February 2021

Read the February 2021 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Finding solutions to the challenges to the education sector is front of mind for Professor Raymond Gordon CPA, a Hanoi-based academic and vice chancellor and president of British University Vietnam. Photo: Timothy Gerald Barker.

How COVID-19 is reshaping higher education


The initiative for mandating climate-related financial disclosures is consistent with consensus views from alliances such as the 72-member Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

Climate risk reporting on the agenda


With COVID-19 decimating jobs, Dan Nahum thinks Australia has a huge opportunity to reboot its manufacturing sector through the harnessing of renewables, especially wind and solar.

Green manufacturing to boost Australia's economy


We have enjoyed an enviable period of economic growth and low unemployment over the past three decades, but within a few short months in 2020, that period of prosperity has become a thing of the past.

How to get the unemployed back to work


The vaccine market makes up a small percentage of the trillion-dollar worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

Immunity challenge: The economics of vaccines


Non-compliance, financial abuse of the elderly, a lack of education and training, financial viability for the sector and funding issues are all on the table as the Royal Commission continues hearings in preparation for the release of the final report in February 2021.

Calls for financial reform in aged care sector


Elizabeth Stratford FCPA, CFO, Department of Justice.

Perfect match: Aligning your career with your values


As a result of population ageing, increasing competition for talent and erosion of superannuation by events such as the global financial crisis (GFC) and COVID-19, there are now five generations together in the workplace.

The secret to a successful multigenerational workforce


An Airtasker survey has shown that, while 29 per cent of remote workers struggled to maintain a proper work–life balance, only 23 per cent of office employees felt the same.

Does flexibility offer a better work-life balance?


Sainyog Prajapati CPA (left) and Andrew Seinor FCPA.

My Client and Me: Building a strong partnership


Even as we excitedly embrace the world-changing digital tools at our fingertips, we have come to realise that technology alone cannot satisfy our deeply human emotional, social and creative needs.

Why analogue interactions and digital tools work better together


In this unpredictable environment, the onus is on organisations to implement new ways of working and the cultural change necessary to achieve strategic goals.

5 ways to maintain positive culture change


Manish Gera CPA believes business and personal networks can be pivotal. Push yourself to go to events and challenge yourself to talk to at least three people while you are there.

How Manish Gera CPA makes meaningful connections


The standout performance of female leaders in 2020 has led some commentators to suggest that women are well-suited to leadership roles in the current environment.

Top leadership traits to suit the new normal


The number one skill you need in negotiations is listening – and not listening is the number one mistake people make.

How to supercharge your negotiation skills


You can have more people in a Teams meeting (up to 250) than you ever could in a standard meeting room.

Making the most of Microsoft Teams


How to use dynamic charts in Excel


Sonny De Silva (R) at the CDF Ball with Binara Dharmawardana (L), founder and president of CDF, and Scott Chapman, CEO of Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.

How Sonny De Silva CPA makes every dollar count


Read the August 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.