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Social Impact: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what's happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes and we'll brief you on the what you need to know, read and hear. If you're passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 05/08/2019, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

Get a Slice of the Social Procurement Pie. Procurement in Australia is estimated to be approximately $600 billion, and social procurement is rapidly on the rise. Here are five reasons why the time has never been better for social enterprises to get a slice of the social procurement pie in Australia. And if you’re serious about social enterprise, then the Social Traders Conference is the event to attend. Don’t miss out! Grab your ticket before they sell out!

What you need to READ:

The Best of Social Impact: Must-read Articles of the Month (July 2019)Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social change – or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a round up of last month’s most interesting articles.

What you need to HEAR:

Good is the New Cool. In this inspiring and innovative talk, Afdhel Aziz unpacks how brands and companies can market to Millennials and Gen-Z using the power of purpose. By showing examples of how iconic brands 'make money and do good' at the same time, with principles like 'Think Citizens Not Consumers' and 'Don't Advertise Solve Problems' he shows an innovative new model of marketing that can change the world for the better. If you like what you hear, Good is the New Cool is coming to Australia!

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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