Purpose beyond profit

Image: Businesses are increasingly considering how they can benefit communities, and improve relationships with staff (Thomas Barwick/Getty)

Image: Businesses are increasingly considering how they can benefit communities, and improve relationships with staff (Thomas Barwick/Getty)

Businesses are looking for ways to improve the impact of their operations, and achieve more than a financial return. There is a new focus on supply chains, staff relations, and effects on communities.

Next week Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand are holding a conference with the theme of purpose beyond profit.