Advocacy Initiative of the Year


Businesses in the accounting industry that challenge inequitable norms and push for progress are effectively building the reputation of our industry as one that is inclusive, fair and diverse.

This award recognises the business in the accounting industry in Australia that best utilised its resources and position to champion a cause or causes in 2017. Examples of causes include gender equality, Indigenous representation and charitable initiatives.

Based on assessment of advocacy-related initiatives, this award considers how the business looks to make a positive difference in the accounting space or, more broadly, communities in Australia that are challenged by inequitable or unjust circumstances.


This award is open to all accounting-focused businesses in Australia. It is based on the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

QUALITATIVE CRITERIA (maximum 300 words per answer)

  • Outline the advocacy initiatives your business undertook in 2017.
  • Detail your structured approach to advocacy work in 2017.
  • How have you resourced your advocacy efforts?
  • Detail how you have structured your advocacy work to be sustainable.