What We Do


The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) is a member-based organisation formed in 2012 to further corporate democracy.

We develop and deploy strategies to improve Australian listed companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk indicators.

Our power to influence corporate behaviour is premised on two central ideas:

  • that a company’s negative impacts on the environment and society can also undermine that company’s interests; and
  • that listed corporations are, to an extent, participatory democracies.

We use a combination of research, private engagement, shareholder resolutions, and high impact media to advance our aims.


The ACCR is an association incorporated under the ACT’s Associations Incorporation Act 1991. It is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We are income tax exempt.

We rely on grants and donations to fund our work. We have never received support from any listed companies. The following supporters have assisted us with donations to an amount exceeding $20k in the 18/19 financial year:

  • Australian Communities Foundation
  • Graeme Wood Foundation
  • Howard Pender
  • LUCRF Super
  • McKinnon Family Foundation
  • Sunrise

The ACCR is a member of both the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).