- The Climate Reality Project - a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth
At this Meetup Dr Susanne Etti will present an updated version of the slide show, as seen in the Academy Award-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. Susanne Etti is the Environmental Impact Specialist of the Intrepid Group, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences. In this role she is responsible for climate change performance and implementing a culture of sustainability within the organisation. Intrepid Group has been a carbon neutral travel company since 2010 and in 2018 became the largest B Corp in the tourism sector globally. In 2011 Dr. Susanne Etti qualified as a Climate Leader, having been trained by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, personally as part of the Climate Reality Project. Susanne has presented over 70 presentations to date to business, university, community groups, councils and schools to raise awareness of climate change science, impacts and solutions spanning Africa, Europe and Asia- and we can't wait to hear her present! The Climate Reality Project educational materials are some of the best scientific and impact analysis publicly available on climate change. The aim of the Climate Reality Project is to increase awareness of climate change with hundreds of thousands of people committed to building a better future together. The mission is to shape the conversation on climate and to build a 21st-century movement for solutions. In 2019, Susanne was selected as a mentor for new climate leaders at the 21st Climate Reality Training in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Susanne Etti received a master’s in Biology and earned her PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Bonn in collaboration with the University of Oxford studying the spread of infectious diseases due to climate change.
- Impact Investing Australia "Are you ready to scale your impact?"
Sabina Curatolo, Impact Investing's Director of Policy and Social Enterprise Development, will tell us about Impact investing as a growing field of investment which is helping to finance solutions to many of society’s most pressing challenges. Impact investments are investments made into organisations, projects or funds with the intention of generating measurable social and environmental outcomes, alongside a financial return. Sabina's presentation will also focus on their Ready Growth Grant which is now available for organisations looking to scale their social impact. Enterprises who deliver positive social outcomes, and have the potential to secure capital investment, may be eligible for a grant of up to $140,000.
- Beyond soufflés and gymnasts: Iguanas, goldfish and the workplace of the future
Wework William Street
Dr Agustin (Gus) Chevez is an Architect and academic who has dedicated his career to the notion of work and uncovering environments that best support our working lives. He is driven to understand how work has shaped our civilization and given purpose to our very existence. His interest in the relationship between people, space and technology saw him pursue a PhD on the evolution of workplace architecture. Not limited to armchair research he recently walked over 900 km from Melbourne to Sydney to explore human purpose in an Artificially Intelligent world. He will be including his latest research in his talk “Beyond soufflés and gymnasts: Iguanas, goldfish and the workplace of the future”, which illustrates some of his ideas on the future of work. Come along to what will definitely be an intriguing and thought provoking session.
- Becoming a B Corp
What does it take to be a certified B Corporation? Jim Antonopoulos, of Tank, will reflect on their journey to becoming a B Corporation. Tank, a strategic brand consultancy, believes businesses with an equal balance of purpose and profit will create the greatest impact. Find out how Tank achieved their B Corp accreditation and what is means to the people who work there, and the organisations they do business with. What are their values around diversity, equality and inclusion? Find out how your business and work practices can also aspire to do no harm, benefit all and show responsibility towards future generations. Jim searched for guidance and a framework to make Tank a better, more ethical business. "Certified B Corps balance purpose and profit. It's not only about meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. It’s about striving to increase the positive impact we have on our planet!"
- How to Secure Board Support & Spark Change In Your Organisation- a Journey
Board support doesn't just happen. There is a journey. Come along to hear Briar McKinnon-Hall, Leader Vulnerability, EnergyAustralia on her story to get multi-million dollar funding from the board for vulnerable people. Find out how to spark change in your organisation- where did they start, what challenges had to be overcome, what success factors, what would they have done differently in hindsight. Please arrive at 5:30, the presentation/discussion will kick off at 6pm.