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INDVSTRVSMay 5, 2017

Philanthropy in Australia has shifted from one-off funding towards investments that become a catalyst for greater social change. Central to this shift is increased integration and alignment of social activities to deliver shared value, and greater collaboration across non-government funders, government and non-profit organisations. Leading the way is film director, producer and 2017 Philanthropy Award’s leading philanthropist, Ian Darling. Combining philanthropy with documentary film making, Darling brings together a compelling blend of business practice and investment to focus on social issues through stories.

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INDVSTRVSMarch 7, 2017

In this disruptive age of complex, multidimensional problems it’s no longer business as usual. Modern workplaces are shaking up how we work. No longer the domain of the 9 to 5, the new modern workplace doesn’t involve sitting at a desk pushing out emails and reports going nowhere. Instead, it offers a plethora of virtual and co-shared workspaces, a smorgasbord of portfolio careers, and the opportunity to build start-ups and bring creativity back to the business roundtable. Although these changes may seem too much for some of us, what this modern workplace does do is encourage a new ecosystem of collaboration, co-creation, connection and mutual prosperity.

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INDVSTRVSJanuary 8, 2017

Taking the world by storm all within a ten-minute ride from his office, co-founder of Higher Ground Farm John Stoddard, combines his passion for urban agriculture with rooftop farming to deliver fabulously fresh food to a community in Boston.

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INDVSTRVSDecember 27, 2016

As a relatively new concept in Australia, shared value is fast becoming the beacon for purpose and sustainable development in business. Not to be confused with the philanthropic and volunteering contributions of corporate social responsibility, shared value meets the capitalist need for profit while bringing social problems to the heart of business.

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INDVSTRVSDecember 20, 2016

Sheltering women in our communities who are homeless due to domestic violence is a wicked problem. While it’s firmly on the national agenda and awareness has increased, so too has the demand for services and housing. We talk to the Emerging Female Leader Winner at the 2016 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, Annabelle Daniel about her journey licensing community shelters.