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

Daniel Stone

Daniel Stone

Co-Founder

Principle Co.


Daniel brings technology, stories and people together to create behavioural change.

He and the team at PrincipleCo run major issue and electoral campaigns at the international, national and state levels. If you’ve followed a recent election in Australia, you’ve seen his work – which has reached over 5 million people.

An award winning researcher and experienced communicator, Daniel is skilled at identifying and connecting with the people who can actually affect an outcome.

He is fascinated by the impact of technology on the future of civil society. Read more about Daniel.

Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins

CEO & Founder

StartSomeGood


Tom Dawkins is co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform for social benefit projects. He was previously the founder of Australian youth non-profit Vibewire, the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. He has organised dance parties and film festivals, youth journalism projects and new media conferences, co-working spaces and Burning Man theme camps. Tom has supported numerous nonprofits, governments and arts organisations to build community using technology and culture. He has been recognised with awards and fellowships from the Sydney Morning Herald, World Summit Youth Awards, The International Youth Foundation and Nexus Australia. Read more about Tom.

Geoff Gourley

Geoff Gourley

Social Entrepreneur

Impact Investment Fund, One10


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 he is Non-Executive Director of NuGreen Solutions, Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs & Co, Co-Founder of a $100MIllion Impact Investment Fund, Investor & Board Director. See more of Geoff here.

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.

Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Mind Worker

Minds at Work


Celebrated author, adventurer, gold medal Olympian and popular TV chef; Jason is none of these things. He is, however, one of the most sought-after creative minds in the country.

As founder of Minds at Work, he’s helped people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership. Read more about Jason.

Clinton Squires

Clinton Squires

Managing Director | Senior Vice President, Aust & NZ

Interface


Clinton serves as Senior Vice President for Interface in Australia and New Zealand. In this role he is responsible for local manufacturing and marketing activities, with particular focus upon organisational development. Prior to joining Interface – he was responsible for the automation business unit of BandD Garage Doors. Earlier he held a variety of sales and marketing roles in Iplex Pipelines and James Hardie Pipelines, serving civil construction, mining and telecommunications sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration. Read more about Clinton.

Daniel Teitenbaum

Daniel Teitenbaum

Head of Curriculum

The School of Life Australia


Daniel is the Head of Curriculum at the School of Life Australia. Having studied Arts and Philosophy and spent close to 10 years as a youth educator, Daniel is inspired by the wisdom in culture and the power of meaningful educational experiences to help us live wisely and well. Previously Daniel made up part of the strategy team at Small Giants. Small Giants invests in businesses that are shifting us to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world. Daniel has also worked with the start up OurSay, an online democracy platform that connect leaders to citizens. See more of Daniel here. 

Matt Wicking

Matt Wicking

Facilitator, Sustainability Expert & Songwriter


Matt Wicking is a creative force for change. Facilitator, singer, freelance environmentalist and sustainability leader, he’s worked with people in all sectors – business, government, the arts, education and more – helping to make good stuff happen.

An experienced presenter and communicator, Matt is skilled at finding common ground and bringing complex ideas to life. Among current roles, he facilitates the Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellowship in Melbourne, helps Monash Sustainability Institute train green change agents through the Green Steps program, and works with TippingPoint Australia to catalyse a cultural response to climate change.

He loves working with passionate people, making meaningful change and applying his intellect and creativity in equal measure. Read more about Matt.

Helen Souness

Helen Souness

Managing Director

Etsy - Australia & Asia


Souness came into her role at Etsy with the mission to develop the team and business within Australia and Asia

Her CV includes senior roles in market ­leading companies including SEEK, Lonely Planet and Envato. According to Souness, Etsy’s mission ‘reimagining commerce in ways that make for a fulfilling and lasting world,’ was what first attracted her to the role. “It seems to me that the ways Etsy maximises the benefits to makers and sellers of craft, vintage and supplies is real proof of the company’s commitment to their local artists and suppliers, and this idea of reimagining commerce.”Originally hailing from New Zealand and having spent eight years in London prior to Australia, Souness is no stranger to working internationally. With Etsy headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and an international team headed out of London, Helen often returns to much loved and familiar cities as part of her Etsy role. Read more about Helen.


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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