Ramana James, Group Shared Value for IAG



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  • Ramana James
    The Head of Group Shared Value for IAG


    Ramana has a long career in sustainability and shared value. He established the Corporate Responsibility function at Vodafone Australia in 2003 and led environmental practice across 26 countries for Vodafone Group during two secondments as the Group Environment Manager, based in the UK. Ramana then transitioned across to the property industry where he worked with Stockland for more than 5 years. He lead a team responsible for an integrated sustainability strategy and the introduction of shared value across commercial property, residential development and retirement living. He joined IAG in mid 2014 as the Head of Group Shared Value and now leads a diverse team that is responsible for developing, executing and enabling IAG’s organisational wide shared value activity.

    Webpages: Projects


Martyn Ryan, Benojo



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  • Martyn Ryan
    Founder Benojo

    Take the Benojo index, a simple, practical measure of how effective a company is at delivering their community activity and corporate social impact programs.

    Martyn Ryan is a rebellious innovator with a mission to enable alternative thinking to redefine the manner in which humanity, innovate, collaborate and shake up the world of social justice.

    As a daring nomad, Martyn spent his twenties travelling by classic motorcycle to the far corners of the globe, including countries such as India and South Africa.

    During that time, Martyn was deeply moved by the power of the hearts and minds of the extraordinary people that formed the local communities where he travelled. These people lived in extreme environments, yet they readily embraced a currency of kindness, taking care for every human being.

    In 2005, Martyn landed in Australia to start a new life and bring to life his passion for innovation. This lead to a career in start-ups and taking ideas from concept to tangible reality.

    His successes have been unprecedented; from silicon valley purchasing his businesses to being one of the youngest and fastest CEO’s to take an Australian company from registration to public listing.

    Craving a deeper sense of purpose, it wasn’t too long before Martyn decided to sell everything that he owned to fulfill a dream that had formed years before. As a result, in 2012 Benojo was born. Benojo is an online community connecting charities, business and individuals through acts of ‘measurable’ good will.

Mark Daniels, Social Traders



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  • Mark Daniels
    Founder of Social Traders


    Mark has wide ranging experience in social enterprise across program, advocacy, policy and project development.

    Mark was one of the founders of Social Traders – advocating for a social enterprise development organization and then becoming its first employee in 2008.

    He has started 3 social enterprises but increasingly his focus is moving to creating environments that enable the market to deliver social benefits.

    Prior to joining Social Traders, Mark was Social Enterprise Manager for the Brotherhood of St Laurence, managing a number of social enterprises aimed at assisting people into mainstream employment.

    Mark has also developed policy and community development activities for public housing estates in inner city Melbourne.

    Through his work with Social Traders Mark has become one of the leading figures in the social enterprise movement in Australia.

Justin Pagotto, Corporate Spend



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  • Justin Pagotto

    Justin is a businessman passionate about community transformation and the pressing need for charities to transition to sustainable fundraising models. One way he sees of doing this is by partnering with profitable businesses who distribute a significant percentage of their profits to a dedicated cause.

    Justin has 11 years experience in running entrepreneurial businesses, with a background in corporate finance, business insurance and financial advisory. For several years Justin has been actively involved in the work of NGO’s working against the issue of human trafficking through his association with Homes of Hope International and financing the Australian screening of a provocative anti-trafficking film.

    Mentoring and equipping the next generation drives all that Justin does. He has been a “Kids Hope Mentor” for indigenous youth for 5+ years, where he pioneered an educational cooking program and is currently a Club Kidpreneur mentor helping to train 8-12 year old children to start and run their own businesses. Justin also founded Liber8 Slaves, a training organisation dedicated to raising up the next generation of social entrepreneurs in the anti-human trafficking space. In 2010, Justin received the Australia Day Medal from Randwick Council in recognition of his services to the community.

Clare Mann, Animal Matters



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  • Clare Mann
    Psychologist, Best Selling Author, Speaker and Trainer


    Clare is a psychologist, best selling author, speaker and trainer. As the managing director of Communicate 31 she runs a range of public and in-house programs to help individuals become exquisite communicators.

    Communicate31 run a 16 month leadership and communications program whereby individuals align their values with their actions to get better results in their personal and business endeavours.

    She is the Editor in Chief of the digital business magazine Ethical Futures featuring businesses that are profitable and successful, without abusing people, the environment or animals.

    She co-founded Animal Matters, a series of corporate events putting animal social justice firmly on the business agenda.

    The Half Day workshop is Take Back Your Power to be Heard.

    50% discount for Corporate Spend associates when they enter promo code: CORPORATESPEND

    LINK TO REGISTER: https://claremannassoc.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/Half-Day-Workshop

Andrew Tyndale, Grace Mutual Limited



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  • Andrew Tyndale

    Andrew brings 30+ years of investment banking experience to Grace Mutual Limited, which designs mechanisms to attract wholesale capital into affordable housing and aged care.

    In 2014,Andrew pursued a Fulbright Scholarship in impact investing, is now working with several Australian governments on social investment proposals, and is assisting one of the Working Groups for the G8 Task Force on Impact Investing.

    Together with his wife, Philippa, Andrew has been extensively involved in international aid work, including some 20 years with global micro-finance network, Opportunity International Australia. More recently, they have focused on anti-human trafficking work through Red Alert and Visayan Forum; and education through Library For All and Pader Girls Academy.

    Locally, Andrew Chairs the board of The Funding Network and acts as a non executive director on Sustain Community Housing and Good360 Australia

Paul Bide, School of Social Entrepreneurship Australia



  • Paul Bide

  • Paul Bide
    Chair of School of SSE Australia


    Paul is Chair of SSE Australia and is a passionate advocate and capacity builder of Australia’s emerging social enterprise sector.

    He is motivated by wanting to play a part in better harnessing the power and wisdom that exists in the community to identify and solve social problems within it, and is particularly interested in business and mission development, developing access to early stage social capital, linking the social sector to business networks, inclusion and economic empowerment.

    Paul’s 27 year career in banking and finance started at the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1983. He then moved to Bankers Trust Australia in 1986 for 13 years and ended with a decade at Macquarie Bank where he was an Executive Director and Head of the Debt Markets Division.

    Paul is a Director of the Trustee of the Newpin Social Benefit Bond; a member of the Youth Justice Board of the WA Department of Corrective Services; a member of the investment committee of SVA’s Social Impact Fund; a Director of Challenger Retirement and Investment Services Limited, and; on the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management.

Muneesh Wadhwa, Humanity In Business



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  • Muneesh Wadhwa
    Founder Humanity In Business
    www.humanityinbusiness.com.au & Twitter #humanityinbiz


    Muneesh has been in the business events industry for over 15 years and passionate about connecting people to collaborate. He is the Founder of the CIO Network, which is a forum that helps IT leaders share ideas and knowledge and recently founded Humanity in Business to help create purposeful organisations though values based leadership.

    To create a leadership revolution that inspires, gathers and supports authentic leaders to create purposeful businesses for positive social change
    Read AboutHiB in the BRW & SMH

    Special Offer: Mention Corporate Spend to Muneesh when booking a HIB event for a discount.

QLD CIPS Presentation 4th August 2016

Chief Expansion Officer Justin Pagotto presents to QLD Chartered Institute of Procurement Specialists on “Social Procurement is the most powerful form of corporate social responsibility and you as CIPS Members are the most powerful agents of transformation in your organisation.”

Laura McManus is the Ethical Sourcing Lead at Konica Minolta and has developed an Ethical Sourcing Road Map

Laura McManus is a business and human rights practitioner from Sydney, Australia with a keen interest in how companies and the non-for-profit sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable social impact. Her research interests include human trafficking for forced labour, the recruitment of migrant workers, domestic worker rights and ethical procurement.

She has lived and worked in Nepal and the Netherlands where she explored her passion for child rights and youth participation in peace building. Her more recent work explores the growing nexus between the private sector, traditional CSR and rights holders. She was Co-author of the Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Guide, a publication by the Walk Free Foundation where she worked as a Project Lead with the Business Engagement team. Laura has conducted social compliance audits in Australia and enjoys engaging with workers and grassroots groups.

She is currently Ethical Sourcing Lead at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia where she has developed and is implementing the business’s Ethical Sourcing Roadmap.