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Social impact collaborators #2: Where to from here?

Social innovation is a broad church. Designers, researchers, strategists, analysts and communicators are working across corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. We use a plethora of models and techniques – some borrowed, some altered, others created – and, we’re applying experience in diverse sectors and settings.

  • July 18, 2018
  • The Realm of Possibilities, 3A Glasshouse Road, Collingwood, VIC 3066
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The work is complex, but the premise remains simple: address social and environmental needs with business-minded innovation. Create shared value.

Following the success of Ellis Jones’ first event, Social impact collaborators #2 is all about being inspired by your colleagues. A pause to appreciate the amazing work being done and share a few tricks from the bottom of the kit bag. To gain strength from the calibre of the company you keep.

This edition, we’re going global with international perspectives and case studies from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. We explore where great work is being done, and who’s at the table to make it happen. And we ask the question, ‘what can we expect next’?

Speakers include:

  • Melanie Yap, newly appointed Director, Social Impact at Ellis Jones, who has just returned from seven years social impact consulting to start-ups and major brands in Europe and Asia.
  • Melinda Macleod, Program Director, Environmental Resilience, at BHP Billiton Foundation, who works with Partners to deliver lasting change through their Projects that range from coral reefs to Amazon rainforests, and Australia’s deserts to Canada’s frozen boreal forests.
  • Sarah Bailey, Partnerships Manager, Shared Value Project, who has brought back from New York and the Shared Value Leadership Summit an intimate understanding of the focus areas for major US investment, corporate and philanthropic organisations.

And then there is you. Be ready to share your top success and maybe niggling frustration in pleasant and empathetic company. Because, as much as the board mandates it, and the executive endures it, we do it.