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    B Local Sydney: Purposeful Entrepreneurship and how it is powering growth and innovation

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    Now more than ever we need to work together as a force for good. Purpose is both a value and an asset for companies that are passionate, authentic and committed to 'doing business better'.

    See Atlassian and Future Super -ย who led the #NotBusinessAsUsual Campaign (Future Super will be on our panel) - Patagonia and newly-certifiedย Kathmandu and the wave of mission-led startups entering every sector.

    B Corporations are at the front of this trend. Wearing their values on their sleeve, they are businessesย that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability -ย working to prove that combining profit and purpose is both possible and necessary.

    The panel will bring together leaders from successful B Corp businesses in Sydney, from superannuation, B2B services, design &ย innovation, digital,ย crowdfunding, and food - learn how these businesses are using the power of purpose to fuel their impact and their business success.

    We will explore how B Corps are embedding purpose at the heart of their businesses, the tensions that can come up when combining profit and purpose and the opportunities and meaning of the trend towards social enterprise for entrepreneurs, investors and for all of us as consumers and citizens. Because when it all comes down it to, we're all in this together. We are interdependent.


    • 5:30-6:15. Drinks, nibbles & networking
    • 6:15-7:00. Panel
    • 7:00. Continue the conversation at the pub.ย Untied,ย Rooftop, Level 4, Exchange Place, , 400 Barangaroo Avenue

    The panel will feature:

    • Grace Palos fromย Future Super (the initiators of the #NotBusinessAsUsual campaign)
    • Ainhoa Martinez fromย Sample Coffee
    • Tom Dawkins fromย StartSomeGood
    • Alison Michalk fromย Quiip
    • Ben Pecotich from Dynamic4

    Come and celebrate our interdependence with great zero-waste food, drinks, and smart insights from these ethical business leaders.

    You may be photographed or videoed while attending this event: please approach the organiser if you have questions, concerns, or do not wish this to happen.ย 

    We may add you to our B Local Sydney mailing list so we can follow up, and you can receive updates about our activities: this mailing list will have an easy-to-find unsubscribe button. You may also be contacted by event hosts with relevant news and future events.

    This event is part ofย Spark Festivalย and upholds theย Spark Code of Conduct.

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