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We recently hosted a panel event on the real world challenges of doing business for good, featuring Daniel Flynn, Monica Becker, and Melina Morrison.

Bonus | Podcast Ep #7: The Real World Challenges of Doing Business for Good [Panel Event]

October 25, 2022
June 29, 2023
Bonus | Podcast Ep #7: The Real World Challenges of Doing Business for Good [Panel Event]

We recently hosted a panel event on the real world challenges of doing business for good, and wanted to give our listeners access to the full session recording.

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We covered a lot of ground: what business for good means, the biggest social/environmental challenges currently facing industries, examples of businesses improving their impact, whether profit & impact can work together, larger systems changes, and recent findings from our survey of business leaders.

About the panellists:

Daniel Flynn, Thankyou
Daniel Flynn is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Thankyou. In 2008, Daniel led a group of people who launched Thankyou and have seen it grow from a small start-up to become one of Australia’s leading mainstream social enterprises. Today, Thankyou’s products are stocked by major retailers in Australia, with every product contributing to helping end global poverty. To date, Thankyou has raised over $17 million to impact the lives of people across 22 countries.

Monica Becker, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Monica Becker is Director of Beauty, Personal Care and Household Products at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which sets a global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. Monica has over 35 years’ experience in improving the sustainability of products and packaging.

Melina Morrison, BCCM
Melina Morrison is the CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), the peak body for member-owned businesses in Australia. Melina has worked for more than two decades for the cooperative movement, both internationally and in Australia, dedicating her time to raising the profile of this sustainable business model.

Using business as a force for good can be quite the pickle. While you want to balance profit with purpose, real-world challenges get in the way. We don’t have all the answers at The Business Pickle, but we sure have fun seeking them out.

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