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the toxic fox showCOMMUNITY PARTNER

The Toxic Fox Show

The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for entrepreneurs who give a damn!

They care about the impact their company has on you and future generations. They are striving to make a positive impact on the planet, the environment, and the animals, plants, and the people who work in and for the business and along the supply chain, and the people who buy and use their products and services.

We have conversations with entrepreneurs who are taking a regenerative approach to the decisions they make in business and life, and we talk about some of the challenges and opportunities they have faced. Our guests generously share the strategies that have and haven’t worked, their insights, tips and many of the tricks in their toolbox.

Season One of The Toxic Fox can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. The second season will be recorded and released this year.
thetoxicfox.com

The Business 3000+ Awards
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Business 3000+ Awards

The Business 3000+ Awards is Melbourne’s premier Awards Program for small business. Since 2004, they have been recognising and celebrating the endeavours and achievements of independent businesses located within the City of Melbourne that contribute to the commercial success and unique, vibrant fabric of the City.

b3000.org.au

Gold Leaf Financial Service
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Financial planning to achieve your goals

Gold Leaf Financial Services provides strategic financial advice to help people reach their goals and dreams, spend time on what is important to them and make the world a better place. We believe in supporting the community and protecting our environment. Through Ethical Investment (including superannuation) we help our clients match their investments with their values and support businesses that make a positive impact in the community and the world.

www.goldleaffinancial.com.au

Ethical Investment Services

Ethical Investment Services Pty Ltd

Ethical Investment Services is one of Australia’s longest-standing financial planning firms, specialising in offering advice to clients who prefer to invest ethically. Established in 1988, the privately-owned practice provides an ethical alternative to help individuals, families, SMSFs, charitable foundations and not-for-profit organisations across Australia meet their financial goals. EIS continues to be instrumental in the promotion and growth of ethical investing in the Australian financial services landscape, and is a founding member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and the Ethical Investment Advisers Co-Operative.

Contact the EIS office on 03 9853 0995 or email mail@ethicalinvestments.com.au to arrange an initial consultation.
ethicalinvestments.com.au


Turkish Gozleme

Ummu Gozleme

We are a small company that provides people great Turkish Gozleme so people can learn the food culture of Turkey.

B alternative

B-Alternative

B-Alternative is an environmental solutions movement, aiding transition to low impact living, and providing sustainable alternatives to make the world a better place.

www.b-alternative.com

Eden Australia

Eden Australia

Eden’s Mission is to reach, rescue and restore. Eden serves in five branch locations across Asia to restore freedom to those trapped in sexual exploitation. Eden Australia exists to support and strengthen the work of Eden throughout Asia through the retailing of jewellery made and designed by women who are employed within the Eden program. Eden’s programs reach out to women trapped in red light district communities, conducting innovative prevention programs for those at risk, and raising awareness both locally and worldwide. Eden rescues women through providing safe environments, vocational training and employment through the international jewellery social enterprise. The journey to restoration occurs through empowerment, restoring dignity, education and caring for the whole person and their needs through Eden’s holistic programs. Eden provides a financial pipeline that enables more women to be rescued, more shelters established, more medical care available, more people reached and more opportunities embraced. Eden jewellery is now in 5 retail outlets in Victoria, we frequent markets and conference spaces, and likeminded events.
edenministry.org


LecSea

LecSea

www.lecsea.com.au


Nutrisoil

NutriSoil

NutriSoil is an award winning, organically certified, liquid biological fertiliser made from large worm farms. Organic animal, plant, mineral and ocean inputs are fed to compost worms and other soil organisms that consume and convert nutrients into a plant-available food and microbial stimulant. This encourages healthy natural growth, as plants exchange carbon from photosynthesis for essential nutrients with the microbes, in turn building healthy carbon-rich soils. Information and ordering can be done at www.nutrisoil.com.au


natif native superfoods
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NATIF

NATIF sells 18 different types of Australian Native Superfood fruits, herbs & spices.
The fruits, herbs, spices are from growers all over Australia. They are either wild harvested, organically or orchard grown.
The brand is owned by Julie Merlet, a Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant who wants to connect us to our environment through native food for health and wellbeing.

www.natif.com.au

servi store

Servi Store

Servi Store is a unique initiative from Melbourne, selling trendy eco-friendly products and cotton apparels made from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton. All our products feature artwork of inspirational quotes. We also source custom 100% Fairtrade organic cotton apparels and uniforms.

It all started with a desire to create products that spread inspiration and hope. However, we wanted to achieve this in a way that would care for farmers, factory workers and the environment. Hence the reason why we chose to use organic cotton or Eco-friendly raw materials for all our products and become Fairtrade certified.

www.servistore.com.au

Red Hat ImpactSPECIAL OFFER

Capital, Consulting, Connections

Red Hat Impact is here to provide founders, entrepreneurs and business managers with capital, advice and connections to grow businesses with positive social and environmental impact.
Our speciality is ethical trade finance – using an identified opportunity for new customers, more sales, bigger deals to grow your business and amplify the positive impact your business has on the world.
If you run a business that is creating a better world, and you need access to capital to pursue new business opportunities, get in touch.
www.redhatimpact.com

DiMase ArchitectsSPECIAL OFFER

Bringing Buildings to Light

We design spaces that enrich the experience of living – where joy and beauty can be found in everything from the things we touch to the composition of materials, space and form.
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Scarlett - always vegan

SCARLETT

SCARLETT bags is an online vegan boutique specialising in handbags and other accessories. We have designed a small range of handbags under the
SCARLETT brand (designer bags) and we also sell a curated range of vegan bags and accessories from other Australian suppliers. SCARLETT bags are simple and chosen for quality and eternal style. On market days also look out for our range of eco shopper-totes, ethically
produced jewellery and other accessories.

SCARLETT operates 24/7 at www.scarlettbags.com.au and sign up online to stay in touch with our festival appearances and other events.

Fortress Learning

Fortress Learning

Fortress Learning is a Registered Training Organisation that knows successful learning depends on educators who ‘get’ where students are at and what they need. Our strength lies in the personal connection we make with our students – to find out where they’re coming from, where they want to go and how best to get them there.

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fortresslearning.com.au

lush

Lush

For more than 20 years LUSH has been driven by innovation and an unwavering commitment to ethical business, we operate under a strict policy of fighting against animal testing and supporting fair trade and community initiatives around the world. As a campaigning company LUSH has lent its 935 shop windows in 51 countries around the world to small grassroots groups and organisations working within the areas of animal rights, human rights and environmental protection. We believe in making effective products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

www.lush.com.au

eco-everyday

Eco Everyday

Eco Everyday was founded as a social enterprise on the ethos that products do not need to harm the environment. By working in harmony in nature, we can still create the quality required from our consumers, and still contribute to reducing the negative impact on the environment.

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www.ecoeveryday.eu

Roma Boots Australia

Roma Boots Australia

We are comprised of a team of passionate philanthropists who are motivated by love and who love to give. With a penchant for education and a love for the arts, we have a keen desire to make a difference in the lives of children on a global scale. Our mission is to “give poverty the boot” by bringing children and families hope, love, and lasting change through aid, education, and employment.

romabootsaustralia.com.au

The Difference Incubator TDi

The Difference Incubator

The Difference Incubator (TDi) is an Australian non profit organisation that exists to awaken the possibility of both doing good and making money in individuals and organisations. Since founding seven years ago we’ve consulted for over 400+ mission-led enterprises from both Australian and the Pacific, to help them deepen their impact and achieve financial sustainability. We provide tailored support through our consulting services, and each year run an accelerator for mission-led enterprises and entrepreneurs from across Australia called Two Feet.

tdi.org.au

Serversaurus

Serversaurus

Serversaurus is the first web hosting company to be completely carbon offset. Since 2007 we have partnered with Greenfleet, so the many tons of carbon dioxide that is generated for power to keep our servers running running is offset by planting hundreds of trees per year. Serversaurus is also a member of One Percent for the Planet, donating 1% of our revenue to environmental causes, such as Friends of the Earth, Take 3 for the Ocean, and more.
serversaurus.com.au

In 2014, Serversaurus proudly became Australia’s first and only web host to become a certified B Corp, and one of the Founding B Corps in Australia. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency – in a nutshell, B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee. You can learn more about B Corps at www.bcorporation.net


VollieCOMMUNITY PARTNER

VOLLIE

Vollie is applying volunteering to this on-demand age in which we now live, where people are expectant of finding solutions in a few clicks. Through Vollie, people can connect with the causes they care about in a matter of seconds and carry out this volunteering work for a non-profit organisation from anywhere in the world and around their busy schedule. Vollie can also deliver corporate volunteering and corporate social responsibility management services.

www.vollie.com.au

Lady Paella

Lady Paella

Lady Paella creates a ‘fiesta’ atmosphere, full of colour and Spanish/Moorish aromas for that Mediterranean feel. Guaranteed gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soya free, using locally and ethically sourced ingredients such as Australian Mussells and Banana Prawns, Organic Free-range Chicken and Organic Vegetables. With over 25years experience in restaurants and catering, our chefs are excited to cook traditional, seafood and vegan paella for you!

www.ladypaella.com.au

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WRAPPA

WRAPPA Reusable Food Wraps was created to bring the ‘green living’ lifestyle to the on trend world. We wanted to use reusable products ourselves but found that there was nothing on the market that was appealing, stylish, fun and funky! So we brought you bold, we brought you colours, we brought you style and a little bit of matchy matchy in our wraps. Now your kitchen can be environmentally friendly and a wee bit fancy. WRAPPA started out making just the traditional beeswax wraps, but once we had cemented our place within the market, we found ourselves being approached by a large number of customers who lived a plant based, vegan lifestyle. So after a lot of hard work, we developed the world’s first plant based wrap. This is now sold in 15 countries internationally and in over 50 stores nationally, with the number growing on a weekly basis. WRAPPA is more than just a family business. It is our love and our passion and we want to share it globally.
wrappa.com.au

The Timekeeper SPECIAL OFFER

The Timekeeper

At The Timekeeper, we adopt a holistic approach to actively raise awareness on the importance of mental health within the community by associating the notion of ‘time’ with ‘mental health’. Our mission is to promote ‘slowing down’ in our fast paced society, aligning with values and being intentional with time to reduce symptoms of depression (being in the past) and anxiety/stress (worry about the future, living unaligned out of flow). We sell watches that act as a symbolic reminder on the preciousness of time, and partner with local not-for-profits to support the wellbeing of young people in need with our 100% impact model. The Timekeeper is building a human brand, a community and social movement online and offline through its authentic marketing. We facilitate and share people’s ‘Stories of Time’ (their struggles of the past, the values they care about in the present, and their visions for the future) to celebrate vulnerability and breakdown stigma.
www.thetimekeeper.co

The International Avatar Course

Avatar® Course

The focus of the courses on the Avatar® Path is making the changes in consciousness that awakens each individual to more personal responsibility so there can be a more stable platform for which attitudes can shift towards the bigger care needed for all on this planet.
Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar® Materials writes “The thing we have to solve is how to make care and compassion more valuable than self importance and impermanent things, the ultimate solution is broadly awakening the enlightened mind of spiritual consciousness, the solution that we have been looking for is more alignment and cooperation, more attention to service to others, we need to become citizens for the planet”. Avatar® Masters are individually licensed all around the world in over 50 countries. They are in their communities furthering the principles of personal responsibility and compassion. Avatar® Masters align with their own moral code and use their wisdom and skills to create better living conditions for all sentient beings.
“The mission of Avatar® in the world is to catalyse the integration of belief systems. When we perceive that the only difference between us is beliefs and beliefs can be created or discreated with ease, the right and wrong game will wind down, a co-create game will unfold and world peace will ensue”. www.theavatarcoursepacific.com


decisive cravings

decisive cravings

Decisive Cravings is an Australian food and travel website that champions authentic food and travel experiences, food culture and recipes. Decisive Cravings supports the conscious movement with a special focus on eateries and businesses that support local, sustainability and the environment, as well as social good. Our recently published food guide, Melbourne for Conscious Foodies features reviews on coffee, breakfast, lunch, sweets and dinner at eateries all around Melbourne that support these principles. The guide also includes tips, and places to volunteer in Melbourne’s food community. 25% of the profits from each Melbourne for Conscious Foodies guide sold will be donated to a local Melbourne initiative. The guide has been printed locally in Melbourne with vegetable-based inks and on paper using sustainable pulp resources. Order your copy today.

decisivecravings.com.au


Wicked Homes

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Wicked Homes

WICKED is Wellness Inspired Construction, Knowledge & Environmental Design … based on Building Biology, Scientific Knowledge, Solar Passive Design, Feng Shui and Livability. Taking on the challenge to change the paradigm of waiting until you get sick and looking for a cure seemed a big ask until we decided being WICKED was our best option. A WICKED Home is a sustainable home in every way. It is sustainability for life!

www.wickedhomes.com.au

Fair Food ForagerSPECIAL OFFER

Fair Food Forager

We believe we will change the global food system, reduce food miles, food waste and plastic pollution, and grow ethical and sustainable business practice. How? By assisting consumers to make smart choices while highlighting ethical options to support sustainable food. Many smart choices equal big change.

Join the movement and grab our FREE mobile app on Android and iPhone.
fairfoodforager.com.au

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Brandhiro

Brandhiro is a forward thinking branding agency that will discover and capture opportunities competitive and emerging markets with powerful creative and clever strategies. Brandhiro will challenge and disrupt traditional industries but most of all it will challenge traditional thinking to gain market edge. From Branding, Packaging, Marketing B2C + B2B, Advertising, Audio + Video Capture/Editing, WordPress Website Development, Search Engine Marketing, Managed Social Media & Digital Content Development, Brandhiro’s full services are now even more inter-connected than ever before!

www.brandhiro.com.au

Australian Ethical

Australian Ethical

For 30 years, Australian Ethical Investment has been busting the myth that investors have to compromise their ethics for returns, or returns for ethics – we achieve both.

The company has consistently outperformed the market while ensuring every single stock it invests in delivers positive outcomes to people, the planet and animals. From its strong performance and the growing social consciousness among investors, Australian Ethical has grown to more than $1.5 billion in funds under management as at June 2016 and has the #1 performing Australian Shares Fund in a 10 year time frame – bar none. That includes all Australian Shares Funds, both ethical and non-ethical according to the Mercer Investment Survey September 2016.
If you could make money while doing good, why wouldn’t you? Join in 3 minutes:

www.australianethical.com.au

Get To Sleep EasySPECIAL OFFER

Get To Sleep Easy

At Get To Sleep Easy, we’re developing the first ever Walker (walking frame) that navigates around objects and comes TO YOU, and a $200 alternative to the hospital bed, that not only helps people with lung conditions and reflux sleep, but also maps peoples’ movement and alerts family/friends/nurses when someone’s likely fallen. Both of these reduce falls, and will help patients/vulnerable populations and their family and friends get better sleep knowing their loved ones are safe. A demo video of what we’re doing.

www.gettosleepeasy.org

Conscious CapitalismCOMMUNITY PARTNER

Conscious Capitalism Australia & New Zealand

Conscious Capitalism is a fast-growing global movement, dedicated to elevating humanity through a business philosophy that has four key characteristics: Organisational Higher Purpose, Conscious Leadership, Stakeholder Orientation and Conscious Culture.

Here at the Australia and New Zealand Chapter, our members are business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to create a more human-centred form of capitalism. We help them do this by connecting them with a tribe of people who share their vision; and by providing content, resources and experiences that inspire, educate and enable them to become a practising conscious business.

Our vision is a future where capitalism means Conscious Capitalism. One day, business will be and be seen as the greatest force for good. Every business will operate with a sense of higher purpose, integrate the interests of all stakeholders, develop and elevate conscious leaders, and create a conscious culture.

Join us or sign up to our newsletter at consciouscapitalism.org.au

bcorporationCOMMUNITY PARTNER

B Lab

B Lab is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to provide businesses with the tools they need to effectively measure and manage their social and environmental impact with the same rigour as their finances.

One of those tools is the B Impact Assessment – a comprehensive holistic assessment of the positive impact your business has on your key stakeholder groups: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. More than 50,000 businesses around the world have used this tool to measure what matters, and 2,500 have used it to certify as a B Corporation, including 230 in Australia & New Zealand.

bcorporation.com.au

support clean oceans
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Rolla Bottle – Portable water bottle

Rolla Bottle is a unique portable water bottle for on the go hydration.

It rolls small when not in use, it’s there when you need it an out of the way when you don’t. No more bulky bottles and no more single use plastic. Plus we donate 10% of profit to clean ocean initiatives to help clean the damage caused by single use plastic.

www.rollabottle.com.au


71 Bay

71bay

71bay was born out of a love for my home country – Bangladesh, is where I am originally from. Having settled in Melbs with my 4YO & hubby for a few years now, I felt disconnected and wanted a way to give back and keep my son hopefully connected to his roots as he grows up.

We are partnered with some amazing fair trade organisations in Bangladesh to create beautiful, handmade homeware items, created by women (some men too) in marginalised sections of Bangladesh. Our sales generate income for our artisans and their families, operating on the ‘trade not aid’ philosophy, to enable people to become agents of their own change.

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Bask Aromatherapy

Bask Aromatherapy

I am an Aromatherapist who is passionate about the benefits of using essential oil and natural products on the skin and in the home, ‘bask aromatherapy’ was inspired by a desire to re-create that ‘day-spa’ feeling at home.
My speciality is blending essential oil fragrances and love to blend them with luxurious textures using simple, raw ingredients such as; aloe vera, shea butter. We use premium quality, organic ingredients (sourced from sustainable farms). Our products are produced in small batches in Melbourne, are vegan friendly, not tested on animals, grey water safe and packaged in recyclable packaging.
We reduce our carbon footprint by planting one tree for every internet order, two trees for every wholesale order and (at least) five for every event we participate in. We love to keep business local and are licensed to use the ‘Australian Made & Owned’ logo.
www.baskaromatherapy.com.au

Asia Pacific Social Impact CentreSponsor

Asia-Pacific Social Impact Centre

The Asia-Pacific Social Impact Centre is the University of Melbourne’s hub for social innovations.

Bringing together experts from all sectors – business, government, not-for-profit and researchers/consultants from the nation’s No. 1 university – we build solutions to difficult problems, based on evidence and backed by research and practice. This includes working with social enterprises to enhance their business capability and strengthen their social impact, understanding the complex relationship between these two interdependent goals

Our programs include:
1. MURRA Indigenous Business Masterclass – capacity building in Indigenous entrepreneurs
2. Business Modelling – providing social enterprises with the models to pursue their goals, often in developing countries and involving diverse stakeholders
3. Impact Investing – providing government and financial institutions with models to invest in social programs
4. Sustainability – educational programs demonstrating why sustainability should be central to organisational strategy, based on international best practice
5. Strategic Philanthropy – collaborative models for NFPs and funding organisations to achieve lasting impact

Rowville Community Kitchen

Recipe4Change

We believe every Australian should have access to wholesome food of their choice. We exist to provide opportunities for everyone in our local community to enjoy wholesome food, learn to cook and share a meal combating social isolation. Partnering with SecondBite we reduce food waste, providing fresh and frozen portion controlled meals & fresh fruit to our local primary schools supporting the disadvantaged until they again become independent.
Find out more on our website:
rowvillecommunitykitchen.com.au

natures child

Nature’s Child

Nature’s Child began as Australia’s first organic baby store in 2000 and developed into our own brand of products with zero waste, zero harm philosophy. All our products are certified organic, fair trade using sustainable, chemical free materials.
www.natureschild.com.au


sleepy bear booksSPECIAL OFFER

Sleepy Bear Books

Sleepy Bear Books is an emerging social enterprise. We sell books and sewing patterns online. Our range includes antique and vintage books, contemporary fiction, cookbooks and a wide range of topical non fiction. Shop with us at www.sleepybearbooks.com
Our store provides employment opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds. Andrew has an intellectual disability. He creates and edits photos as well as preparing packing material. We’ve given him his first opportunity in paid employment since completing high school over four years ago. Soraya is a refugee from a Kurdish Iranian background. She works as a contractor, providing photography and listing services. This is Soraya’s first paid work since she arrived in Australia six years ago. Natasha is the store owner and she’s also parent and carer to her two autistic children.

sleepybearbooks.com

Social Change CentralSPECIAL OFFER

Social Change Central

Social Change Central is Australia’s premier portal for social impact opportunities. It connects social entrepreneurs with support and resources to convert their ideas into real social impact. From funding to programs, awards, competitions and more, Social Change Central is a comprehensive one-stop-hub providing members with the most up-to-date social enterprise opportunities both within Australia and internationally. Become a Social Change Champion today at socialchangecentral.com


Qi Teas
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Qi Tea

Qi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance. Our range includes popular varieties such as Qi Detox, Relax, Slim, Wellness and our new Matcha. The factory where Qi Tea is processed is owned by the Farmers’ Co-operative and is a shining example of Fairtrade at work.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

natura-pacific

Natura Pacific

Natura Pacific is a social enterprise providing environmental solutions through consulting and education.

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www.natura-pacific.com

Transitions Film FestivalCOMMUNITY PARTNER

Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trail-blazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world.

www.transitionsfilmfestival.com


fair and just collective

Fair & Just Collective

The Fair and Just Collective partners with artisans across the globe to bring fair trade children’s products to our online store. Our mission is to promote ethical trade practices that empower women and communities. We envisage consumers assisting in eradication of poverty through a more fair and just system that nurtures the Earth and it’s inhabitants. The Fair and Just Collective also offers unique fundraiser opportunities for not-for-profit organisations and other worthy causes in Australia.

www.fairandjustcollective.org


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Tradewinds

Tradewinds provides you with quality tea and coffee that is a pleasure to drink and directly connects you to the people who have laboured to grow, process and pack it.

www.tradewinds.org.au