Thanks for being a part of Purpose 2015!

LET’S DO GOOD BUSINESS, TOGETHER

It’s 2015 and the future belongs to businesses with purpose.

The kind of purpose that’s baked into the business model, from the kind of companies that solve problems, rather than create them. We’re about businesses with a healthy bottom line and a healthy perspective on what the world actually needs.

Purpose is the coming together of purpose-driven people. It’s by application only and over two days you’ll get to meet, learn from and be inspired by the best in the industry. The people who are doing good and doing it incredibly well.

We’re going to talk about reinventing business models, shifting corporate cultures and rewriting the role of brands and organisations to be purpose driven. This is the event for connecting, meeting and learning from like minded people – so join us.

 

Presented by Wildwon

Themes 2015

Different By Design

Good design makes for a better world. It turns waste into a resource, outsmarts the competition... Read more

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Different By Design

Different By Design

Good design makes for a better world. It turns waste into a resource, outsmarts the competition and builds beautiful experiences. While the category is gaining momentum, design thinking is still in its infancy when it comes to application to business and our greatest environmental and social challenges. Over two days, we’ll discover how the design process informs the ethos, production and strategies of some of the leading purpose-driven companies in the world. Read more.

Meaningful Work

There’s a growing shift towards work with meaning. While this is tremendous... Read more

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Meaningful Work

Meaningful Work

There’s a growing shift towards work with meaning. While this is tremendous, the cultural change required to offer meaningful careers and relationships sometimes takes hard work to achieve – no matter what stage of business you’re at. We’ll look at strategies to facilitate a purpose-driven life and career for you and your employees, as well as how to hold onto the positive company values and culture you’ve worked so hard to build. Read more.

 

Business Model Innovation

B Corporations, social enterprise, shared value... Read more

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Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation

B Corporations, social enterprise, shared value, conscious capitalism and co-ops; it’s a brave new world of purpose-driven business models and we’re here to navigate them with you. Together, we’ll look at the new models that are emerging, new forms of currency and capital, the hybrids and the hacking of traditional models. We’ll share and formulate best practice, explore common mistakes, insights and learnings in this new territory. Read more.

21st century economics

If you look at politics today, it's hard not to conclude the economy... Read more

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21st century economics

21st century economics

If you look at politics today, it’s hard not to conclude the economy is being run for the benefit of big business. But there’s push back – a growing recognition of the failure of our existing systems to adequately account for everything that affects our well-being. To explore this topic, we’ll host a discussion of the changing measures of success, the new understanding of value and the glaring gaps in our current economic and accounting systems which have the potential to disrupt capitalism and even democracy. Read more.

Business skills for today’s world

Navigating your way through the wild, new world of startups and... Read more

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Business skills for today’s world

Business skills for today’s world

Navigating your way through the wild, new world of startups and purpose-driven business models can be daunting – so we’ve given some thought to the skills you need to call this place home. Join us for workshops on; values, frames, mindfulness, crowdfunding, digital marketing, storytelling, branding and design thinking. We’ll make sure you have at least a taste of the skills needed for the fast-paced, agile, purpose-driven business world of the future. Read more.

Companies of the future

Successful companies in the future will be those that solve problems... Read more

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Companies of the future

Companies of the future

Successful companies in the future will be those that solve problems rather than create new ones. At the same time, technology and social transformation are changing our understanding of work, workplaces, what makes teams tick and what defines a business. So what will organisationss of the future look like? Come with us as we gaze into our crystal ball and talk about flat structures, values-led leadership, remote and flexible working, the ethics of technology, workforce automation and meaningful work. Read more.


Speakers 2015

Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson

Founder

YEVU


Anna is the founder of YEVU, a socially responsible clothing label made in Ghana, West Africa. YEVU is a social enterprise with the primary objective of addressing urban poverty through economically empowering disadvantaged micro enterprises, micro producers and artisans manufactures in Ghana’s informal sector. Informed by her background in international development, Anna saw potential in partnering with small and economically vulnerable businesses in Ghana in a bid to create jobs and support the local vibrant textile industry, whilst connecting them with a fashion-forward global market. Since 2013, Anna has opened sell out pop up stores in Sydney, Melbourne and London, as well as curating events for VIVID Sydney, bringing a little of West Africa’s magic with each YEVU instalment. Read more about Anna.

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels

Head of Market and Sector Development

Social Traders


Mark began working with social enterprises in 2001 in a community where dysfunction was the norm and unemployment was pervasive. Over the next 8 years he saw the extraordinary impact that that social enterprise could generate when harnessed, nurtured and supported to solve critical social issues. In 2008 he was one of the founders of Social Traders where he continues to work as the Head of Market and Sector Development. His work now centres on opening new markets for social enterprise goods and services through procurement. Over the last six years Social Traders has played a critical role in influencing government and corporate Australia to send tens of millions of dollars from social enterprise. Mark has procured from social enterprise, he has run social enterprises and he has been a supporter and lobbyist for social enterprise. Read more about Mark.

Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths

Founder

Shebeen and Who Gives a Crap


Simon is the CEO of Who Gives A Crap, an environmentally friendly toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. He is also the founder of Shebeen, Australia’s first non-profit bar, located in Melbourne’s CBD. In 2011, Simon was recognised by The Age’s Melbourne Magazine as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and in 2013 he was shortlisted for Young Australian of the Year. He is an outstanding entrepreneur and philanthropist who has already built two, million dollar social enterprises. Read more about Simon.

Jane Spence

Jane Spence

Founder

The Hello Nature Project


Jane is the founder of The Hello Nature Project, an initiative to reconnect people back to the the delight, awe and excitement of the natural world. An alumni of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and with a background in community sustainability, she’s not afraid of using the word ‘love’. She is heavily influenced by Richard Louv’s quote: “We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense.” Jane wants to awaken our connection to nature, believing that with love comes protection. See more of here.

Lauren Capelin

Lauren Capelin

Head of Venture Community

Reinventure Group


Lauren is a community strategist and disruptive innovation specialist passionate about the development and application of new business models, corporate social innovation, impact investment and fostering entrepreneurial capacity, particularly in women. She is currently Head of Venture Community at Reinventure Fund, an Australian venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services startups, with Westpac as its largest investor. Read more about Lauren here.

Sarah Fortuna

Sarah Fortuna

General Manager

Centre for Workplace Leadership


Sarah brings to the Centre for Workplace Leadership extensive experience in higher education and government in advisory, strategy, communications and project management roles. She spent several years working at the United Nations in Thailand and Indonesia, working in communications and partnership development roles. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 2011, she worked at the Victorian Department of Justice.

Sarah has an Executive Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Social Science in International Development from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Monash University.

Managing Operations at CWL, Sarah is focused on laying strong foundations of strategy and process to allow the rest of the team to get on with the business of workplace leadership.

In her spare time, Sarah likes to travel, read and go for very long walks (preferably through the Italian countryside). Read more about Sarah.

Jirra Lulla

Jirra Lulla

Managing Director

Kalinya Communications


Jirra Lulla Harvey is the founder of Kalinya Communications, a boutique marketing and events firm established to promote positive images of Aboriginality. In the language of her Grandmother, a proud Yorta Yorta matriarch from Northern Victoria, Kalinya translates to Good, Beautiful and Honest. A National Scholar from the University of Melbourne where she now guest lectures on representations of race and sexuality in Australia pop culture, Jirra was awarded a Centenary Medal for creative contributions to Australian society. She is passionate about Indigenous self-representation, ethical business and palm trees. Read more here.

Chris Raine

Chris Raine

Founder and CEO

Hello Sunday Morning


Chris is the Founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) – an organisation that helps people to change their relationship with alcohol. Hello Sunday Morning was started after one particularly bad hangover when Chris was 22 years-old. By the end of that year (2009) HSM had helped change the lives of 20 people. Five years later, thanks to the support of governments across Australia and New Zealand, the HSM community now sits at over 60,000 people, with each one of their stories an essential contribution to a better drinking culture. Read more about Chris.

Damien Walsh

Damien Walsh

CEO & Managing Director

Bank Australia


Damien was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Bank Australia on 1 September 2011 – the same day it became Australia’s first customer owned bank.

Under Damien’s leadership, the bank has been recognised nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most successful customer owned banks. Damien has combined leading economic performance with a strong commitment to sustainable development and a highly engaged corporate culture.

Damien is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Business Degree and a Masters in Business Administration. He was awarded the 2014 Richard Pratt CEO Banksia Award for his contribution to sustainability. Read more about Damien.


Low down

Purpose is a curated and intimate two day event. Held in two of Sydney’s most unique locations, this is the chance to learn from some of the top, purpose-driven, business leaders around.

  • Meet like-minded people in the B Corp, social enterprise, conscious capitalism and purpose-driven business communities
  • Share some of the challenges and triumphs
  • Interactive and immersive learning experiences
  • Purpose-driven people who also have serious clout, reach and influence
  • A broad range of sessions and a flexible format – full program soon to be announced

Eternity Playhouse

Eternity Playhouse

Eternity Playhouse is a state of the art theatre in a heritage building. Home to Darlinghurst Theatre Co, the theatre is fast becoming an iconic Sydney destination.

The Commons

The Commons

The Commons is a local eating house in a 160-year-old sandstone cottage and will play host to workshops, meals and conversation over the two days.


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