Scaling innovation: What can we do to address the corporate innovation investment and value generation gap?
Clarify, ideate, develop, and implement – the broad underlying design-thinking principles that guide the innovation processes at all levels of enterprises, from your large multi-nationals to grassroots entrepreneurs.
Digital 3 - the frontier to a new era of economic infrastructure
Keynote speech by Distinguished Professor Jason Potts at D3 launch – 26 October 2022
Budget Response: Dr Leonora Risse
The Albanese Government’s first Budget, announced on Tuesday night by Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers, did what many new owners do when they move into a new place: renovate.
National OPCAT Symposium – a step in the right direction
Are we there yet? A recent National Symposium examined how far Australia has progressed in protecting the rights of people who are detained, as required under the UN Treaty, OPCAT.
ESG investing and the threat of ‘greenwashing’
At a recent event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I had the opportunity to sit down and speak to a group of individuals who are doing some very interesting things within the area of blockchain innovation for sustainability.
Why unions and small business want industry bargaining from the jobs summit – and big business doesn’t
The trade union movement’s push to reform Australia’s enterprise bargaining system looks set to be a major issue at this week’s Jobs and Skills Summit.
The ‘city’ is becoming increasingly digital, forcing us to rethink its role in life and work
The role of the city is changing. To find out how, we surveyed more than 2,000 Victorians living in Melbourne, its suburbs and regional centres in April 2022.
Inflationary psychology could make things worse, but for now it’s in check
With the world experiencing inflation levels not seen since the 1980s, central banks are caught between warning of the dangers of an 1970s-style inflationary spiral, and contributing to that spiral by talking about it.
Why did this $21 million COVID-tracing app fail?
On August 9 2022, Australia’s COVIDSafe app was officially decommissioned, and all its features removed. People were encouraged to uninstall the app. Reports of its closure have made international news.
Making sense of Australia’s current economy
Unemployment is on the way down. Cost of living and interest rates are on the way up. And employers are desperate for staff. So what exactly is going on with the Australian economy?
Ecocide Cannot Succeed without Challenging the Capitalist System
Despite the escalating environmental crisis, with its impacts on human rights and ecological communities, both states and corporations have rigidly clung to capitalist principles of extraction and unlimited growth. This has led to the resurrection of the concept of ecocide as a means to prevent and punish the destruction of the environment.
Corporate sanctions in Russia: Rethinking corporate political responsibility against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine: A Panel Review
Since the 24th of February 2022, when Russia, on the orders of Vladimir Putin, began a large-scale military attack on Ukraine, we have been witnessing that over 1,000 companies from different industries have publicly announced they are voluntarily curtailing operations in Russia (Yale School of Management 2022). On the 19th of May 2022, we organised the Panel with the internationally recognised experts in different fields of knowledge and disciplines, all of which in various ways relate to corporate political responsibility – a concept that views companies as political actors that have human rights-related duties.
Legal Waivers and the Limits of Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms in Business and Human Rights
Remedy is rare for victims of corporate human rights abuses through judicial mechanisms. To address this gap, the authoritative text dealing with issues pertaining to business and human rights, The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, included principles endorsing the use of non-judicial mechanisms to resolve human rights claims.
World Cup Victories for Qatar’s Migrant Workers and International Law
In the past decade, the conditions experienced by Qatar’s migrant workers have dramatically improved. While these reforms owe much to the international legal system, they also expose some of the system’s weaknesses. Nevertheless, the widespread outrage concerning the rights of migrant workers in Qatar would likely have fallen on deaf ears without the efforts of international legal
Operator integrity and trustworthiness are essential to consumer confidence in the gambling industry
On Monday 30th May Crown Casino made global news headlines when it was fined AU$80m for illegally accepting Chinese bank cards at the Melbourne Casino.
Understanding the causes and consequences of intimate partner aggression at work: An interdisciplinary review
Intimate partner aggression (IPA) is a prevalent human rights and social issue generally perceived as a private domestic matter. In reality, though, IPA affects and harms many aspects of its victims’ lives, including their work
Experience Driven Health System Transformation
The way a patient experiences their journey of care through the health system is critically important not only to the quality of life for the individual involved, but also the effectiveness, cost and community support for the care system that delivered it.
Smart Cities 2.0: Creating city DAO pilots for Melbourne
On 7 April 2022 the RMIT Digital CBD research team released a report proposing DAO pilots for Melbourne. In short, for ten years we have spoken about smart cities as public-private partnerships (PPP). Say between Cisco or IBM and the city of Melbourne. Today DAOs can offer non-hierarchical data governance models.
ASIC’s wake up call for ‘Finfluencers’ in Australia
As a large number of retail investors rushed into financial markets during the pandemic, finfluencers have also enjoyed growing popularity in Australia. Finfluencers talk about investment trends and options on social media and there are ongoing concerns that they may mislead novice investors. Finfluencers have just received a wake up call from ASIC, which is likely to bring some of their business to an end.
Self-control for monetary and dietary rewards
Unlike children, adolescents take control over what they eat and how they spend their money. To remain healthy, they have to exercise self-control – forego the immediate pleasure of high-calorie foods for the prospect of being healthy in the future. These eating habits, established early on in life, tend to stay with individuals later on in their lives, contributing to the obesity epidemic. In Australia, one in four children (25%) are overweight or obese and it is predicted to increate to one in three by 2025.