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Conscious capitalism and futures beyond economic growth

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Price: A$20.00 /per person
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Conscious capitalism and futures beyond economic growth

Many of us are interested in building better futures across environmental, social and economic horizons but what does this look like at the broader system level?

Some advocate the notion that conscious capitalism (, shared value ( or social enterprise ( will allow us to improve quality of life and innovate our way beyond current environmental challenges. Free markets, entrepreneurship and competition, managed with trust, compassion and collaboration are the best vehicles to equity, sustainability and prosperity.

Others argue that we need to build a new kind of economy (, rethink the money system (, reconsider governance of the global commons (, support the development of peer to peer culture ( and even work towards a not-for-profit world (

What kind of systems might allow the emergence of a thriving planetary civilisation?

What kind of organisations and decision making processes will best serve the development of these systems?

Join host Julian Waters-Lynch in conversation with Donnie Maclurcan, Caroline Mclaren and Murali Maheswaran for a lively, provocative and interactive exploration of the relationship between current organisational models and the bigger picture of our shared future.

Donnie Maclurcan is co-founder of the Post Growth Institute (– an international group exploring and inspiring paths to global prosperity that don’t rely on economic growth and the convenor's of Free Money Day ( He is also the founder and ideas guy at Project Australia (– a community organisation helping people start, scale and sustain not-for-profit initiatives. He's passionate about innovative yet simple approaches to social change and likes to build on what's already working, whilst retaining a critical lens by which to make such observations. He's recently written a book titled Nanotechnology and Global Equality (, coedited another: Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability (;jsessionid=JYgI1HHTCole4ja3j4h9zQ**)and is working on his next one: Not for Profit World: An EcoNomics for All. Donnie holds a PhD in social science from the University of Technology, Sydney

Connect with Donnie on Twitter @donmacca (

Caroline is passionate about finding the intersection between companies ‘doing well’ financially"and ‘doing good’ for the broader community. She's currently undertaking an experiment into this field as Director of Strategy at Bridge Fellows ( Having worked in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space, she seeks to explore the opportunities business provides to create sustainable and meaningful positive change for broader society, regardless of the operational form.

Until recently Caroline was a consultant at the global strategy firm Bain & Company (, and has also done stints in marketing with the likes of George Weston Foods and Yahoo!7. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Connect with Caroline on Twitter @carolinemclaren (

Murali is inspired by you. What!? He doesn’t even know me. No matter, he believes in the truth of your emergence in this shared life. It indicates to him an abiding certainty of the deeply authentic greatness that only you are capable of manifesting. After a decade long detour through the Australian Public Service, the Victorian Public Service, private tax practice and curating not-for-profit leadership forums, he is no longer waiting for the Revolution, he is ready to co-create it with you.

Gathering from 6pm with panel discussion from 6:30pm to 8pm.

You are also welcome to join us from 4pm at the Hub for a shared discussion about the Collaboratory itself.

We will be following the discussion with drinks and inspired conversation. Hope to see you there. :)

*registration includes beer and wine.