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Mar 2016


Acknowledgement of context

By Matt Wicking

I use this acknowledgement (or a version of it) at most formal gatherings I host or MC. It is intended to follow on from an Acknowledgement of Country.

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02

Dec 2015


Good leadership will lead the way

The Purpose Team

The Centre for Workplace Leadership in Melbourne undertakes rigorous research to foster better leaders and improve the overall standard of Australian workplaces. The Centre’s Professor Peter Gahan shares his thoughts on why leadership is an important piece of the purpose puzzle.

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01

Dec 2015


The Next Boom

By Tom, Felicity & the Future Business Council team

The Future Business Council is the new voice for business in Australia. We represent the next generation of business leaders that are putting purpose at the heart of their business model and share a passion for creating a more innovative, sustainable and ethical Australian economy.

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26

Nov 2015


When your purpose is people

The Purpose Team

There exists certain marketing-speak that sends alarm bells ringing. Not because these promises of transparency or empowerment or money-saving aren’t genuine, but because we’ve grown cynical with big companies who monopolise their markets and are driven by profits and bugger all else. When you dig further into what renewable energy company Powershop is about, the overarching theme is humans, and its purpose is to help you get a solid grip on how you’re using energy and how you might use less of it.

 

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24

Nov 2015


The fairtrade coffee bean of banks

The Purpose Team

Just saying it aloud sounds odd and could even be mistaken for a typo: there are banks that exist not solely for profit. One such company, Bank Australia, which started as a credit cooperative in 1957, recently ditched its former name and, with a recent rebranding, hopes to teach people that as with organic cotton T-shirts and fairtrade chocolate, the same consumer power can be illustrated through the bank you choose.

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19

Nov 2015


How would you run a business if no one was looking?

by Siobhan Doran - Conscious Capitalism

Just last week I was asked, ‘So how do we do this Conscious Capitalism ‘thing’?’
It’s a fair question from a well-intentioned company, yet there is no magic bullet. Sure, there are four key pillars. It starts with discovering your higher purpose.

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18

Nov 2015


Purpose-driven Business Models

What does it really mean to be purpose-driven as a business? How do we actually build a business model around a purpose and anchor a company or organisation to it as we grow? What if the social or environmental need comes first and we want to build a business model around it? Or if we want to uncover and grow purpose within an existing mainstream company?

B Corporations, social enterprise, shared value, conscious capitalism, co-ops and the merging of not-for-profit and for-profit models; it’s a brave new world of purpose-driven business models and we’d like to explore and navigate it with you. Click here to tell us about your unique model.

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13

Nov 2015


Dreaming up reality

Anna Langdon - Purpose Experience Design Team

Sometimes, when setting out to conquer an insurmountable challenge, we just need permission to imagine it being so.

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13

Nov 2015


The old yogis knew a thing or two about purpose

By Johanna Scott - Make Do Co.

Ask me about my career low light and I can recall it without a trace of hesitation. It was a spring day in New York. My boss, the owner of the business, had been AWOL all morning, had missed important client meetings and finally showed up in the afternoon, calling me into his office.

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07

Nov 2015


Purpose vs A Standard Business Conference

Purpose will not be your standard business conference. In fact, at Wildwon we think that the conference as we know it is dead.

We are done with over-priced, underwhelming conference experiences and so have poured all of our energy as a company into creating rich, human and wonderful learning and networking experiences for communities we care about. Purpose is one of these, and we created this graphic to help you understand how the price of a ticket compares with other conferences and just how valuable the experience will be.

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26

Oct 2015


Putting the ‘i’ in climate change

by The Unfuckers

Climate change is a really hard thing to get people to give a real shit about. And we get why. While it’s tragic seeing polar bears floating away on their shrunken icebergs and dissected birds with their innards filled with plastic, these images are so far removed from our everyday life to do nothing more than a ‘oh that sucks’.

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20

Oct 2015


B Corps – redefining success in business

By B Lab - Australia & New Zealand

B Corporations represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all. Over 1,400 Certified B Corps in 121 industries, across 42 countries have already joined our global community. We’re all working towards one goal – that one day all businesses will compete not only to be best in the world, but best for the world.

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