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23 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Andrea Tokaji International Lawyer and Advocate For Justice
Andrea Tokaji International Lawyer, Business Consultant, Mediator, Lecturer For the last ten years, Andrea has committed her professional life as a trained international human rights lawyer advocate, parliamentary lobbyist and legal educator to anti-trafficking work in the Australasia region. Andrea was invited to be a part of Hilary Clinton’s Vital Voices Women in Anti-Trafficking Leadership Program in the United Sates in 2015, having the opportunity to collaborate with key stakeholders, including the Secretary of States Trafficking in Persons team. Andrea was invited to speak at the Geneva Institute of Leadership and Public Policy on regional anti-slavery matters, with an audience of key political delegates from several nations. Highlights Difference between human slavery, trafficking and exploitation. More slaves in world today than William Wilberforce time, including 14,000 known cases in Australia. 3000 Australian companies compelled to report under Modern Slavery Act.
19 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Andy Skidmore Social Entrepreneur, Founder Burn Bright
Andy Skidmore Social Entrepreneur, Founder Burn Bright Highlights Companies must integrate CSR rather than just “ a token gesture” John Maxwell – The law of the “Big Mo”- momentum Failed at first three social enterprises- don’t worry about being young, it’s just in our head. Andy is a life long social entrepreneur and is passionate about equipping young people to grow as leaders by taking a wellbeing approach and fostering positive and meaningful relationships. When he was 21 he founded the Not For Profit organisation Burn Bright, a social enterprise with the mission of growing the next generation of young Australians through student leadership, well being programs and national camps. Over the past 5 years Burn Bright has worked with over 50,000, 12-17 year olds, from all corners of Australia through school based programs and hosting the Australian National Leadership Camp. In 2018 Burn Bright was named Australia’s Most Innovative Charity by Westpac and UNSW, due to their company culture and their social enterprise business structure. Burn Bright has also won awards for their outstanding use of data and have been recognised by Anthill as one of 100 ‘Cool Australian Companies’ in 2018. Andy is regarded as one of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers to solve some of Australia’s most complex social issues.
32 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Louis Faure, Social Entrepreneur, Fondacio Foundation, Philippines
Louis Faure Social Entrepreneur, Fondacio Foundation, Philippines Louis Faure is a Frenchman living in the Philippines passionate about empowering young people to be world changers. He’s currently the Head of Training & Development Department at Gawad Kalinga and will be soon moving to Fondacio Foundation in Manila to develop a training and equipping program for young people. Louis developed a social enterprise project called FreeBirds focusing on free-range native chickens with a focus on sustainability. Gawad Kalinga: http://www.gk1world.com/louis-faure
15 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Kate Wood-Foye Co Founder & Chair – Luminosity Youth Inc
Kate Wood-Foye Co Founder & Chair – Luminosity Youth Inc. Kate is a first generation Australian whose family hails from Zimbabwe and the UK and was raised on the Mid North Coast. As well as being the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Rydges & Sails Port Macquarie, Kate is the Co- founder, Chair and Events Manager of Luminosity Youth Summit. Luminosity is a national youth forum and conference for young people in Port Macquarie and the Chair of Luminosity Youth INC – a not for profit organisation that seeks to inspire & challenge young people between the ages of 15 – 25 to excel in their chosen careers with DANGEROUS IDEAS for success. Highlights: Luminosity creates “TEDx style” youth events for 15 to 25 year olds. Up to 30 National and International speakers on theme Dangerous Ideas For Success Click here for 2019 Luminosity program http://www.luminosityyouthsummit.com.au/
23 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
Danielle Chiel, Found KOCO (Knit One, Change One)
Danielle Chiel Found KOCO (Knit One, Change One) How does someone with a PhD in Musicology end up handknitting the world together? Danielle fell in love with the art of handknitting as a 10-year-old. Her great-aunt Pearl taught her the craft during a day off school and it was love at first stitch. After a career as a teacher and earning a PhD in musicology, Danielle turned to her love of knitting and fashion to open a retail knitting store in Brisbane called Threads & More. In 2012 industrial legislation changes made producing our garments in Australia untenable so we sought out creating knitting hubs in rural India villages. The first knitting hub began with a group of ten women and has grown to become , KOCO – Knit One (garment) Change One (life). KOCO employ a lady, train her in the art and science of handknitting as well as reading English and mathematics. Danielle’s goal is to employ more women and reawaken the fashion industry to the human and commercial potential of how handknitting can change the world. Highlights: KOCO garments have three big promises- Experience the garment Transform women’s lives Connect the wearer to the maker Growing from 200 to 1000 knitters in next 12 months up to overall vision of 40,000.
21 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Ian Palmer CEO of Schools Industry Partnership (SIP) and Inspiring The Future Australia
David Carbines Co-Founder of Red Hat Impact Ian oversees all programs and services delivered by Schools Industry Partnership by a team of 23 personnel. He has held this position since 2005. He is widely known and respected by government, business and community leaders for his innovations and passion for inspiring young people to reach their full potential and to transition successfully from school into employment or further education. He is dedicated to learning from national and international research findings and best practices and to incorporating them within initiatives that address service gaps and meet the needs of all local and national stakeholders. Several of Ian’s best practice initiatives have been adopted and utilised by community and government organisations across Australia. He began his career as a small business owner and went on to become the CEO of a Group Training Company and CEO of the Penrith Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Master’s Degree in Career development. Highlights: UK Inspiring the Future has connected 16 million students to mentors in just 6 years! Inspiring the Future Australia is here. Primary students with contact with mentors are 5 x less likely to be unemployed or not in further education. They also earn 18% higher than peers. Register to be a mentor here: https://www.inspiringthefuture.org.au/page/join-the-campaign
30 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
David Carbines, Co-Founder of Red Hat Impact
David Carbines Co-Founder of Red Hat Impact With a diverse background spanning emergency disaster management (World Vision International), operational management (Aldi Stores) strategic consulting (Deloitte), startup incubation (The Difference Incubator) and enterprise digital transformation (Arup), David co-founded Red Hat Impact to help social enterprises grow and scale to financial sustainability. David holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Economics), Arts (History and Development Studies) and Diploma of Music (Voice) from the University of Melbourne, and completed the altMBA16 in February 2018. He loves reading and playing guitar in breaks from renovating a weatherboard house. Highlights David’s favourite karaoke songs. Why mission driven organisations must combine the “brains of business” and the “heart” of not for profits. Australia’s First Live Blended Crowdfunding Event. Three core objectives Capital, Consulting, Connections.
18 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Jeremy Biggs, Founder of YTAO Global
Jeremy Biggs Founder of YTAO Global Jeremy is the Founder and CEO of YTao Global, a technology platform that enables provenance and transparency for the $3Trillion global Fashion Apparel supply chain. His experience as an entrepreneur has seen him working within the retail technology industry for 15 years and has worked across local and international markets with varied partnerships, from Silicon Valley based technology leaders to large multi-national retail groups. Arriving from South Africa in 2009 with a young Family, he quickly got busy with understanding how to innovate the Australian retail landscape which has eventuated with the founding of YTao Global. Highlights Only 2% of fashion labels can track their supply chain vs 60% of Millennials expect their fashion brand to have supply chain transparency. Future technology will allow lots of smaller socially aware brands to compete with larger brands.
29 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Sue Hollis Founder TravelEdge, Bike Lover and AdventurePreneur
Sue Hollis Founder TravelEdge, Bike Lover and AdventurePreneur Sue has had a wild and crazy ride within the airline and travel industry over the past 30 years. As a senior airline executive with British Airways in both Australia and the U.K., her roles included Manager Sales London, General Manager 767 Fleet, General Manager British Airways/Qantas Joint Serves Agreement, and the Head of Australia Sales for Qantas. Not content with living a corporate life and wanting to make a bigger difference, she stepped into the role of ‘Entrepreneur’ and started TravelEdge – a successful corporate travel management company with her business partner Grant Wilson 17 years ago. Since that time, TravelEdge has grown into a $250m business becoming the largest independent travel management company in Australia, with Sue being recognised as one of the Top 10 Women entrepreneurs in the country. Still following her passions, Sue stepped down from the role of TravelEdge CEO in 2015 to ride a BMW superbike solo around the Pacific Northwest for three months. Her first book encompassing that journey – “Riding Raw” – was released in August 2018. Sue is now a coach and an adventurepreneur – based between Whistler, Canada and Sydney, Australia – where she can be found following her passions, building communities, racing motorbikes and helping people create lives of epic proportions! Sue, welcome to the program Highlights How despite having every definition of success on the outside, Sue was empty on the inside. Am I happy? The important question we must act on. How Sue quit her job as CEO of TravelEdge and went riding around North America on her motorbike. My Ducati is my favourite motorbike as she is unpredictable and wild. How Travel Edge knocked backed clients in the middle of the GFC due to a conflict in values.
17 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Clayton Daniel Entrepreneur and Financial Adviser
Clayton Daniel Entrepreneur and Financial Adviser Clayton Daniel, an Australian-based former tax accountant and financial adviser turned fintech investor and entrepreneur, author of #1 Amazon Bestseller ‘Fund Your Ideal Lifestyle’, co-founder of XY Adviser, and CEO of Sprout Superannuation.
19 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Connor Gillivan CMO of FreeeUp.com
Connor Gillivan CMO of FreeeUp.com He has sold over $30 million online, has hired hundreds of freelancers to build his companies, is a published author, and is the owner of ConnorGillivan.com. He currently lives in Denver, CO.
35 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
James Robson Australia’s 1st Certified Carbon Neutral Winery
James Robson Certified Carbon Neutral Winery James, along with his wife Chrissie run Ross Hill Wines. Apart from scoring 5 stars from James Halliday on their reds, Ross Hill Wines has an extraordinary focus on sustainability. They were the 1st Winery in Australia to be certified carbon neutral and this has led to significant business opportunities especially with Qantas. James is extremely passionate about carbon neutrality and here are some of their achievements. Moving to pesticide free production Introducing natural wild yeast in the manufacturing process instead of chemicals Mulching cover crops between vineyard rows reducing irrigation needs Improving recycling Installing 34kw of solar panels which reduced energy cost by 75% and had a 1 year payback period.
48 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
Justin Pagotto Corporate Spend Chief Ethical Officer shares with Brad Twynham on his Beyond Ideas podcast
Justin Pagotto Corporate Spend Chief Ethical Office “The reality is when you bring both social and environmental good into your business it actually increases profitability.” – Justin Pagotto Fair trade. Social justice. Ethical sourcing. These are just a few of the many important topics covered in the Beyond Ideas episode. Justin explains the correlation between business and ethics and how the two come hand in hand for successful businesses and the future of generations as well as the wealth and health of our planet. Justin shares with us the knowledge from his decade of entrepreneurial business experiences and his newest endeavour: Corporate Spend. Corporate Spend is a social enterprise that focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by creating and optimising CSR programs through collaborating with some of Australia’s most reputable ethical suppliers.
13 minutes | May 13, 2018
Dan Smith Clean Coast Collective
Daniel Smith Clean Coast Collective Dan is a social entrepreneur and accountant that is passionate about businesses that are improving the world. His passion for the ocean led him to co-found Clean Coast Collective, a not-for-profit environmental organisation stopping ocean pollution at the source. When he’s not removing rubbish from our coastlines, Dan is also part-owner of The Corner Palm, a community focused co-working studio in Byron Bay. From taking groups on two week expeditions to clean Australia’s most remote beaches, to running events in Byron Bay, and then freelancing as an accountant, Dan’s experience is about as broad as you can get’ Editors note: Please note Dan’s podcast was recorded in his co-working studio so there is some noise in background
11 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Alison Price Soil Cyclers
Alison Price Soil Cyclers Alison is the founder and Managing Director of Soil Cyclers, Queensland’s largest mobile soil recycling, decontamination, amelioration and waste reduction business. Last year Alison oversaw recycling projects on more than 50 sites, processing almost half a million cubic metres of material, saving clients more than $5 million and taking almost 30,000 truckloads off local roads. Alison enjoys helping other women connect, collaborate and grow in the construction industry and is the current president of National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Queensland Chapter, as well as a Board member for the Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ).
19 minutes | Mar 26, 2018
Alex Dawson Founder Positive Scenario
Alex Dawson Founder Positive Scenario Alex founded Positive Scenario in 2016, driven by his belief happiness is the key to personal and organisational success, inspired by the findings of Shawn Achor and other thought leaders in the field of positive psychology. Positive Scenario enables positive cultural transformation through tailored programs based on the findings from two decades of Positive Psychology research and studies. Central to these programs are the proven principles and tactics delivered through “The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop” created by Shawn Achor, former Harvard research fellow and author of the New York Times best seller “The Happiness Advantage”. Prior to founding Positive Scenario, Alex held many positions with Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory firm.
23 minutes | Mar 11, 2018
Anna-Louise Howard Farm to Hanger
Anna-Louise Howard Farm to Hanger And yes, they really do make every piece of the sustainable and locally sourced, ethically produced clothing by hand. Why? Because we only get one planet and she believes together, with the choices we make, we can make the world a better, cleaner, more vibrant place to live and work for generations to come. Anna is passionate about Slow Fashion Business Model and Traceable Supply Chains creating long term change. Farm to Hangers Mission is to be Australia’s #1 sustainable brand and to revive a once vibrant industry.
19 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
Iain Smale Founder Pangolin Associates
Iain Smale Founder Pangolin Associates Iain founded Pangolin in 2010 and has worked to make it the leading force in carbon neutrality in Australia. Pangolin’s core services include energy audits; greenhouse gas (GHG) assessments and verifications; and compliance programs such as National Greenhouse and Energy, the National Carbon Offset Scheme and the Emissions Reduction Fund. Pangolin also provides carbon offsetting services including the supply of carbon credits and were the first in its sector to become certified carbon neutral as well as a founding B Corp. Iain has worked closely with SME’s, corporates and government, and has a reputation for developing smart sustainability plans. He has more than 20 years of business solutions experience and is regularly sought by media for commentary on the carbon economy. Iain was also a judge for the Sydney Business Awards (Sustainable Businesses) for several years running, and in 2016 for the Banksia Sustainability Awards. In past years, Iain helped businesses in his community of Pittwater NSW become more sustainable. Now part of the Blue Mountains community, he looks forward to contributing to the sustainability of local businesses with carbon reduction and new clean energy initiatives.
17 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
Luke Geary Founder Salvos Legal
Luke Geary Founder Salvos Legal Luke founded Salvos Legal as a world-first social enterprise law firm in 2010. He was the firm’s Managing Partner and a partner in the Corporate & Commercial team up until November 2017. Currently he is a Non Executive Director. Luke has been recognised as one of the 10 Most Innovative Lawyers in the Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards and one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in non-profit and charities law for the past two consecutive years. In 2015 he was named in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector and in 2013 won Managing Partner of the Year in the Australian Law Awards. Luke’s legal expertise is sought out by Federal & NSW government agencies, ASX200 listed companies, impact financiers and non-profit and religious institutions Australia-wide.
21 minutes | Jan 19, 2018
Graham Ross Founder Kusaga Athletic
Graham Ross Founder Kusaga Athletic Graham is the founder of Kusaga Athletic, pioneers in future fabrics and sustainable lifestyle apparel, and creators of the Greenest T-shirt on the Planet. As an established entrepreneur with a background in media, Graham recognised an opportunity to address the impact of climate change by reimagining the textile industry. Taking the principles of a circular economy and profit for purpose as its foundation, Kusaga Athletic is part of a new wave of socially focussed organisations using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world. https://www.kusagaathletic.com/pages/the-greenest-tee-shirt-on-the-planet
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