporate engagement produces positive environmental impact

It’s been a busy year at Landcare Australia. With the support of our corporate partners we’ve been able to fund hundreds of Landcare and Junior Landcare grants and, more than 1000 corporate volunteers participated in employee engagement work with Landcare groups...

Five Guiding Principles for Planning Your CSR Strategy

In October we released Planning Your CSR Strategy and Making it Work for Your Business.  This 16-page report shares insights about five guiding principles from seven corporate representatives that are leaders in the Australian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and...

October 2018

July 2018

Company’s CSR survey reveals consumer expectations of companies

AFLAC (American Family Life Assurance Company) conducts an annual CSR Survey.  A leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the US, the company boasts numerous awards for its CSR, including recently being named by Points of Light to its 2018 Civic 50...

Take advantage of Landcare Week employee engagement opportunities

This year, Landcare Week is from 3-9 September – less than two months from now! Landcare Australia is holding a series of Landcare Week corporate team events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Getting hands on with Landcare provides your employees...

May 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility is more important than ever

Take advantage of Landcare Week employee engagement opportunities More consumers, shareholders, and employees than ever are demanding that companies change the way they do business, become more transparent, and take an active role in addressing social, cultural, and...

How to engage your employees in your volunteering program

Creating a culture of volunteerism within your company can help improve employee engagement, recruitment, and retention as well as optimise corporate visibility. However, sometimes it can be challenging to encourage employee volunteer participation. We work with...

November 2017

What our partners want – the five hot topics

We all know that collaboration is one of the contributing factors to a successful partnership. So each year Landcare Australia invites its corporate partners and contacts to come together for half a day to share ideas, gain knowledge and workshop how to better...

How should you tell your Landcare story?

Everyone loves a good story, and at Landcare Australia we work with our partners to craft their best Landcare stories. Getting the word out about the work you’re doing and the impact you’re having can have huge benefits – increased brand awareness, positive brand...

The impact of corporate funding in 2017

Hundreds of projects funded, 870 corporate volunteers hosted, seven new partnerships kicked off, and a couple of beer launches! It’s been a busy year at Landcare Australia, with so many great partnerships – old and new – having a positive impact on communities,...

August 2017

Funding the future – why it makes sense

We all know that outdoor play has multiple benefits for children, but what about outdoor learning? Research has shown that “nature ignites passion, inspiration, creativity and purpose, and it also plays an important role in the cognitive, emotional and physical...

Save a koala without stepping away from your desk!

Did you know that employees from Telstra, Konica Minolta and Qantas helped save endangered species, including the southern cassowary, mahogany glider, and koala – without even leaving their desks? These are just three of the 23 companies that give to Landcare...

Five ways to Get Hands on with Landcare during Landcare Week!

Landcare Week is the one special week every year when we celebrate Landcare and all the great work tens of thousands Landcarers do to care for their local environment. It’s the perfect time to get involved – at work or in your community. This year Landcare Week takes...

June 2017

What you need to know about Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is what we like to call a WIN WIN WIN! It helps businesses give back to the community. It presents employees with an easy way of contributing to charity from their pre-tax income. It provides charities with a consistent stream of funding requiring...

Five ways to make your charity partnership work for you

When businesses and not-for-profit organisations come together, the impact can be great. But how can you make sure that your not-for-profit partnerships work for your business and have the impact you’re looking for? At Landcare Australia, we’ve been working in...

April 2017

When going above and beyond makes sense

Why do some companies choose to go above and beyond when it comes to environmental conservation and community engagement initiatives even when it doesn’t mean a bottom line benefit?  How can executives be convinced to green-light non-revenue generating initiatives,...

Can connecting with nature really boost your wellbeing?

Connecting People to Nature is the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, which takes place on 5 June.  This topic is at the very heart of what Landcarers do every day, but outside of the obvious environmental benefits, what else is positive about your team...

Five tips for a more sustainable workplace

Is your workplace a haven of good habits, or a place of sustainability sins? At home, you probably sort your waste from your recycling, turn off the lights when you leave a room, only use the AC when it’s a stinker outside, and bring reusable bags to the supermarket. But what about at work?

February 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Caring Trends, Landcare Australia’s newsletter for the corporate sector.

Five ways to keep your employees engaged

An engaged employee is a gold star on your company report card. They are a brand ambassador, a trusted team player, and the type of person who will go the extra mile.

Win a case of Taylors wine!

By finding out what we do well and what we can improve on, we will continue to build powerful and impactful partnerships with businesses. To help us on our journey, we would love if our existing partners could take a few minutes to complete a short survey. Our friends at Taylors Wines have given us a case of their delicious sparkling wine to give away to one person, to be chosen at random from all survey respondents.

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