4 September 2012 — Business in the Community has selected the Net Balance Foundation to relaunch and manage the corporate responsibility index in Australia and New Zealand. The index supports companies to embed and integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability by benchmarking against peers and leading practice through third party recognition of commitment and performance. It also provides a management tool to track progress, identify gaps and engage senior management. In early September the foundation held a series of “Welcome-Mat” sessions to introduce the index. Topics included the benefits of the index to organisations, new incentives and how the index is managed.