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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 to 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 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 31/8/2020, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

The Science and Innovation Awards. The Science and Innovation Awards 2021, hosted by ABARES encourages young people who are actively engaged within the agriculture, fishery and forestry sector to apply for up to $22,000 of funding for their original and innovative project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s primary industries. Since the awards were launched in 2001, the Science and Innovation Awards have helped 261 young researchers, innovators and scientists turn their ideas into reality with just over $4 million in grant funding.

What you need to READ:

Banksia Sustainability Awards Nominations.  There is no better way to showcase the feats of our heroes than the prestigious Banksia Awards. For over 30 years the Banksia Foundation has been celebrating leaders and champions for sustainability. COVID-19 has created a new world and has shown us how adversity and hardship can touch each and every one of us.  At the same time, there are also those who have used this opportunity to reset their approach, use this issue to see what is important and how they can remake the world. Nominate someone today!

What you need to HEAR:

Ethical Enterprise Pitch Competition 2020. Moral Fairgrounds is calling out for passionate entrepreneurs working on businesses which are designed to make a difference. Applications are now open for The Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to take place on the 28 October 2020, as part of the Ethical Enterprise Conference. Finalists of the Early Pitch will pitch their ethical start-up or ethical enterprise idea to social entrepreneurial leaders who are influential in the community and who have the mentoring skills and resources to support entrepreneurs or enterprises to make a concept a reality.

givvvable: Want to Engage Corporate Buyers?.  From minority-owned, diverse & inclusive and social enterprises to zero waste to landfill, carbon-neutral, plastic-free, recycled content and circular economy businesses – givvable (winner of CBA’s X15 Xccelerate program) is now accepting registrations from the full range of sustainable businesses. Companies are setting sustainability targets, and suppliers play a critical role. Using proprietary algorithms, givvable profiles eligible suppliers to companies looking to purchase sustainably, socially and with impact. Register today!

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