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Insight: Making Good

Insight is back and shaping up for another year of lively discussions with a stellar line up of business mavericks, cultural iconoclasts, and community identities.

Our 2020 program kicks off as usual with a look at workplace trends. This month we focus on the business of doing good with a panel of experts who are using their commercial nous, community connections, and cultural expression to work for good.

Our special guest panel features:

  • Adam Verwey: Co-founder and ethical investment team leader at green tech superannuation fund Future Super, and a director at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility;
  • Jacqui Challinor: Nomad head chef and mastermind behind the #CookfortheBush initiative that saw 30 of Sydney’s biggest names in food band together in an epic gourmet bake sale that raised $150,000 for bushfire affected regions;
  • Caroline Rothwell: international sculptural artist exploring the intersection of art and science, nature and history, ideology and society.  She has been commissioned to make numerous public art projects including City Of Sydney’s “Youngsters” in Barrack Street.

When: Tuesday 25th February, 5.30pm drinks ahead of a 6-7pm panel discussion

Where: Golden Age Bar and Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Tickets: Purchase tickets here; Client RSVPs to email events@theofficespace.com.au (free for the first 20 TOS clients)

About Insight by The Office Space Now in its sixth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics and reveal the secrets of their success under a monthly theme. Traversing all aspects of business, including the fields of design, culture, innovation, technology, finance and marketing, the sell-out program has featured speakers such as actors Susie Porter and Rachel Ward; artists Del Kathryn Barton and Ramesh Nithiyendran; fashion designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born, and Genevieve and Alex Smart from Ginger and Smart; architects William Smart and Kelvin Ho; producers Jan Chapman and Bridgit Iken; and philanthropists Ronni Kahn and Hamish Balnaves. Insight continues to push the boundaries by asking the pertinent questions that impact all business decision-makers, be they small, medium or even the larger organisations, as we face continuous change and new challenges. Each month a new Insight theme is explored, delivered and debated. Our 2020 program is as follows:

  • February 26th – Working For Good
  • March 31st – Women in Business
  • April 28th – Storytelling
  • May 26th – Fashion
  • June 30th – The Film Business
  • July 28th – Profit & Loss
  • August 25th – The Body
  • September 29th – Art Life
  • October 27th – Climate Change
  • November 24th – Architecture

All sessions start with drinks and light canapes in the Golden Age Bar from 5:30pm with the panel interview 6-7pm. Tickets are $25 + GST per person and include a welcome drink. Insight proudly supports the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF) with full proceeds from ticket sales going directly to the SCF Business Incubator for disadvantaged women. In 2018, the Foundation’s influential “Conversations or Change” event series merges with the popular Insight event program to explore contemporary issues relevant to Sydneysiders and beyond.

About Sydney Community Foundation. Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, is Sydney’s only independent Community Foundation, granting to grassroots organisations who design and run projects that meet the needs of Greater Sydney local communities. For over a decade, Sydney Community Foundation has been the small grant specialist, supporting grassroots charities and services across Sydney. During this time the Foundation has overseen the distribution of $5 million in grants for impact, ranging between $5,000 to $100,000, to projects that create belonging; education and employment pathways; build safety and independence; and transform place.

For more information please contact Naomi Tosic at naomi@theofficespace.com.au or 02 82182100.

For program information or ticket sales, please go to www.theofficespace.com.au/blog or contact events@theofficespace.com.au

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