THE HISTORY OF CORETHICS
A BRIEF HISTORY
In October 2016 The University of Newcastle’s Three76 Innovation Hub located in the Newcastle CBD held a start-up workshop for hopeful entrepreneurs. The workshop was hosted by UoN and accelerator, Slingshot. Founder, Melissa Williams (nee McCabe) was awarded 1 of 3 start-up grants of $5,000 for her pitch of Green Core Consultancy.
The pitch? A consultancy service that redirects citizens from non-renewable energy jobs to renewable. At the outset of putting dreams into a reality, the mighty non-renewable sector appeared fiercer than first thought. A trip to Bali in mid-Oct 2016 changed the entire direction for Corethics. On a trip with (now) Founder of Real Indonesia, Corethics Consultancy was born.
The bare bones of Corethics today were really developed through Corethics Consultancy from Asset Based Community Development, Appreciative Inquiry, to “Gotong Royong” (working together), and of course, our 8 Corethics. An initial research/pilot program was undertaken in June and July 2017 to identify the viability and find out the impacts of the tourism industry on life in Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa. Water and Land Rights in Bali which I grew to understand, are two very complex and problematic barriers to well-being on the island. Corethics pulled one recommendation from this research study and TEXTILES PROJECT: BALI is one solution tire direction for Corethics.
Why the Name Corethics？
Reaching harmony between humanity and its environment requires keeping ethics at the core, Core-ethics.
Geographically, Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours and disparities between the lives of Australians and Indonesians are incomprehensible. At a societal level, Australia’s “closeness” to Bali is evident in the high frequency of trips, ex-pat communities and convenient access to the island. Having travelled and studied in Indonesia, I have a personal connection and sense of responsibility to restore balance there. Strengthening bilateral relationships in our Asia/Pacific region will greatly assist in tackling regional issues.
From the research conducted in July 2017, of the three islands of Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa, Bali proved to be in need of urgent attention. Land rights, water pollution and depletion as well as the explosion of hotels and villas call for urgent action on restoring beauty to Bali. Other islands showed fantastic local initiatives and support to ensure tourism remains mutually beneficial for both tourists and hosts alike. Bali is currently facing a water crisis.