On Purpose podcast
Summary: Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
The Environmental Film Festival Australia brings unique content to Australians by sourcing films from around the world. Over the last eight years, EFFA has used arts and culture to generate debate around positive and sustainable change. Olga Klepova meets with the CEO of the festival, Chris Gerbing.
A lot of endangered species and plants remain on the private land that without proper care or conservation might face dire consequences. In this episode Olga Klepova discusses with Marnie Lassen, the Strategic Projects Manager at Trust for Nature how they help preserve natural heritage on the private land. One of its projects is the Conservation Reserve purchased by Bank Australia in 2008.
100 most substantive solutions to reverse Global Warming are all mapped out in one Drawdown project. 22 countries, 120 advisors and many others put their expertise together to produce the "most comprehensive plan ever to reverse Global Warming". We speak to the founder and Executive Director of Drawdown project Paul Hawken during his tour to Australia.
Natalie Isaacs, now the CEO of 1 million women, moved from the overpackaging in the cosmetic industry into climate change action when she realised that her contribution matters. This epiphany inspired her to create a movement of women united by the same goal - live life with the least negative impact.
At Fitted for Work they know that self belief is a cornerstone in fighting the burden of disadvantage that can hit a woman at any point in her life. Once started as a dressing service now the organisation offers a range of programs to women from all walks of life. Our guest today is Donna de Zwart, the CEO of Fitted for Work and we talk about how they help women gain the confidence back and find their value.
In 2014 Australia saw its first Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews setting off on a journey to fight extinction of Australian native species. Increased number of numbats is one of the achievements during his tenure. He believes winning the war against feral cats and taking over Kardashian celebrity status is next.
Australian Progress has become a school for many young activists in Australia looking at how to create effective campaigns, build influential leaders and shape better future with active social sectors. Nick Moraitis tells us about the skills and knowledge required and brings up examples of failures and wins of an Asylum seekers campaign.
The CEO of Melbourne Fringe Simon Abrahams says the festival is the space for the weird, the wonderful and the kooky where art really makes you feel something. We discuss the fine mixture of politics, business and art and he also gives his top picks for this year festival.
For Sustainable House Day more than 180 innovative green homes across Australia will open their doors to the public, giving a rare glimpse into exceptional design and sustainable solutions. We speak with the CEO of the organising company Alternative Technology Association Donna Luckmann about the event and the real life tips for sustainable living.
Preserving native habitat knowing its dire loss numbers requires not only a positive spirit, but a pinch of science, great team and accepting the fact that some species are beyond saving. Dr Elisa Raulings, Business Leader, Conservation Planning and Science at Greening Australia tells us about their work and the maintenance of the Bank Australia Conservation reserve.
Purpose not the profit should measure your success, says Berry who is an impact investor. She believes there is no such thing as a self-made man but it is the power of a community and the family that makes the business thrive.
Keeping one homeless person on the street costs $30.000-40.000 to the budget per year. The simplified employment process of The Big Issue gives the most marginalised members of the society a chance to earn income. Emma O'Halloran from Australia's longest standing social enterprise and Bank Australia customer The Big Issue tells about their business model and future projects to tackle homelessness on a different level. Subscribe to our podcast here or on iTunes itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/on-pu…d1231942862?mt=2
Victorian regional organisation Zoe Support refutes the stereotypes about young parenting equipping young mothers with confidence and sense of belonging. With the founder, Anne Webster, we discuss the labels acquired by the cultural upbringing, financial sustainability of a social enterprise and lost sense of community that is crucial in her work. Subscribe to our podcast here or on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/on-purpose-podcast/id1231942862?mt=2
What is the essence of the indigenous leadership and how can we secure Australian cultural identity through ancestry stories? We ask the co-chair of Reconciliation Victoria Belinda Duarte. Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/on-purpose-podcast/id1231942862?mt=2
What are the principles that guide Human Rights Watch to work on a specific issue or crisis? How are Australia's actions in the South East Asia and its policy affect the region? Our guests, Iain Levine, program director at Human Rights Watch and Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division discuss the area of human rights and the real actions that have positive impact.