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

Audette Exel

Audette Exel

Founder & CEO

Adara Group


Audette Exel is a founder of the Adara Group, established in 1998, and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian corporate advisory businesses. The Adara businesses were established as “for purpose” businesses with the principle objective of supporting Adara Development – dedicated to improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty. Audette is a lawyer by profession specialising in international finance. She is one of the youngest women in the world to have run a publicly-traded bank. Audette was NSW Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2012, one of The AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2012. In 2013, Audette was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for service to humanity and was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. Read more about Audette.

Malcolm Rands

Malcolm Rands

CEO

ecostore


When Malcolm and Melanie started ecostore in 1993 they had a dream to create a healthier more sustainable world and set a new model of how to fund a not-for profit, the FairGround Foundation. ecostore produce Australasia’s leading range of healthier, eco friendlier household cleaners, body care and baby products with a focus on looking after the health and wellbeing of people as well as the planet. The ecostore range of over 100 products are available in supermarkets and health stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Asia. Malcolm has been active in the sustainable scene for over 33 years. He co-founded New Zealand’s first permaculture eco-village in 1986

James Chin Moody

James Chin Moody

Founder and CEO

Sendle


James Chin Moody is the Founder and CEO of Sendle, a door-to-door parcel delivery service that unlocks big-business logistics for everyone. James has held roles as Executive Director, Development at the CSIRO, Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, member of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Advisory Board and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society. From 2004-11 he was a panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors. James has a PhD in innovation theory and was Chief Systems Engineer for the Australian Satellite FedSat. James is also the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World and founded TuShare, Australia’s fastest-growing giving community. Read more about James.

Jeremy Mah

Jeremy Mah

Head of Learning

Centre for Sustainability Leadership


With over 10 years’ experience as a consultant, researcher, communicator, educator, facilitator and coach in the field of sustainability, Jeremy’s experience extends across the corporate, government and education sectors. He is Head of Learning and a Program Facilitator at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership where he supports leaders to build their capacities for positive change in line with their values and hopes for the future. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Japanese), Master of Environmental Management, Master of Research and is now embarking on his PhD journey to explore how we can better support those working in the sustainability space. See more here.

Josi Heyerdahl

Josi Heyerdahl

Corporate Account Manager

WWF - Australia


Josi is dedicated to deepening the human–nature connection. Environmentalist, sustainability expert, partnerships manager and forever curious about the natural world – I bring 10 years of international sustainability experience from the private and non-profit sector. Working to create positive change in business, I create and manage partnerships that deliver conservation outcomes, brand value, rich communications content and philanthropic funding. See more 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.

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.

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.

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.


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