In the Community
PPB Advisory Foundation
The PPB Advisory Foundation was established in 2012 as a private ancillary fund as part of our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. We believe that as a successful business made up of people of diverse backgrounds and experience we can make a positive impact in the community and make our people’s work lives more fulfilling.
The PPB Advisory Foundation aims to build meaningful community partnerships with a small group of not for profit (NFP) organisations who:
- are connected to the people in our business through their involvement with the NFP
- operate in an area of need identified by our people being poverty, health, youth or education.
The PPB Advisory Foundation provides support to its community partners in the following ways:
- financial donations
- volunteering by our people
- pro bono work.
In addition to our charity partner commitments, each year the PPB Advisory Foundation sets aside a portion of its budget for Emergency/Disaster Appeals consistent with the wishes expressed by our people.
PPB Advisory Foundation – Australian Partners
We are truly proud to partner with the following four inspiring Australian based not-for-profits, who are the PPB Advisory Foundation’s initial community partners:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
For over 100 years internationally and over 30 years in Australia, Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped tens of thousands of young people who have faced serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.
We know that by positively changing the course of a young person's life we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth in young people, helping them to stay at school, improve their relationships with families and their community which in turn can lead to long-term community benefits like an increase in school retention, school and community safety and greater employment opportunities.
By connecting a disadvantaged child to a positive role model we can break the cycle of disadvantage.
Redkite is the Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0-24 years) with cancer, and their families and support networks.
PPB Advisory has been proudly supporting Redkite’s Financial Assistance Program since 2013. Many people find that a cancer diagnosis brings extra financial demands, More often than not, income decreases while expenses increase. Redkite can help cover the cost of many essential items, including: utility bills, car registration, rent and mortgage payments, petrol and food vouchers.
Together, with PPB Advisory, Redkite needs to continue the uninterrupted delivery of its support services while building improved and deeper accessibility to support for all families. Receiving no government funding Redkite relies on the generosity of supporters like PPB Advisory to deliver its essential services to families when they need it most.
SecondBite is delighted to be selected as a charity partner by PPB Advisory. This partnership over the next three years will make a real difference to the work of SecondBite and the lives of vulnerable people that we support.
SecondBite is a national not-for-profit organisation which collects surplus fresh food which would otherwise go to landfill and redistributes this to the community and people in need. In the current financial year, SecondBite will collect over 3.5 million kg of surplus fresh food, which will provide over 7 million hearty nutritious meals for vulnerable men, women and their children.
Unfortunately the demand for our work continues to grow. Data has shown that 1.2 million people are regularly at risk of not having enough food to eat. At the same time over $5.2 billion worth of food goes to waste in Australia.
SecondBite works to tackle the issues of food insecurity and food waste in Australia by using one problem as the solution to the other. As a not-for-profit organisation, SecondBite relies entirely on funding from the community to support our work.
Through this wonderful partnership with PPB Advisory over the next three years, SecondBite can continue to help meet the needs of vulnerable people and their families and provide them with access to quality fresh food.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Every four days a baby is born in Australia with cystic fibrosis (CF) and more than one million Australians are carriers of cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes through its quality improvement programmes and research with the aim of extending life expectancy from 37 to 50 years by 2025.
PPB Advisory recognises the need to constantly improve our environmental performance. We have implemented key initiatives, including:
- promoting environmental awareness in the workplace - from conserving energy and water to participating in volunteer activities with environmental organisations, and
- minimising unnecessary consumption of resources, and promoting the re-use and recycling of materials and waste including paper, printer cartridges and other materials.
We consider the environmental impacts of the materials we use and wherever possible purchase responsibly.
PPB Advisory uses Saxton Velum for its core stationery. This is a Mixed Sources Certified paper, which ensures that all pulp is derived from well-managed forests and controlled sources. It is elemental chlorine free and is manufactured by an ISO 14001 certified mill. Saxton is Certified Carbon Neutral and Greenhouse Friendly by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change.