Chatting with Entrepreneurs, Change Makers and Visionaries on how they are using their business to create amazing outcomes in their community and the world aligning with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Connect with Mick at www.seventeensdg.com , Linkedin or via [email protected]
Finding Happiness with Jules Pace of Happiness Co
42:42Jules (Julian) Pace is the Founder and CEO of the Happiness Co and is Australia’s emerging voice in happiness, emotional wellbeing, and lived-experience mental health. The founder of Happiness Co, he has the goal to positively impact 10 million lives in 10 years. An engaging presenter that uses his own story to create the best environment for your team to gain an understanding of what it really takes to create fulfilment and happiness. He has keynoted at the three largest mental health conferences in the country, he is an Australian of the Year finalist, Mentor of the Year award winner, a National Small Business Champion and is dedicated to using his powerful story to inspire others to overcome everyday challenges in order to create and sustain their own happiness. Connect with Jules via LinkedIn HERE Or via there website HERE Head over to www.seventeensdg.com to find out when we have an event coming to a city near you. for event more impact join our Members4Good network , our online community bringing our entire ecosystem together in one place. www.seventeensdg.com/members4good
Eco cleaning and making recycling easy with John Engelander
43:54In this episode we connect with John Engelander , the founder and CEO of both The Planet Earth Cleaning Company and Ecobin. Purpose driven brands designed to simply clean the world with sustainable products and make recycling easy for workplaces and spaces all around the world. As you'll hear.. simply cleaning a toilet one day gave John a light buld moment to create something that worked for everyone... INCLUDING the people on the front line AND the planet. You can connect with John via his website https://planetearthcleaning.com.au/ or via linkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnengelander/
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Accelerating the social enterprise movement in Victoria with Nick Verginis - CEO SENVIC
32:01Nick is the inaugural CEO of Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC); the community, peak body and catalyser responsible for accelerating the social enterprise movement in Victoria. He is an innovative, energetic and strategic leaders with over 20 years experience across public, private and community sectors in Victoria and the UK. Nick thrives in building new alliances and partnerships towards collective impact. We all have a role in achieving the SDGs, join us at www.senvic.org.au. In this chat, Nick explores the place of social enterprises in the business community and the role they have to play in the wider sustainability and innovation sectors. Nick mentioned "The Christie Centre" and the "Mildura Chocolate Company " to connect with. Connect with Nick via their SENVIC website above or via linkedin HERE Book a ticket to see Nick at SEVENTEENx Melbourne on March 9 either in person or online right HERE
Solving Wicked problems with Dr Sharon Zivkovic
39:11Dr Sharon Zivkovic is based in Adelaide, however an internationally recognised changemaker. Sharon's specialty is enabling community and government systems to take a pragmatic approach to addressing community problems by recognising different types of problems (simple, complicated, complex, wicked) need to be addressed differently Sharon is the Co-Founder and Chiref Innovation Officer of Wicked Lab and the Foudner and CEO of Community Capacity Builders. In both this episode and her SEVENTEENx Adelaide talk in 2022, Sharon poses some deep questions on how we approach the SDGs , how they interlink with one another and how mapping our approach we can find even more solutions for these "wicked" problems. Connect with Sharon at Linkedin HERE [email protected] Website https://www.communitycapacity.com.au/
Empowering farmers around the world with David Davies
41:19David has spent over 30-years in technology in senior management roles at global investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Lehman, Nomura & Standard Chartered Bank. David has also been the Founder and CEO of several successful FinTech, SaaS, and mobile start-ups. David was named by Future Agro Challenge (FAC) as Global Agripreneur of the Year 2018 for his work as CEO of AgUnity helping lift low-income farmers out of poverty. In 2021, David co-created the AgriUT Foundation, which aims to address the impacts of digital and financial exclusion on Last Mile communities by creating a global, peer-to-peer, non-cash payment ecosystem that connects benefactors, communities, markets, investments and sustainable development opportunities with Last Mile farmers. Connect with David via these links LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviesdavid/ Website - https://www.agunity.com/
International Partnerships discovering innovation with Anthony Coles of Green Gold Ventures
43:21Anthony is the CEO of Green Gold Ventures in Australia with a deep experience in Clean Energy space and building partnerships between international businss communities. An internationally experienced Start-up founder, investor & global growth advisor committed to the decarbonisation of industry through the commercial application of new CleanTech/ AgTech & Environmental solutions. Country lead for TusStar global innovation network. Formerly, CEO of ASX-Listed CleanTech Co. Connect with Anthony at [email protected] www.TusStar.com.au Grab a ticket to watch Anthony at SEVENTEENx Adelaide Nov 17 at https://events.humanitix.com/seventeenx-adelaide-2022 Live or online.
Global SDG Case Studies with Dr Claire Brolan
49:41Claire is a health and human rights academic at The University of Queensland, with much of her research interfacing with policy, planning and implementation of the SDG Agenda for the realisation and benefit of both environmental and population health and wellbeing, and social justice (social impact). Research examples include Claire’s leadership examining three countries implementing positive policy and practice examples of SDG implementation (Indonesia, Germany and Mexico), her review of the SDG priorities raised in the written submissions from diverse Australian stakeholders to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into the UN SDGs, and research into how multinational corporations are integrating and leveraging the SDG framework to promote their environmental and population health and social impact responsibilities for the purposes of ESG promotion and compliance (and whether activities are “SDG washing”). Claire is the Honorary Advisory and Thematic Expert for SDG 3 (Health & Wellbeing) on the Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network (LEEG-NET) high-level human rights and SDG advisory board to the United Nations. She also served a term on the Global Council on Financing the SDGs chaired by the Managing Director of Impact Based Finance at Société Générale. Connect with Claire via LinkedIn HERE Link to Claire's research paper on the SDGs we discuss in the episode is HERE
Social Impact with Tyler Miscannon
35:01Tyler is the National Social Impact Manager for Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) in Australia and manages the Flight Centre Foundation, FCTG's Australian social impact initiatives and facilitates FCTG's Reconciliation Journey. Tyler is a public speaker, social entrepreneur, podcast host and country music singer! She is extremely passionate about collaboration, advocacy and innovation for the sake of creating positive sustainable change. Her background includes volunteering, fundraising and working in the United States (since age 12) and then moving to Australia to run corporate wellbeing programs and work across the not-for-profit sector in Queensland. Tyler is the host of Queensland Community Foundation's GIVE. The podcast, interviewing Queensland changemakers to unearth inspirational stories about giving and philanthropy. She sits on multiple advisory committees and is works with social entrepreneurs within not-for-profits, social enterprises and early-stage start-ups to grow and scale their impact. When Tyler is not working she is playing guitar, reading paperback books and exploring in nature. Connect with Tyler on LinkedIn HERE.
Women Mentoring Women around the world with Sahera Sumar
37:21Sahera Sumar, Worldwide SHEroes to empower women across the globe through mentorship and leadership, and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The mission is to develop "Women Leaders for a Better World" ie enabling women to be more self reliant, self empowered and women of influence so they can better impact their world. Taking 15+ years of global corporate experience in talent & leadership development to strengthen leadership capability for international development projects and capacity building projects. Connect with Sahera at https://www.worldwidesheroes.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/saherasumar/
Better Together, Together Better - Talking People with Michael Keating
47:31We're going to use Michael's own bio to introduce to you to him in his own words as they are so super! I am a Human Being and support Others to be More Human! I have worked globally for over 35 years as a Human Development leader for & with International Companies in the areas of change management, organizational development and human relations. People know me as a networker, building bridges between people from different cultures, industries and professions. My focus is to have a win-win situation for both parties in any human relationship. I am very flexible in both my mindset and approach to solving problems. Connect with Michael at https://linktr.ee/michaelkeating or at LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/keatingrelations/ See his mindmap on our convo HERE