Tag Archives: Corporate Responsibility

05 Mar 2013

A world without poverty

A world without poverty

That’s the vision of Good Return, a not-for-profit organisation that provides microfinance loans to women living in poor, isolated communities across the Asia Pacific region. These loans empower them to start or grow their own businesses – providing financial stability, self sufficiency, and a way out of poverty. In fact, microfinance encompasses not just the provision of a loan, but also access to savings, insurance and money transfer products they otherwise would not have. When the loan is re-paid, the money is put back into the community through the supply of education and skills development programs such as literacy, numeracy Read More

In Australia, cars are important. In fact, according to the Bureau of Statistics, in 2012 there were well over 12 million cars registered in Australia. That represents an increase in vehicle usage of over 12% from 5 years ago in 2007! And in all likelihood, these numbers will continue to increase. As a result, novated car leases are one of our most popular items to salary package, and our specialist leasing division, Smartleasing, is experiencing huge growth. We also know that cars produce carbon emissions that are bad for the environment – and that we have a responsibility to ensure Read More