The Business of Climate Change

Current climate change projections call for average global temperatures and sea levels to rise, with attendant increasing risks of flooding and variability with regards to weather… the coming changes could minimise the ability to utilise land and secure resources, challenging and changing the business landscape as well as the physical one.

Changing Approaches to Accommodate a Changing Climate

Save vs. Spend

Debt, both public and private, can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies. It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place. For example, an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial-industrial activity and bring with it return.

How Australians’ Budgets are Adding Up

Leading the Way in Fire Protection

Spectrum Fire & Security specialises in designing and installing fire and security systems to protect people and property. The company also tests for compliance and provides service and maintenance for existing systems. From its headquarters in Auburn, New South Wales, the company develops cost-effective security solutions with a customer-focussed style.

Spectrum Fire & Security

Innovative Engineering Solutions

The Fraser Engineering Group is the largest manufacturer of custom-made fire and rescue vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. When we spoke with General Manager Martin Simpson, he said that, although known for fire engines, this engineering and manufacturing company can, will and has produced anything asked of it. Innovation is its middle name.

Fraser Engineering

Experts in Large-Scale Projects

In business for 25 years and with hundreds of years of combined experience among its staff, Glascott Landscape & Civil Pty Ltd has earned the respect of countless clients as it continues to deliver high-quality large-scale commercial, residential communities, infrastructure, parks and playgrounds, streetscapes and other projects.

Glascott Landscape & Civil

Caring for Community Safety

Clearly, those of us who live and work in the major metropolitan areas are less likely to suffer the awful consequences that can follow a bushfire. Even we, however, are by no means immune to their dangers…

Fire & Rescue NSW

After the Boom

Here is a good example of a company with foresight, able to see the likely end of the boom in Australia’s minerals and resources sector…

MizCo

A Fourth Generation Family Company

In 1934, Herb and Doris Charlesworth opened a small nut and dried fruit stand at the Central Market in Adelaide. Eighty years later, Charlesworth Nuts has earned its place as an iconic South Australian business – and the Charlesworth family is still at the helm.

Charlesworth Nuts

Prime Cut

For Australians, there is nothing as good as a plump, juicy lamb chop or leg steak to get your teeth into, especially if it has been grown locally. Apparently, the people of the Middle East feel no different.

Frew Group

Quality and Freshness for Three Generations

Piñata Farms is one of Australia’s leading growers of fresh tropical fruit. The company is the largest pineapple grower and ranks third in Australia for the volume of its strawberries and mangoes. Now third generation pineapple growers, the business was started by the father of current Managing Director Gavin Scurr. This industry is rife with challenges, but through extensive research and development, Piñata Farms has not only survived but thrived, with good business management and a solid plan for the future.

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Making Sense of Management

Management is the art, or science, of getting things done through people. Sounds fairly straightforward – except for the fact that people are not robots waiting to do our bidding. People have their own minds, motivations, and goals. So how do managers keep operations – and the people behind them – running as planned?

April 24, 2017, 11:27 AM AEST

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