On Monday night, July 9, President Ian had great pleasure welcoming guests Kendall Clifton-Short and Sabra Sayed.
Guest speaker Kendall talked about commodity crises, finance resource, situations we’ve never seen before, and what’s happening in the global scale. Organisations are now being asked to be responsible for the things they have never been asked to be responsible for in the past. And if we want to understand how we could help businesses navigate these changes, we really need to look at what’s going on, and the first thing to look at is ‘mindset’. Process comes next, followed by Design, Packaging, and Waste.
A company, over a number of years, have transported their plants into zero waste facilities. Not only are they able to profit from the product that they make, but they also made a boost in that what used to be a cost is now a profit.
So, how can we make money by doing good, and how can we use businesses to take the challenges that we are facing as a society and turn them into opportunities? There’s lots of avenues and pathways to explore the viability of partnering with other organisations, building a relationship, and doing the right thing. The key to doing any of this is great leadership. We need leaders who will: ask the tough questions, look for opportunities, and make hard decisions. When we are willing to ask questions and reshape the way we think, connect and do business, we ultimately drive a systems-change and remould the business world as a force for good.
Pictured here are Kendall, Gillian and Fred, Greg, Sabra and Carol, and Robin and Bev with their birthday cupcakes, presented by Ian.