Fair and Positive Change Friday Night Documentary Speakers

Fair and Positive Change Friday Night Documentaries

Food Chains – Panel Speakers

Molly Harriss Olson, CEO, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

Daniel Kinne, Coffee Farmer, Chairman, Founding Member, Highland Organic Agricultural Cooperative, Papua New Guinea

Nick Rose, Project Coordinator, Food Systems, Australian Food Alliance

Katherine Gokavi – Whaley, CEO, Spade and Barrow

Kirsten Larsen, Director, Open Food Foundation and Open Food Network

WHEN: Friday, 15 May, 2015
TIME: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
WHERE:  Northcote Town Hall Rooftop, 189 High Street, Northcote
PRICE: $25 Adults and $20 Concession / Member

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Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply systems and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. The film follows an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionising farm labour.

Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

Food Chains Documentary evening special guest: Daniel Kinne – Coffee Farmer, Chairman, Founding Member, Highland Organic Agricultural Cooperative, Papua New Guinea. Learn more about Daniel Kinne.

Film Trailer  and Fair and Positive Change Film Series – Food Chains Flyer

The evening will include nibbles a panel discussion with the following speakers:

Molly Harriss Olson, CEO, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She served nearly 6 years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair in the last two. As Fairtrade International Chair she played a pivotal role in successfully overhauling the Board’s way of working; passing a new Constitution that gives half ownership to the producers and workers served by Fairtrade, and broadly improving the vitality of the organisation who’s mark is the most known and respected ethical certification mark in the world.

Ms Olson has convened, led and been a member of numerous boards, business leadership and sustainability initiatives over more than three decades, including The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. She worked at the White House as the founding Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, appointed by President Clinton in 1993.

Daniel Kinne, Coffee Farmer, Chairman, Founding Member, Highland Organic Agricultural Cooperative, Papua New Guinea

“Fairtrade has made a huge impact in our community with benefits for every family, not just the coffee grower. Now we have hope for a better future. Daniel Kinne. “We like Fairtrade because it allows us to benefit from a better price while taking care of our families. We can now build a school with the premium, while the government does nothing for us. Our primary objective is to help producers sell their coffee, improve quality, develop organic production and make a real difference to the life of the clan.” Daniel Kinne

HOAC is an association of 2,600 organic coffee growers located in remote regions of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. It is estimated that between 50,000 to 60,000 people in the community benefit from the association. Learn more about Daniel Kinne

Daniel will be a special guest for the evening thanks to: Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand.

Nick Rose, Project Coordinator, Food Systems, Australian Food Alliance and National Co-ordinator, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

Nick believes in the power of relationships and networks to move mountains, transform societies and change the course of history. His goal is to work collaboratively with individuals and organisations who share the vision of fair, sustainable and resilient food systems. Nick is developing and building relationships with diverse individuals and organisations in the field of healthy, sustainable, fair and resilient food systems.

Katherine Gokavi–Whaley, CEO, Spade and Barrow

Katherine Gokavi-Whaley is the CEO of Spade and Barrow a wholesale fruit and vegetable business with a difference. Spade and Barrow puts the provenance in produce, the extensive national food procurement supplies 100% Australian grown produce, pays a fair price to farmers and encourages local and seasonal procurement. Prior to this role she was the General Manager, National Operations for SecondBite a national food rescue organisation.

Katherine’s key focus is to grow Spade and Barrow to develop strong shared value relationships with farmers and customers alike, sustainable and scalable processes and systems to support and grow the operation nationally. She has contributed to the development of several environmentally sustainable hospitality businesses and social enterprises both as a Director and consultant.

Kirsten Larsen, Director, Open Food Foundation and Open Food Network

Kirsten has been working on and in food systems for over eight years. Her work at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne has focused on innovations to develop more sustainable and resilient food systems. Kirsten’s policy background includes work for state and local governments on climate change and food policy.

Kirsten is also a Director of Eaterprises Australia, a social enterprise focused on transforming the way food is produced, distributed and exchanged. She is a founder of the South East Food Hub, the Australian Food Hubs Network and the Open Food Network – an open source platform empowering interconnected communities of food producers, distributors and buyers to co-create new food systems.

Not Business as Usual – Panel Speakers

Tom Quinn, Executive Director, Future Business Council

 

James Meldrum, Founder, Whole Kids

 

Joel Cranshaw, Founding Director, Clearpoint Counsel

 

 

 

‘Not Business as Usual’

WHEN: Friday, 22 May, 2015
TIME: 6.30pm  9.00pm
WHERE: Northcote Town Hall Rooftop
PRICE: $15 Adults and $10 Concession / Member

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Not Business as Usual showcases the world’s leading subversive businesses and their mission to redefine what it means to be successful.

Providing a broad overview of the growing B-Corp movement, Not Business as Usual shows how, by putting people and planet on an equal footing with profit, businesses can change the world for the better. The evening will also include a panel discussion.

The evening will include a panel discussion with the following speakers:

Tom Quinn, Executive Director, Future Business Council

Tom is the founder and Executive Director of the Future Business Council. The Future Business Council is a new voice for business in Australia with a focus on growing our innovative, sustainable and ethical business community. Tom is a strategist, communicator and advocate for the benefits of supporting future business in Australia.

James Meldrum, Founder, Whole Kids

James is the founder of Whole Kids, a business created on the principles of “profit with a purpose” and has grown over the past decade into Australia’s leading brand of organic food products for kids. Whole Kids is the first food company in Australia to become a certified B Corporation and is one of the Founding Members of B Corporation. James is also actively involved in the Conscious Capitalism movement and is on the committee of Conscious Capitalism Australia.

Joel Cranshaw, Founding Director, Clearpoint Counsel

Joel Cranshaw is the founding director of Clearpoint Counsel, Australia’s first B Corp law firm. Joel has deep experience in Australia and internationally as general counsel to multinational companies, social enterprises, and clients in the IT and technology industry. Joel is an innovator of legal services, an advocate of collaborative work spaces, and a pursuer of the triple bottom line in corporate governance.

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