Press Releases

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES ADARA PARTNERS AND ADARA ADVISORS HONOURED AS BEST FOR THE WORLD

Australian businesses Adara Partners and Adara Advisors have earned a place on the B Corp® 2018 Best for the World: Community honorees list. The Community list includes businesses that scored in the top 10 percent on the B Impact Assessment of more than 2,400 B Corporations around the world.

The assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment.

The Adara businesses are part of the Adara Group. Their sole objective is to fund charity Adara Development’s administration and emergency project costs. This allows 100% of other donations to go directly to project-related costs. The Adara Group is focussed on improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty and their work reaches tens of thousands of people living in poverty each year.

Read the press release here.

Past Press releases

RELEASE OF FINAL REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW ON PREVENTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

    Today, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) released an independent report into the prevention of sexual misconduct in the international development sector, prepared by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

    Read the press release here.

ADARA GROUP WELCOMES ACFID INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO THE PREVENTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

    The Adara Group welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) on the commissioning of an independent review into the prevention of sexual misconduct. Together with other ACFID members, we have offered our full support for the review.

    A team at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, with expertise in sexual assault, child protection and gender-based violence have been appointed to conduct the review and a final report is due in October this year.

    The review will work to understand the current state of practice in the sector and identify areas for improvement.

    Read the press release here.

INVESTMENT BANKING FOR SOCIAL GOOD

    Some of the most senior leaders in the Australian financial services industry, acting as Panel Members, will offer their services pro-bono as part of an innovative financial services vehicle launched today by the Adara Group. The skills of investment bankers and senior corporate advisors will be harnessed to generate revenue for the Adara Group, which focuses on improving the lives of women and children in poverty in the developing world.

    Adara Partners (Australia) Pty. Limited (Adara Partners) is a company through which prominent members of the Australian financial services community, acting as Panel Members on the Adara Panel, will advise and work on a select number of transactions and mediations, to generate fees for the benefit of marginalised people through the work of the Adara Group.

    Adara Group founder and Chair, Audette Exel, asks that people donate whatever they can to assist with what will be one of the largest worldwide relief efforts seen in recent times. Read more here.

SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES HAND IN HAND WITH BERMUDIANS
    A chance encounter with two abandoned, malnourished boys in a Kathmandu street led Pralhad Dhakal to dedicate his life to turning around the lives of many trafficked children in Nepal and to campaign for new laws banning bonded labour for girls. The boys were the victims of child traffickers. When found by Pralhad, they were sick with aggressive meningitis. Pralhad rushed the boys to hospital but only one survived. After the boy was nursed back to health, Pralhad helped reunite him with his grieving family. More than a decade later, Pralhad Dhakal’s work as Nepal Country Director for The ISIS Foundation has helped improve the lives of thousands of children and families in Nepal. For more information, click here.
ADARA CALLS FOR DONATIONS TO ASSIST WITH NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS

    The Adara Group which has worked side by side with Nepali communities for 17 years – is calling on every person who is able to assist with relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, which has taken the lives of more than more than 5,000 people, and left more than 100,000 people homeless.

    The 7.9-magnitude earthquake represents the worst disaster in the country in 80 years. The Australia-based Adara Group has been working in Nepal since 1998 assisting the child victims of human trafficking and working hand in hand with remote communities on health and education projects.

    Adara Group founder and Chair, Audette Exel, asks that people donate whatever they can to assist with what will be one of the largest worldwide relief efforts seen in recent times.Learn more here.

SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES HAND IN HAND WITH BERMUDIANS
    A chance encounter with two abandoned, malnourished boys in a Kathmandu street led Pralhad Dhakal to dedicate his life to turning around the lives of many trafficked children in Nepal and to campaign for new laws banning bonded labour for girls. The boys were the victims of child traffickers. When found by Pralhad, they were sick with aggressive meningitis. Pralhad rushed the boys to hospital but only one survived. After the boy was nursed back to health, Pralhad helped reunite him with his grieving family. More than a decade later, Pralhad Dhakal’s work as Nepal Country Director for The ISIS Foundation has helped improve the lives of thousands of children and families in Nepal. For more information, click here.
ISIS FOUNDATION GRANTED GIFT DEDUCTION STATUS
  • The ISIS Foundation (Australia) has been declared an Approved Organisation by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, paving the way for donors to give directly to the Foundation.
  • Acceptance under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme (OAGDS) means that Australian donations of $2 or more for overseas aid activities are tax deductible. Tax deductibility is only granted for work in countries declared as ‘developing’. For more information, click here.
STARTING GUN FIRES ON BERMUDA LEG OF "12 IN 12" CHALLENGE
  • One of the most intriguing stories behind this year’s Bermuda International Marathon is that of Andrew O’Brien, a newcomer to distance running who has set himself a global challenge of heroic proportions.
  • Andrew O’Brien is running a full marathon not just once, but 12 times in 12 months to raise money for The ISIS Foundation, an international development organisation that was started in Bermuda 16 years ago.
BUSINESS-FOR-PURPOSE PIONEER AWARDED ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
  • Audette Exel, founder and Chair of The ISIS Foundation, has been awarded an honorary Order of Australia for her work with women and children living in extreme poverty in Nepal and Uganda. Read more here.