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Good Cycles to transform Customs Square with Melbourne’s first social enterprise cluster

June 25, 2020 | Community

Good Cycles is leading Melbourne’s first-ever social enterprise cluster, which will see a complementary group of social enterprises transform the Customs Square Precinct into a dedicated retail and community engagement hub. Customs Square is about providing real jobs to disadvantaged Victorians and partnering with social enterprises who share this purpose.

How E-transport can create a “better normal” for Melbourne

June 25, 2020 | Events

With COVID-19 disrupting Melbourne’s mobility patterns, now is the time to imagine new ways to move around the city and create a “better normal”. The idea of e-transport helping to create a better normal for Melbourne resonated with industry and academic experts at the Committee’s online forum on 11 June. In collaboration with Lime – a global leader in micro-mobility – the Committee brought together members and stakeholders to discuss the benefits of e-transport, which grants people affordable access to various transport modes, and how its rollout across the city could be fast-tracked.

Build-to-rent offers benefits to the consumer and the economy on the road to recovery from COVID-19

June 25, 2020 | Discussion

The Committee for Melbourne’s lastest discussion on Build-to-Rent (BTR) highlighted the unique opportunities for consumers in the new social and economic environment following COVID-19. As the way people live and work changes, and as consumer preferences increasingly move towards higher density living, BTR offers an opportunity to create meaningful change.

Opportunities exist for nimble charitable and NFP organisations as they respond to COVID-19

June 25, 2020 | Events

Charities and Not-for-profit (NFP) organisations have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19 with increased workloads and reduced income being the reality for many. Yet despite the difficulties, opportunities exist in the post-COVID-19 environment for nimble organisations. This was a significant takeaway from the Committee’s Road to Recovery E-ROOM forum held on 28 May. Titled How charities can thrive in a post-COVID-19 world. The forum sought to address the impact of COVID-19 on the charitable sector, the stakeholders that support them, as well as measures which could be taken to build organisational resilience.

Issues in digital capability

June 25, 2020 | Discussion

The use of technology is already a major part of our personal and professional lives. The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that has followed, has however forced organisations and individuals to embrace the growing digitisation of our society and economy. With the use of technology increasingly being needed to conduct business and stay connected, it is important to think about how we can take advantage of this technological shift and the challenges that we face in doing so.

Annual Member Survey Results released

June 25, 2020 | Discussion

Members respond to COVID-19 and set priorities for the future Through collaboration with Government, civic leaders and the broader community, we strive to protect our community’s future prosperity. In our annual member priorities survey, powered by IPSOS, we interview our members to help shape our advocacy agenda, ensuring our members’ vision for the Committee is met. The survey results inform our strategic planning for the 2020/2021 year and beyond and also assist us with specific member engagement priorities.

Project Spirit: PwC, Salesforce and Google collaborate for recovery

June 11, 2020 | Discussion

Google, Salesforce and PwC Australia recently launched Project Spirit, a free online community for businesses of all sizes operating in Australia to connect, share, and leverage each other’s assets, skills and capacity to assist in solving the challenges facing the Australian economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the way Australians live, work and consume products and services. The sudden shift has significantly impacted business. As our economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, businesses need new ways to operate.