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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Setting the Foundation for Growth, Resilience and Positive Impact

Startups - Talk

Event Details

Can you futureproof your business in a changing climate?

Ensure your business will adapt, survive, and thrive in a changing world. Join industry experts and prepare for the business challenges of the 21st century in a workshop with interactive presentations and a networking lunch. Bring your thoughts on urban resilience, hear the results of a mentoring pilot program and the impacts of government policy (the positive and the negative), and settle in for insights into the B Corp movement as Matthew Nation (founder and Managing Director at Nation Partners) and Will Richardson (Head of Venture Capital at Impact Investment Group) share their wisdom. Startup or entrepreneur, big business or small, you’ll come out of this session with a competitive advantage and a new take on how to adapt to increasingly complex challenges.

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Speaker Info

Maree Grenfell

Maree Grenfell is Resilient Melbourne’s Learning and Network Manager as part of the 100 Resilient Cities program. She develops and facilitates networks and learning opportunities to embed resilience thinking and practice into partnerships; internationally, nationally and locally. Utilising her degree in psychology, Maree has been delivering dynamic change for over fifteen years in private, community and government sectors influencing positive change for our planet and its people; her goal is a community-centered future in which cities and human wellbeing are interdependent.

Matthew Nation

Matthew Nation is the founder and Managing Director of Nation Partners, an advisory and project delivery firm that connects industry leaders and thinkers and collaborates with clients to solve problems. Nation Partners isn’t your regular consulting firm. A certified B Corporation, they attract and develop the brightest thinkers and take an active part in shaping the world. They have built the business around B Corp principles and have been recognised for the last two years as being in the top 10% of all B Corps globally for employee impact.

Shane Gladigau

Shane Gladigau is a senior policy analyst and project manager in the Victorian Government, specialising in innovation and collaboration. In 2017, he was on secondment at the Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office (RMDO) bringing to life the Innovative Business Models (IBM) action of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy. The IBM pilot project was a partnership between RMDO, B Lab Australia, two leading MBA schools, councils and 12 SMEs that explored the use of the B Impact Assessment to improve business resilience.

Will Richardson

Will Richardson leads Impact Investment Group’s Giant Leap VC team and oversees all elements of that business, including sourcing, assessing and negotiating investments, working with investees, and working with clients. Will has almost 15 years’ experience in the private equity, property and corporate finance sectors with companies like the CVC Group and Ernst & Young. He is a Director of the Responsible Investment Association of Australia and a Director of Right Now, a not-for-profit human rights media organisation.

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