I Give a Damn: Vinita Baravkar

Inspiring Snippets

Bhumi Organic Cotton

Why do I Give a damn?

I have seen too much of the truth behind the textile industry to not stay quiet …The impact on the earth and the people is devastating and I will stand up for what I believe in and strive to make a positive impact.

Vinita Baravkar

2015 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Sustainability Award



Event: Purpose.do: Let’s Do Good Business, Together

PURPOSE is the coming together of purpose-driven people.

It’s by application only and over two days you’ll get to meet, learn from and be inspired by the best in the industry. The people who are doing good and doing it incredibly well.

We’re going to talk about reinventing business models, shifting corporate cultures and rewriting the role of brands and organisations to be purpose driven.

This is the event for connecting, meeting and learning from like minded people – so join us.

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoDate:  7 – 8 December 2015

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoTime: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoLocation:  Eternity Playhouse & The Commons |  39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoBooking:   http://www.purpose.do

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoEvent Contact details:   hi@purpose.do

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoCost:  $499 – $799

Twitter: @purpose_do
Instagram: @purpose_do
Facebook: purpose.do
Organised by Wildwon

Why Do I Give A Damn – Michelle Monk – Animal Physiotherapist

Inspiring Snippet

Dogs In Motion Canine Rehabilitation

Because I believe the bond between a dog and owner is sacred, and  once you have experienced this – itsa love like no other. When our dogs are injured or sick, its soul destroying.  We feel helpless and responsible and just want them to get better

Why do I do what i do? Anything I can do to nurture this bond – by providing physiotherapy to the dogs and helping the owners to get their dogs back on track.

Michelle Monk
Animal Physiotherapist

Ethical Enterprise Conference


The Ethical Enterprise Conference is a positive educational and networking event for ethical and social enterprises, to discuss the rewards, challenges, issues and opportunities facing ethical and social enterprises, large and small. Regardless of size, enterprises are encouraged to join with fellow leaders to discuss the positive social and economic impact of social investments, through innovative ethical practices.

The purpose of this event is to bring together a community of professionals, business owners, managers, new social entrepreneurs, students and ethical business leaders. Conference is to bring together a community with like-minded values, to discuss how to operate successfully in the social and ethical business sector.

Date:           3 & 4 December 2015

Time:          9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Venue:       The Carlton Connect Initiative, University of Melbourne

LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street Carlton, 3053

Bookings:  Here is the link and for more information visit the Moral Fairground event website  or

Contact Chris Renwick on 0403 047 425

Why do I give a damn – The Rogue Ginger

Inspiring Snippets

The Rogue Ginger

I don’t want the next generation to have to clean up our rubbish.

I try to live zero waste and plastic free, so that I have less of a negative impact on the environment and other people. 

Erin Rhodes

The Rogue Ginger

Ethical Enterprise Award 2015

Rewarding businesses that make a difference

It’s back! The Ethical Enterprise Award is returning for it’s third year in 2015 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s most inspirational enterprises – innovative and ethical practices that deliver positive social and economic impact.

The Ethical Enterprise Award is open to any Australian business or organization of any size that delivers innovative, ethical, positive social, environmental and economic impact in local, state, national or international sectors.

“The winner of this coveted award will be publically recognised for its achievements for positive impact and profit as well as win $10,000 in cash to contribute towards their vision for positive change. The winners will also receive business development and promotional opportunities.” said Susanna Bevilacqua, founder of Moral Fairground, award co-founder.

Last year’s winner, Seven Women, is a development organisation which socially and economically empowers marginalised women in Nepal through skills training and employment.

Steph Woollard : SevenWomen : 2014 Award Winner


Stephanie Woollard, founder of Seven Women, was honored to receive the Ethical Enterprise Award in 2014.


“It was fantastic for the Seven Women team both here in Australia and Nepal to be recognised for the impacts we are making. Receiving the ethical enterprise award has given us a platform from which to expand our model of empowering women.”



“The Ethical Enterprise awards were designed to encourage and celebrate innovation and leadership in the sector, help catalyse its development and, ultimately, make the world a far better place,” said Phil Vernon Managing Director, Australian Ethical Investment.

Applications open   To apply: visit moralfairground.com.au/ethical-enterprise-award-2015

Deadline:  5pm, September 30, 2015

For more information:

Susanna Bevilacqua
Moral Fairground – CEO
T: 0409 943 254
E: susanna@moralfairground.com.au

Kirstie Ly
Communications Advisor
T: 0403 385 803
E: kirstie.ly@gmail.com

About Moral Fairground:

Moral Fairground is a Melbourne-based social enterprise and organiser of the annual Fair@Square, Australia’s largest ethical and fair-trade festival. Having been operating with the ethical sector since 2009, Moral Fairground’s aim is to create positive social impact by increasing economic opportunities and fairness within society – achievements met by creating avenues for enterprises to become more effective in delivering their social mission. Learn more at moralfairground.com.au

About Australian Ethical:

Australian Ethical is Australia’s only ethical superannuation and investment fund, and invests only in sectors that provide positive, sustainable change for society and the environment. They are the most fossil fuel free superfund and investment fund in Australia and disclose 100% of its portfolio. They do not invest in industries such as tobacco, uranium, coal mining, exploitation of people or old growth forest logging. They are the first publically listed company in Australia to earn B Corp certified status and one of only a handful of organisations worldwide. Learn more at australianethical.com.au

Webinar: Clarity …. Through A Glass Brightly

I confess…  is Sandy McDonald is a friend and colleague –  she has a powerful story to tell about “getting it right on line”.  Invited to the TEDx Melbourne stage in 2014 she received a standing ovation with an audience of 900 – the video is worth a watch.

Sandy has created a free webinar series for you – drawing on her own experience and expertise and that of her network.  I invite you to join me on this 6-week webinar series – details below.

Free webinar series over 6 weeks

June 25- July 30


In a life time of working with business owners and decision makers, we know the single most important factor for doing business well is clarity.

Too often we go about doing stuff without it and at great cost.

So, we’ve put together a webinar series on Clarity which runs for six weeks, starting June 25th, 2015.

The series features half a dozen entrepreneurs who have found clarity through many more than the mandatory 10,000 hours it takes to become experts in their respective fields. They’ll each examine clarity, why it’s necessary and how to get and sustain it through a variety of business activities. They’ll prove why every business owner should invest in the work of clarity with rigour to benefit them, their clients and their businesses.

Over the series, you’ll take away at least 18 insights, techniques and processes you can implement in your business immediately to help you get and sustain clarity in whatever you wish to achieve.

The Presenters

Carolyn Tate on clarity and purpose — founder of the of the Slow School of Business and author of Conscious Marketing

Jon Yeo on clarity and speaking — TEDx Melbourne convenor and TEDx talker

Geraldine Coy on clarity and truth — handpicked by Nelson Mandela to sit on a commission of enquiry into the causes and perpetrators of violence in Capetown townships, author of Brave Truth and creator of the board game of the same name

Yamini Naidu on clarity and storytelling — economist turned storyteller extraordinaire, co-author of Hooked and international speaker

Ange Dadds on clarity and conversations — genius in how to have difficult conversations

Sandy McDonald on clarity and intention —TEDx talker, author of Get It Right Online

We look forward to talking clarity with you. You can register as our guest here. There are only 100 registrations available per webinar. https://through-a-glass-brightly.eventbrite.com.au

B the Change! Be a B Corp(oration)

The B Corp movement is a systemic solution to address society’s greatest challenges by offering a concrete, market-based and scalable resolution.

Success in business has a new definition and it’s being redefined by a global movement of Certified B(enefit) Corporations. These business leaders are shifting the paradigm to benefit all business stakeholders, not just shareholders. They are voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace.

Avoid Greenwashing – B Authentic.

As the market becomes flooded with pretenders, becoming a B Corporation is a way to stand out and let everyone know that your company has full transparency and has been third party verified. It helps set you apart as a thought leader, distinguishes your business in a crowded market, and helps associate your brand with some of the most socially and environmentally responsible companies on the planet.

The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where entering a new market, or planning for succession.

Australia and New Zealand

B Lab Australia & NZ had its official launch at the end of August 2014 in both Melbourne and Sydney, building enthusiasm for the movement.  of companies have logged on to check out the assessment and measure where they lie as compared to similar B Corp companies.
To keep the momentum going, B Lab hosts Morning Teas twice a month in both Melbourne and Sydney to give interested people the chance to get to know the movement a bit better and ask any questions they have in person. There is always a Certified B Corp present to give further advice on their certification experience. Check out B Corp at bcorporation.net.au and follow the link to our events page.

These events can be found on our Evenbrite page here: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/b-lab-australia-amp-new-zealand-6213342057


Follow the story of an Australian company on their BCorp Journey.

Serversaurus BCorp Journey part 1

Serversaurus BCorp Journey part 2 

Serversaurus BCorp Journey part 3

Serversaurus BCorp Journey part 4


BCorp - B-Circle-Red-Stamp


image: gratitude to Unsplash