5 lessons on how to make sustainable change in business

A panel at the Global Compact Network Australia. Photo by: Phat Ngo / High Impact Headshots

MELBOURNE, Australia — To rebuild trust in corporations, businesses need to be an agent of sustainable change. At the 2019 conference of Global Compact Network Australia in Melbourne, some of Australia’s largest businesses representing industry, finance, technology, mining, health, and more, discussed how to achieve this.

Pushing boundaries, taking risks, and building transformative pathways were among the buzzwords — but businesses still have a long way to go to achieve sustainable and right-based business practices.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.