I’ve just returned from Nobel Peace Laureate, Muhammad Yunus’ flagship event, Social Business Day in India and have much to share.
#SBD2018 brings together more than 900 social business practitioners from 30+ countries together for 2 days of dialogue and exchange on this year’s theme – creating a world of 3 zeros: Zero poverty, Zero unemployment and Zero net carbon emission.
In this episode, we are in conversation in situ with Katrina Dunn, CEO of Grameen Australia, and Giles Gunesekera, CEO of Global Impact Initiative. We are carrying on with our central thesis of the intersection of the sense of purpose letter and this new thinking of being an authentic leader in connecting your head and heart and what it looks like in their businesses.
In this episode:
- Katrina’s thoughts on the existential crisis of corporates all over the world and the tension between what the role of the company is and the tension between shareholder and customer primacy
- Giles’ discussion on the services and vision of Global Impact Initiative and the “bottom-up push”
- The Women and Girls Fund – what it is and how it works
Today’s Get on Purpose Action (GOPA):
- Think about how you can solve a social problem using some of your business skills and being able to take that to market in a sustainable way.
- Have a look at superannuation accounts and look at where that money is invested and see if it is in line with their values and purpose and if not, talk to your superannuation fund about your investing options.
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