Australia's laws are not protecting the natural ecosystems we rely upon. We believe a serious flaw lies within the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Currently directors' good faith civil obligations only require them to act ‘in the best interests of the corporation’ (s181). This narrow focus permits them to put their economic goals ahead of our existential goal! Maximising shareholder returns should not be at the expense of the public good and the environment.
On 25 May in Geelong, Geelong Sustainability is co-hosting the global launch of The Code for Corporate Citizenship, an elegantly simple solution devised by corporate lawyer, Robert Hinkley. By inserting a new clause into section 181 of the Corporations Act, directors would need to act ‘in the best interests of the corporation but not at the expense of severe harm to the environment’.
#TheCode would rebalance the civic obligations of company directors and have a real impact in relieving the climate emergency.
Geelong Sustainability’s campaign partners include the Centre for Climate Safety, ADAC - A Different Approach Community, The Sustainable Hour and Geelong Media.
We're keen to connect with local community groups and business people to explore this idea.
Please join in the discussion at the launch event at the Geelong Library at 5pm on Thursday 25 May 2023.
Tickets $5 via Eventbrite. To learn more or to sign our open letter, visit supportthecode.au.
Friends of the Barwon are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the evening will be Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water who will talk about the Urban Water Strategy/Water for our Future.
A light supper and tea/coffee will be served
For catering purposes, please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are about to hit the ground running with the new HP breeding season about to begin. It would be wonderful to catch up with as many as possible to meet one another, and share ideas, information, or other enquiries anyone has prior to the season taking off. There has been lots happening in the background to prepare for this season and it will be a great opportunity to share all things Hoodie.
Hopefully this date suits most. Please feel free to contact me if you can't make it in person but could possible meet by a microsoft Teams invite.
Looking forward to seeing many of you and catching up with our local Hoodies on the beach!
Cheers to all things Hoodie!
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