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

Michael Eales

Michael Eales

Partner

Business Models Inc.


Michael is Partner for international design and strategy firm Business Models Inc. responsible for the Australian and New Zealand offices. Business Models Inc is producer of the worldwide bestseller Business Model Generation (over 1 million copies sold worldwide since 2009). As a strategist and coach to teams seeking purposeful growth and change, Michael supports people navigate the complexity of the 21st century by embedding innovation as a process and strategy as an experience. Read more about Michael.

 

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Executive Director, Climate Change & Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young


Matthew is a Partner and the leader of Ernst and Young’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice in Sydney. He is a published doctoral-level scientist, and has previously managed UK Government research programmes on Climate Change. Matthew holds committee memberships for the ACCA Global Sustainability Forum, the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s sustainability committee, and a number of IETA working groups. He is also a NSW Green Globes judge and a visiting lecturer at the University of Sydney and Sydney Business School.

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.

Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White

Author

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 – 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 Premier’s Literary Awards, the 2012 Age Book of the Year and the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards. Jane’s other books are about literature: Australian Classics (2007) and Classics (2005). She blogs at bookishgirl.com.au. Read more about Jane.

Suzanne Boccalatte

Suzanne Boccalatte

Founder

Boccalatte


Suzanne Boccalatte is a designer, writer, and forecaster, using creativity to bring people together. Her passion for culture and creativity has led to her producing a series of distinctive books and events in collaboration with authors, artists and galleries—including co-founder and editor of Trunk, an award-winning cultural compendium with contributions from a global community of writers, artists and designers. In 2012–13 she was appointed to the NSW Government’s Creative Industries Taskforce—the industry-led body set up to develop strategies to drive growth and innovation in the creative industries. She sits on Supported Studio Network Advisory Board for people with a disability and recently presented a keynote address at the Arts Hub Conference 2015 on how organisations need to articulate brand to thrive in our changing world. Read more about Suzanne.

Johanna Scott

Johanna Scott

Founder

Make Do Co.


Johanna Scott is the founder of Make Do Co., an organisation aimed at fostering a culture of change makers empowered to pursue values-led business and purposeful living.

Make Do Co. is the combination of Johanna’s past experience in communications, design, lean startup thinking and behavioural design; and her passions for writing, yoga, permaculture, creativity and meditation. She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, has a Permaculture Design Certificate and continues study in each discipline. Read more about Jo.

Felicity Ford

Felicity Ford

Co-Founder, Operations Director

Future Business Council


Felicity is a business strategist with a passion for innovation, adaptive business models and women in leadership. As Co-founder and Operations Director for the Future Business Council, Felicity stays on the cutting edge of business thinking and global trends reshaping Australia’s economy. She is a strong believer in the positive role business can play in the economy and greater society, and brings experience working in business operations, strategy and sales from previous positions within the manufacturing and risk/insurance industry. Felicity is passionate about creating a pathway for more women in leadership, and is co-founder of 1902 Club, a women’s leadership community. See more about Felicity here

Ben Burge

Ben Burge

Chief Executive

Powershop


Four years ago, Ben took on the role of CEO of Meridian Energy Australia because it gave him the ability to “do something” that would have a lasting impact on the environment his children would grow up in. That period of time has seen over $1 billion invested in renewable energy projects in Australia, and the introduction of Powershop Australia, a new retailer focussed on empowering customers and delivering them the opportunity to make a difference both by reducing consumption and supporting a multitude of renewable energy projects. Under Ben’s leadership, Powershop has become one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers attracting more than 60,000 residential and business electricity customers in Victoria and NSW since its launch in February 2014. In addition, he has spearheaded efforts to counter the myths about renewable energy and its impact on power prices that have been so important to the future of Australia’s renewable energy future. Read more about Ben.

Vanessa and Caro

Vanessa and Caro

Co-founders

Be An Unfucker


Vanessa and Caro met while freelancing at the same advertising agency in Melbourne. In hushed whispers near the printer, they decided they wanted to use their writing and designing skills for good. So they plotted to raise awareness about climate change without ever using the colour green. This green-less site became a movement called Be An Unfucker, with unfucking followers in the tens of thousands. They’ve been featured in Frankie, Broadsheet, Collectively, Mx and Channel 3 News NZ and run workshops on how to unfuck your life and your workplace.


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.


Partners 2015