With a successful global career in finance, manufacturing and consulting, a multitude of Board positions along the way, an MBA, a CA/CPA and honours degrees in Psychology and Statistics, Jan Edwards says, â€˜what glass ceilingâ€™. A life long advocate for business to embrace community as its purpose, Jan is passionate about shared value as a sustainable model that can enrich communities. Today as a member of the Alli...
Samantha Jones & Hannah Duder
Founder & CEO
Little Yellow Bird
During her time with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Samantha Jones found the lack of transparency around the uniform she had to wear was an issue. She knew that garment workers were often not paid fairly for the work they did, and wanted a more ethically minded and socially conscious option. In 2015, Samantha and fellow university student Hannah Duder coÂfounded their ethical business called Little Yellow Bird â€“...
Managing Director | Senior Vice President, Aust & NZ
Clinton serves as Senior Vice President for Interface in Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney Australia. In this role he is responsible for local manufacturing and marketing activities, with particular focus upon organisational development. He joined Interface in 2002, initially serving as General Manager â€“ Sales and Marketing. Clinton has held a wide variety of roles within the building products and building...
Six Capitals: The revolution capitalism has to have
Jane Gleeson-White is a writer and speaker with degrees in economics and literature. She is the author of Six Capitals: The revolution capitalism has to have â€“ or can accountants save the planet? and Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world (2011). Double Entry won the 2012 Nib Literary Award for excellence in writing and research. It was shortlisted for the 2013 NSW Premierâ€™s Literary A...
Head of Community & Communications
Hailing from the Shaky Isles, Jaimee heads up community atÂ Folo,Â a revolutionary technology platform thatÂ generates free donations for a charity of the user’s choice when they shop online. Launched by The Pure Foundation â€“Â an innovative trust established to drive social change â€“Â FoloÂ is a 100% â€˜profit for purposeâ€™ startup, donating all of its profits. The Sydney based foundation has launched a num...
Beginning his career as a medical research scientist and completing his PhD in biochemistry, Ed followed a commercial path and spent several years in pharmaceuticals before moving over to the media industry. Two years ago, Ed made the decision to do something that would positively impact the future of his childrenâ€™s lives and sought out an opportunity in the renewable energy space. This lead to his leap to Powersho...
United for Wildlife, with support from Google.org and ARM, launched WILDLABS.NET to close the information-sharing gap in the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. WILDLABS.NET aims to connect conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists and entrepreneurs to support them to find, share and create effective technology-based solutions to protect threatened Â wil...
Geoff Gourley, is a leading Global Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor. Over the last 22+ years Geoff has operated in the design, property, environmental, energy and technology industries, developing, commercialising and managing numerous businesses. Currently heÂ is Non-Executive Director of NuGreen Solutions, Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs & Co, Co-Founder of a $100MIllion Impact Investment Fund, Investor &a...
The Last Straw
Eva is from Hobart and has spent the last 10 years in the social change space with a focus on campaigning and community organising. In 2015, after throwing out a lot of straws at work one night, Eva created the concept of The Last Straw, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in Australia. Plastic straws contribute a lot to the worldâ€™s waste problems which requires innovative solutions to solve. The aim is to ...