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Founder and MD, Loving Earth

How would you describe yourself?
I jump around the place quite a bit and always enjoy exploring new ideas and new things as I tend to get impatient with more of the same. For me, connection with nature is really important and drives a lot of what I do, I love to be able to spend time being active in the outdoors and be out in the ocean or bush.

How do you spend your days at work?
I spend a lot of time walking around talking to people and am spending less and less time at my desk. Obviously, there are meetings but checking in with people and being down in the factory playing with product or seeing what’s going on with the equipment usually takes up most of the day. (more…)

Felicity Green on sustainable business models and using commercial skills for good.

As the conference draws near, we’re so excited to be able to bring you another story behind the speaker, because we feel she’s one you definitely need to know about.

Felicity Green is Associate Director at Spark Strategy, and her passion for, and experience in, blending profit and purpose to address social challenges has seen the success of countless organisations across Victoria.

Leading the Melbourne team (a proud B Corp), Felicity has particular expertise in mental health, education and collective impact, meaning her talk is one you don’t want to miss.

Meet Felicity below… (more…)

Molly Harris Olson on activism, fair trade and being part of the solution to make the world a better place.

As the CEO of Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand, Molly Harriss Olson leads a dynamic team strengthening Fairtrade supply chains, growing impact for small producers and bolstering environmental and economic sustainability practices throughout the Asia Pacific region. (more…)

Matt Perfect on impact spending, sailing and the rise of the ethical supplier.

For most (if not all) of us heading to Moral Fairground’s Ethical Enterprise Conference this year, ethics and social impact is our ‘raison d’être’. But what about impact spending? Is it a term you’ve heard before and is it on your radar? If not, you need to meet Matt Perfect.

Matt is the Founder of Impact Spender and a quick scroll through his LinkedIn will provide you with a plethora of people that have been helped tremendously by Matt’s work in ‘impact spending’.

Matt is a facilitator and coach who helps people in business re-imagine their workplace spending and supplier relationships as a force for good.

With over a decade of experience as a procurement practitioner and management consultant, Matt has held senior roles with National Australia Bank, Toll Group and The Faculty Management Consultants where he led Australia’s most highly regarded Roundtable for Chief Procurement Officers.

These days, Matt consults to both public and private sector organisations, helping them to drive more impact with their procurement spending. He is also a regular commentator and speaker on procurement and social impact. 

More on Matt below… (more…)

Sabina Wills on sewage plants, creative cartoons and keeping Victoria beautiful.

Sabina Wills – not only is she the CEO of Keep Victoria Beautiful (one of Australia’s oldest environmental groups with a rich history in community reward and recognition), she is also a creative cartoonist and founder of the Aim High Aim Zero cartoon series.

With both a civil engineering and fine arts degree, Sabina started her working life at a sewerage treatment plant and is now a CEO.

Throughout her journey she has used cartooning as a way of telling stories and having fun; Sabina believes that everyone is creative and wants to reignite the creative spark that so many people have lost in their lives!

Meet Sabina below… (more…)

Melanie Yap: Global Nomad and Social Impact Specialist

Be it from Canberra to Papua New Guinea, London to Singapore or Cook Islands to Melbourne, global nomad and social impact specialist Melanie Yap has been making waves internationally.

Melanie is the Director of Social Impact for Ellis Jones, an award-winning research, strategy, communications and design agency in Melbourne.

Her passion for social impact is infectious and her unwavering drive to affect change is a force to be reckoned with. I caught up with Melanie to hear more about her journey, and what a ride it’s been!

Meet Melanie below… (more…)

Megan Davis – the journey from couch surfer to communications extraordinaire!

Moral Fairground’s Ethical Enterprise Conference is the perfect time for enterprises, big and small, to come together and share their story.

But what about those who are yet to find their voice? Cue the amazing Megan Davis.

As mentioned last week, we are going to be bringing you weekly guest blogs in the lead up to the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2018, highlighting the stories behind the speakers. For those looking to find their voice or articulate their story, keep reading as this is for you.

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Tom Dawkins on opening the first co-working space in Australia, getting creative at Burning Man and the Formula for Crowdfunding Success.

Whether it’s in the middle of the dusty deserts of Black Rock, or from a small café in Melbourne, Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, is constantly creating new opportunities for startups to succeed.

As mentioned last week, we are going to be bringing you weekly guest blogs in the lead up to the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2018, highlighting the stories behind the speakers.

For Tom, being a ‘starter-upperer’ has clearly come naturally, having founded three non-profits by the time he finished university. Tom is a legend in the startup scene, not just because of his own successes, but because he has helped so many find their own success, a lot of the time through very effective crowdfunding.

More from Tom below…
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As the Ethical Enterprise Conference draws closer, the team at Moral Fairground are so excited to start sharing with you some of the inspiring speakers who will be gracing the stages in just about two months’ time.

A quick Google search will tell you plenty about our speakers, but in the lead up to the Conference, we wanted to dig a little deeper and share with you a few things you may not already know about these incredibly inspiring people.

Read on for our first guest blog for 2018’s Conference below, bought to you by Dr Kaushik Sridhar…
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