Anne Thompson Inaugural Spirit Award Winner
Our new member recognition program was launched in June 2021. Called the ‘Spirit Awards’, our newest recognition initiative appreciates the…Read article
Our partnership with Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) provides a regional program drawing on local and external expertise to prepare or revise disaster risk reduction plans reflecting the needs and wishes of individual communities. It also provides tailored place-based solutions and skills to action them.
ABV builds on Australia’s long history of volunteering in times of disaster and community need. ABV works at the intersection between business and community for resilience and community-led growth.
ABV is made up of several hundred Skilled Business Professionals (SBPs) enabled by a small salaried team. Together they source opportunities throughout Asia Pacific and Australia to work in partnership with corporates delivering impactful corporate social responsibility programs. They guarantee sustainable outcomes for communities through strengthening small businesses and not-for-profits, leading to poverty alleviation.
With 40 years’ experience across Australia and Asia Pacific, ABV is focused on programs that produce outcomes and positive stories of change for the small businesses and charities they support through transferring Australian business know-how and experience.