Andrew Mahar AM and Serial Social Entrepreneur

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  • Andrew Mahar AM

  • Andrew Mahar AM
    AM and Serial Social Entrepreneur
    andrew mahar

    Andrew is an accomplished social entrepreneur having spent the past 30 years seeding, nurturing and then mentoring over 15 successful social enterprises. These have been in both Australia and Timor-Leste.

    Andrew has been recognised in Australia for his work by becoming a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2013. He received his AM for significant service to the community and social justice through the provision of access to technology, and to Timor Leste.

    He has used his social enterprise model to build opportunities for young Timorese people. Andrew is currently engaged in five social enterprises in Timor Leste that are delivering social and economic empowerment.

    Pickle Bank, an enterprise focused on food and water security

Nick Savaidis Founder of Etiko Pty Ltd

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  • Nick

  • Nick Savaidis Founder of Etiko Pty Ltd
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-savaidis-9b8b7b9

    Special Offer USE CS15 for 15% off at etiko.com.au till 30/6/2018

    Nick is the founder of not one but two fair trade brands, Etiko Fair Trade (etiko.com.au) and Jinta Sport (jintasport.com.au)

    Through these two brands his company markets ethically produced, eco friendly clothing, footwear and sports gear.
    He and his brands have been featured in numerous publications from Girlfriend magazine to The Financial Review as well as numerous high school and university textbooks.

    Since its launch Etiko P/L has won numerous sustainability and social justice awards including the 2008 Banksia Environmental Foundation Award for the Most Sustainable Business in Australia and the 2016 Australian Human Rights Award for Business in 2016.

    In the latest Australian Ethical Fashion Report, which looks at supply chains of 300+ fashion brands Etiko scored the highest ranking, an A+for the fourth time in a row, the only fashion brand to ever do so.

Lyn Jenkin Founder and Managing Director of Disruptive Media

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  • Lyn Jenkin

  • Lyn Jenkin
    Founder and Managing Director of Disruptive Media
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    Lyn is a design communications specialist and leader of the Disruptive Media team. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in strategic planning, branding, social-impact communications, cause-related marketing, graphic design, photography, print and digital media, and video production.

    Disruptive Media develop clear and effective communications for varied, and often vulnerable communities with unique needs, such as Indigenous communities, people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with mental health challenges, older people, and people experiencing homelessness.

    As a certified B Corp business, Disruptive Media has been recognised as one of the 2017 Best for the World companies by B Lab and have scored in the top 10% of all B Corps globally in the category of: Community.

     

Nicholas Bernhardt, Founder and Managing Director of GreenbizCheck

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  • Nicholas Bernhardt
    Founder and Managing Director of GreenbizCheck

    Nicholas Bernhardt, Founder and Managing Director of GreenbizCheck. He is an ex-investment banker who held senior management roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Nomura Securities and Ameco Financial Services. In 2003 the world of investment banking lost its glitter and attraction and Nicholas started working as an advisor to organisations in the CSR space before setting up GreenBizCheck in 2007.

    GreenBizCheck (www.greenbizcheck.com) is an Australian based company that operates globally and which provides cloud-based, predictive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solutions. They develop highly customised web applications centred around Supply Chain Management, Ethical Sourcing, Procurement and CSR Certification.

     

Kerry Hilton Founders FreeSet Global

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  • Kerry Hilton
    Founders FreeSet Global

    Kerry & Annie Hilton are Kiwis with a particular bias towards the poor, oppressed, the lonely and the outcast. In 1999 they moved to Calcutta, India and naively found an apartment on the doorstep of the city’s largest red light district, a place where poverty is no stranger. Setting out to make a difference, the Hiltons took up the challenge of founding a business to bring the choice of freedom for women trapped in prostitution. After spending two years getting to know neighbors and doing a bit of research they opened the doors of Freeset, providing 20 women with dignified employment and importantly freedom from prostitution. Along with on the job training Freeset offers services such as basic education, health care, budgeting advice and a children’s nursery. Today,Freeset’s strives to offer the choice of freedom to as many as possible and currently employs around 300 women.

    With a vision of seeing more than 10,000 women free Kerry& Annielaunched a new business venture in 2012. The Freeset Business Incubator aims to plant new freedom businesses at source and destination in West Bengal, Nepal and Bangladesh.

    Freeset products are environmentally friendly and the business is Fair Trade certified. More than 200,000 customized jute bags are produced each year as well as100% organic cotton tee shirts, hand woven cotton scarves and cotton pants for the export market. Freeset products are sold into more than 25 countries.

    Human trafficking, poverty and social justice are issues Kerry grapples with every day. An engaging storyteller, Kerry is motivated by God’s kind of justice, his heart for the poor and the responsibility we all have as global citizens.

    To support FreeSet in Australia please visit www.liminal.org.au

     

Lance Kalish CEO Yoobi

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  • Lance Kalish
    Yoobi

    Lance Kalish is CEO of purpose driven companies Yoobi, Yes to Inc and Cheeky Home Lance is a serial and social entrepreneur recognised as one of Australia’s most accomplished and international consumer product entrepreneurs. Lance and his partner Ido Leffler co-founded global skincare success story Yes to Inc in 2006 which is the #2 natural beauty brand in the USA.

    Lance’s passion surrounds working with companies that combine doing good and business pursuits in one. After Yes To, Lance and Ido began working on new socially conscious enterprises that would combine profits with purpose, right from their inception. They truly believe that the best brand and company is the one that gives for every product that is sold. In 2014 Lance developed Yoobi and Cheeky Home two brands that are making a powerful impact.

    He was named one of Men’s Style Magazine Men of Influence for 2015 and one of the Top 50 Australian Global Achievers by Australian Unlimited in 2013.

     

NSW Family Business Conference

Justin recently spoke at NSW Family Business Conference.
His topic was Ethical Procurement For Social Good and Family Business Benefit

Business is changing rapidly – is your family business evolving with it? What if there was a way your business could be more socially responsible that delivered a competitive advantage, increased your brand value and lowered staff turnover?

Key Learnings

  • Why ethical and social procurement is a powerful strategy for thriving in today’s business environment.

  • The dramatic shift towards triple bottom line and ethical consumer sentiment.
  • How your supply chain spending can build or destroy your brand.
  • How to dramatically increase employee engagement and lower staff turnover.

Dinh Tran Founder Eat The Globe. Com

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  • Dinh Tran

  • Dinh Tran
    Eat The Globe. Com

    Dinh Tran is a food and travel expert based in Sydney, Australia.

    Ms. Tran is regularly featured in the media, such as:

    Radio – 666 ABC Canberra, 612 ABC Brisbane, 6PR Perth, 774 ABC Melbourne Print/Online – ninemsn, The Vocal, Secret Foodies, North Shore Living, The Village Observer.