All round goodness – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

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From designers who create recycling based puns to taxi drivers who deliver food to the needy, we’ve rounded up the ‘all-stars’ of social impact in Australia.

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A restaurateur in the Indian city of Kochi has devised a startlingly simple way to fight food waste and feed hungry people at the same time.

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The 20 happiest cities to work in right now

To determine the happiest and unhappiest places to work, fulfillment-focused career site CareerBliss took a look at eight key factors that can influence an employee’s contentment, including work-life balance, an employee’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, general work environment, compensation, opportunities for advancement, company culture, and resources.

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Public library provides mental health services to help the homeless

The San Francisco Public Library is more than just a book lover's sanctuary—it’s a place of refuge and redemption for the city’s homeless community. But the homeless haven’t always been quite so welcome amid the building’s hushed holdings.

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Companies can nurture an ethical culture and still be competitive

The current buzzword in the financial services sector is "culture".

From bank executives proclaiming employee (mis)conduct that is inconsistent with their company's culture, to regulators seeking to operationalise culture into a legislative standard and, most recently, David Murray, who led the Financial System Inquiry, invoking moral panic that enforcement of culture could thrust Australia into a neo-Nazi era.

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Project aims to airlift 80 rhinos from South Africa to Australia


Since 2010, over 5,000 rhinoceros have been poached in South Africa and every six hours, one rhino is killed.

This drove Ray Dearlove to start The Australian Rhino Project, with a mission to bring 80 rhinos from South Africa to Australia in the next four years.

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