Entries by Talent Nation

Trends for the Future: The Circular Economy

Keeping on top of your organisation’s sustainability goals means being in the loop when it comes to the emerging trends of the sector. As our most utilised resources start becoming scarce and current consumer preferences highlight the demand for transparency, there is a sense of urgency to dramatically alter the ways in which we produce […]

CSR, On-Demand

It’s a millennial’s world, and with the generation comes a revolutionary wave of drive to contribute to something larger than the individual self. So how does that position CSR in the current day? It’s no longer just another organisational requirement, but something representative of a workplace’s unique values. It’s a motivator to unite a workplace […]

Online tool aims to make sourcing sustainable seafood easier

Businesses that trade in wild caught seafood can now access an online tool to help them determine the stock, environmental and management risks associated with the seafood they buy and sell. Whichfish.com.au is a new website launched by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) specifically to assist seafood buyers make better informed decisions. “Whichfish […]

Announcing our B Corp Re-certification

In February 2014, Talent Nation became the first recruitment company to achieve Certified B Corporation status as one of the 42 Founding B Corps in Australia and New Zealand. If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly a B Corporation is, it defines an emerging movement of companies who are using the power of business to create […]

RMIT Develops Heat-Blocking Coating For Smart Windows

RMIT University has developed a self-modifying coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair that automatically lets in heat when it’s cold and blocks heat when it’s hot. The researchers behind the breakthrough say it could lead to the creation of self-regulating smart windows and “temperature-responsive buildings”. The coating is created with vanadium dioxide, which […]

B Corp of the Week: Whole Kids

Following a passion and creating an alignment of career and purpose is no easy feat, particularly when there’s a lot at stake. It’s often said you’ve got to ‘risk it to get the biscuit,’ which is exactly what Monica and James Meldrum have done (biscuit and all…) Monica and James are the couple behind Whole […]

Queen Elizabeth II Has Banned Plastic Straws and Bottles From Royal Estates

Queen Elizabeth II has declared war — on plastic — with a new waste plan put into place across the royal estates. The environmentally-conscious move was said to be inspired by nature documentarian and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, after the pair worked together on a documentary about wildlife in the Commonwealth, according to The Telegraph. Buckingham Palace […]

B Corp of the Week: BRM Projects

We love being a B Corporation for a number of reasons, but the incredible sense of community among like-minded, purpose-driven businesses definitely has to top our list. For this reason, we want to contribute to the support of the organisations that are striving to make a difference by sharing with you some of our favourites […]

Report Finds Shift to Cheap Electric Vehicles Feasible in Australia

The CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) says Australians would do well to consider switching to cheap electric vehicles within the next ten years. Vanessa Petrie said in a Daily Telegraph report that there are many good reasons to make the switch. These are also detailed in BZE’s 98-page ‘Electric Vehicles Report’ released in August 2017. While electric vehicles […]