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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Stuart Palmer

Stuart Palmer

Head of Ethics

Australian Ethical Investment


Stuart Palmer is Head of Ethics Research with Australian Ethical Investment. Stuart works with the ethical and investment research teams to ensure that the social and environmental impacts of companies are part of all investment decisions. Stuart also manages Australian Ethical’s advocacy and engagement initiatives, working with companies, other investors and NGOs to positively influence corporate thinking and behaviour. Stuart is a former lawyer and banker and as head of ethics services at St James Ethics Centre delivered their consulting and training services in the private, public and not for profit sectors. See more about Stuart.

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

Imogen Baxter

Imogen Baxter

Head of Product

Sendle


After studying International History and Politics at Leeds University, Imogen moved to Australia to find her tribe. Starting life like most new grads, working for love not money, Imogen started volunteering with Oxfam, The St James Ethics and Sustainable Business Australia. After a chance meeting with TuShare Founder, James Chin Moody, Imogen joined the sharing platform team in communications, eventually taking on the role of General Manager, growing the community to over 45,000 people. Imogen now leads Business Development at Sendle, a B Corporation certified technology company that unlocks the power of big business infrastructure for everyone. See more of Imogen here.

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.

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.


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