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Case Studies


  Review of Corporate-NGO partnerships
ANZ Banking Group
2005 The brief: In examining future NGO partnership opportunities, ANZ wanted to understand the different possible models of partnership it might consider, as well as looking at a range of different organisations that might be candidates for partnership. Our solution: Futureye...

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  Industry–wide strategy to address political, reputational and regulatory risks
Australian Bankers' Association
2012 The brief:The brief The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) recognised that the industry’s poor reputation posed a threat to the regulatory environment due to the heavy influence of community, media and political attitudes. Negative sentiment was driving a type of regulation that...

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  Innovation and Collaboration
Australian Conservation Foundation
2010 The brief:The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) All-Staff Ideas Hothouse aims to bring together staff from different parts of the organisation across to develop ‘catalytic and audacious’ projects of national scale. As such, ACF requested Futureye develop and facilitate a...

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  Industry–wide strategy to rebuild social license to operate and mitigate outrage in the livestock export industry
Australian Livestock Exporters' Council
2013 The brief:The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) is the national policy body representing the Australian livestock export industry. In Australia, the livestock export industry has become a target of intense activism and is at risk of a total ban. ALEC engaged Futureye to...

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  Robust scenarios for proactive climate change strategy development
BHP Billiton
2008 The brief:BHP Billiton (BHPB), in developing a whole-of-company long-term climate change strategy, required a set of robust scenarios that would broaden staff perceptions of the issue and, thus, effectively frame a two-day climate change strategy workshop themed “Managing risks and...

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  Building stakeholder support through strategic alignment and communication
Blue Circle Southern Cement
2006 - 2009 The brief:In 2005, Boral’s Blue Circle Southern Cement (BCSC) received approval from the Department of Environment and Climate Change to burn three types of alternative kiln fuels (waste tyres, waste oil and waste carbon dust). Community members concerned about the health impacts...

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  World first - non-sniffable petrol to protect the community
BP Australia
2002 The brief:BP had a set of company values and a vision: ‘that societies in which we operate should benefit by our presence’ that relfected a committment to corporate responsibility. Futureye was asked to assist the company in analysing the gap between existing company values and their...

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  A strategic analysis of how biodiversity has matured as an issue over time
CSIRO
2010 The brief: Biodiversity is a critical priority for theAustralian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). While CSIRO is full of globally leading specialists, there is value in getting these experts to develop a shared understanding of the biodiversity...

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  Creating proactivity champions
Department of Environment, Western Australia
2002 The brief:The WA Department of Environment, facing low community trust after a series of damaging environmental controversies, recognised the need to become more proactive in handling potential outrage issues, and more responsive to community concerns. Futureye was engaged to undertake a...

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  Examining issues of 'social licence to operate' facing the minerals sector
Department of Primary Industries Victoria and CSIRO
2006 The brief: The resources sector requires ongoing community acceptance if it is to continue to contribute to the wellbeing of Australia. In Victoria, the government is committed to assessing how resource projects operate in harmony with local communities, and the situations which give...

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  Engaging a national audience on drug law reform through an innovative digital outreach campaign
Fairfax
2012 The brief:Fairfax Media is the leading independent news organisation in Australia, with five major daily publications and five million on line readers per month. Fairfax engaged Futureye in an innovative digital outreach partnership aimed at engaging new readers on the issue of drug law...

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  Re-visioning their organisation through the eyes of stakeholders
Forest Practices Authority
2004 The brief:For a decade, the Forest Practices Board was widely recognised as a best practice example of the contemporary regulatory theory of 'co-regulation'. However, the intense public debate about forestry in Tasmania led to calls for higher levels of independence and transparency in...

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  Working together responsibly to improve the quality of our air
Gladstone Industry Leadership Group
2007 - 2009 The briefThere are concerns in the Gladstone community about public health issues linked to industrial emissions, ranging from asthma to still births and cancer. In order to investigate the health concerns in detail, the Queensland State Government initiated a Clean and Healthy Air...

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  Enhanced community partnerships
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2004 – 2005 The brief:The rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park incorporating an increase from 4.6% to 33% ‘No Take’ areas is Australia’s largest public consultation process.Although the processes and efforts employed by the Authority were generally successful in building...

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  Develop new futures thinking capabilities
Hay Group Asia-Pacific
2006 The brief:Hay Group wished to conduct challenging ‘futures thinking’ workshops, to help its consultants become externally focussed and think longer-term. The project and workshops aimed to explore what the future in 2016 could be like, focussed on organisations and what factors will...

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  Issues Review: Business and Human Rights
International Council on Mining and Metals
2005 – 2006 The brief:Futureye was engaged by ICMM to undertake a summary of the critical human rights issues and challenges facing the mineral resources industry and an assessment of the current approaches and capacity of ICMM member companies to effectively manage these issues. ICMM wanted...

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  2013–2018 customer and market engagement strategy
Jemena
2013 The brief:In the context of a highly politicised phase of national debate about energy pricing and after the controversial rollout of smart meters in Victoria, Futureye was engaged by Jemena to help develop its 2013–2018 strategy for customer and market engagement, across the...

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  Leading practice sustainability reporting: A review of health, safety, environment and community reporting
Leighton Holdings
2004 – 2005 The brief:The Leighton Holdings Limited Board wished to understand where it and the six group companies are positioned in terms of health, safety, environment and community reporting. The Board also asked Futureye’s advice on whether the organisational culture has the capacity...

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  Building community relations commitment at every level
Newcrest Mining Limited, Cadia Valley Operations
2005 - 2006 The brief:Though community engagement was widespread across all areas of Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations the links were poorly articulated and uncoordinated. With a major new project on the horizon of a predicted mine life of up to 30 years, the operations needed to establish...

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  Engaging for change
Nyrstar (formerly Zinifex Limited)
2004 - 2005 The brief:Zinifex's Port Pirie Smelter is the world's largest lead smelter and it’s key sustainability challenge was that there was an unacceptably high level of lead-in-blood of children under the age of five.Zinifex initiated a process to engage the community in the...

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  Building relationships and managing issues through strategic communications and stakeholder engagement
OneSteel - Whyalla Steel Works
2004 - ongoing The brief:OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks (OneSteel) was granted an indenture licence by the Premier of South Australia in 2005 which did not require them to meet Environment Protection Authority conditions in relation to dust. OneSteel faced a high level of outrage from regulatory...

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  Review of Oxiana's 2005 Sustainability Report
OZ Minerals (formerly Oxiana Limited)
2006 The brief:Futureye was contracted to review Oxiana's 2005 Sustainability Report.The solution:Oxiana's 2005 sustainability report was reviewed in relation to emerging trends, drivers and best practice in public reporting. Oxiana's report was also evaluated according to Futureye's...

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  Creating a strategic corporate responsibility program
SEEK
2007 The brief:SEEK had organically developed a range of Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives from its early days, such as SEEK Volunteer and its matched-giving program called Bright Futures. Making a positive contribution to the community is seen as something that is in the company’s...

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  Building global stakeholder engagement and participation in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
United Nations Rio +20 Earth Summit
2012 The brief:The RIO+20 Summit represented an opportunity to promote the green economy and institutional framework for sustainable development, as well as a very real chance for the UN to connect with and engage ordinary people from across the globe.Our solution:Futureye partnered with...

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  Embedding Human Rights
Xstrata Coal
2007-2008 The brief:As Xstrata Coal expands into developing areas, it recognises good human rights management will play an increasingly important role in the company’s commitment to sustainable development. With the goal of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights, Xstrata Coal...

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