B Lab Australia & New Zealand have combined with UTS Business School to present a special event that will challenge and inspire you.
Four rock-star quality speakers will present on why it was important for their businesses to become B Corporations, from the viewpoint of 2030. This will be explored from social, environmental and business engagement perspectives. We will explore the role of business in society and revist how success is defined.
B Corporations are leaders of an emerging economy, one in which businesses are purpose-driven and create benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
This is special event, with free entry and strictly limited ticket availability. There will be no repeat shows in Sydney so register now to ensure you don't miss out.
6:00pm - Event registration
6:15pm - Speakers' presentations commence
7:30pm - Panel Question and Answer Session
8:15pm - Event close
The event venue was Inspired by the idea of a treehouse, designed by architect Frank Gehry as “a growing learning organism with many branches of thought, some robust and some ephemeral and delicate”. Gehry was determined to not only create a new Sydney landmark but internal spaces that inspire real and relevant research and learning outcomes, interdisciplinary collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas. To learn more about the building, click here.
THE ROCK STARS:
Rob is the lead advocate at Ben & Jerry’s to keep Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission in balance with the company’s Product Mission and Economic Mission. Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission looks to achieve innovative ways that the business can use its many resources to create positive social change in the world and make progress on the company’s sustainable corporate concept of “linked prosperity,” whereby as the company prospers, its stakeholders prosper too.
Helen Souness came into her role at Etsy with the mission to develop the team and business within Australia and is also working towards building a strong community across Asia. Her CV includes senior roles in market-leading companies including SEEK, Lonely Planet and Envato. According to Souness, Etsy’s mission ‘reimagining commerce in ways that make for a fulfilling and lasting world,’ was what first attracted her to the role. “It seems to me that the ways Etsy maximises the benefits to makers and sellers of craft, vintage and supplies is real proof of the company’s commitment to their local artists and suppliers, and this idea of reimagining commerce.”
James Chin Moody is the Founder and CEO of Sendle, Australia’s first carbon-neutral parcel delivery service. He is the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World and CEO of TuShare, Australia’s fastest-growing giving community. Previously James has held roles as Executive Director, Development at the CSIRO, Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, member of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Advisory Board and Trustee for the Australian Museum.
He sits on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Advisory Council and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society. From 2004-11 he was a panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors. James has a PhD in innovation theory from the Australian National University and was Chief Systems Engineer for the Australian Satellite FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years.
B Lab is a non-profit organization that serves a global movement of people redefining success in business. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.
For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.
UTS Business School provides integrative and practice-oriented business education within a leading university of technology and is also internationally recognised for its innovative research. The Business School’s contemporary approach to business education prepares students for a world that demands more than specialist expertise in a particular discipline.
Its aim is to produce ‘integrative thinkers’ who are able to combine traditional business skills with those from disciplines such as design and engineering as they tackle the challenges of business in a globalised world. Active engagement with business and the community is an important part of this innovative approach to teaching and research. Learn more
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B Lab is the not-for-profit that certifies B Corporations (B Corps). B Corps are a global movement of business leaders that seek to redefine success in business, so that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. We envision that in a generation's time, all businesses will measure and manage their impact as readily as they do profitability.
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