At the invitation of Leeora Black, Director of the Australian Centre for CSR (ACCSR), I travelled to Melbourne in early 2010 to give a keynote address on ‘Leadership for social responsibility’ at the ACCSR annual conference. The conference theme was ‘ISO 26000 in a post-financial crisis world’ and I was sharing the platform Jonathan Hanks, a South African friend and colleague, who also happened to be Convenor of the ISO 26000 Integrated Drafting Task Force and Managing Director of Incite, a South African sustainability consultancy.