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.

Sally Irwin, The Freedom Hub

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  • Sally Irwin
    The Freedom Hub
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    Moving to Germany in 2008 when her husband took up a Diplomatic post in Berlin, Sally was confronted with the issue of human trafficking – particularly from Eastern Europe, and established a charity in Berlin to fund organisations that supported the victims.

    She also became very active in a café supporting women trafficked into prostitution, and was personally involved in helping a number of these women return to their country and begin a new life.

    Returning to Sydney in July 2012, Sally applied her passion and experience to the issue of modern day slavery here in Australia. As a volunteer Sally worked in the Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safe House, for two years. In this role she interviewed, trained, coordinated a new volunteer movement; set up training courses to help survivors become work ready and was actively engaged in encouraging the women to return to the workforce.

    In March 2014 Sally founded The Freedom Hub Survivor School, that trains, equips and provides work experience to survivors of modern slavery in Australia. In 2016 she opened a “business for purpose” which consists of a café, venue & retail to fund the administration of the Survivor School. With her co-workers she is helping survivors to rebuild their lives to a point where they can be employed, self-sufficient and have regained their self-worth.

David Lindsay, Integrated Health and Vitality

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  • David Lindsay

  • David Lindsay
    Integrated Health and Vitality
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    For over 15 years David has been a full time personal trainer and has changed the lives of 10’s of thousands of lives. He has been obsessed about changing the way we view health and vitality through the disruption of how we see the links between fitness and workplace productivity. He has dedicated his life to living the healthy lifestyle and truly believes that anyone can transform themselves through learning his unique system towards improving their vitality.

    From training first grade footballers, Olympians to the everyday person, David believes that true fulfilment of career, business and life starts with ones own health. Today David is a successful well being expert, keynote speaker, author and award winning coach and all round good guy. He is married with one daughter and travels from Sydney Australia.