Economic Development

Brendan Devoy | Auckland, NZ

I’m a 23 year old marketing graduate from Auckland, New Zealand.
Misfit has been a project that has evolved from my humble beginnings of brewing some questionable homebrew while at University. Graduating in late 2015, I developed the company in the first half of 2016, before getting a corporate job at New Zealand’s largest brewery. 18 months later, I decided to leave this job, jumping into Misfit Brewing Co. full time, working to release our first range of beers in late 2018.

Food For Change | Melbourne

Food For Change grows and rescues fresh nutritious food to feed those in need. The idea started in 2016 in Melbourne with the realisation that there was plenty of vacant land that could be farmed to provide quality fresh food to those in need. Since then we have set up our first major farm site and currently we are trilling our community garden growing program and local community food rescue program.

Co Ground/Co Ground Coffee | Melbourne

Co-Ground is not your classic charity. It is a global network of changemakers working together to make equality real. Through social enterprise, vibrant events and committed volunteers, Co-Ground feeds 100% of its profits where they counts most, in our community programs. We have education and livelihood programs in the Asia-Pacific that are all community developed and led, ensuring our impact is sustainable.

The Karma Collective | AUS

We are all about making the world a better place each and every day. Whether it’s as something as simple as brightening up someones day with a smile, we believe that everyone can positively impact our world.
Our goal is to put out good karma everyday – and collectively, significantly impact our world for the better. We want to do this by having a product offering that people love, that will also make a meaningful difference in the world.

Louise Matich | New Zealand

Originally from New Zealand, I have spent the last three years both living and working overseas on numerous international projects and events in both the public and private sectors. I have a degree in Management and Psychology, a background in International Development and am focused on and passionate about creating a positive impact and driving social change.

The Possibility Project | Sydney, AUS

The Possibility Project is about restorative justice. It’s about restoring balance between people and planet through conscious relationships. We have created a slow clothing label called slumwear108, made through practises that value dignified relationships throughout the entire supply chain. The power of restorative justice is that it aims to nurture change without judgement, punishment, fear and separation.

Wayfaring Foundation | Melbourne

Wayfaring Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, which is based in Melbourne Australia, directly benefiting children and communities every year in Cambodia, by providing free education to the underprivileged. The Foundations aims is through our full and viable development model, Wayfaring Foundation provides safe learning centres, libraries, community projects and provides children with basic school supplies.

Charity Tap | Melbourne

Charity Tap is a social enterprise that aims to work with hospitality businesses across Australia to help raise funds for local charity projects. From Melbourne City Mission to Kids Under Cover, Charity Tap rotates project funding on a quarterly basis in order to maximise their impact across a range of local charities. How it works is hospitality business join Charity Tap by pledging anywhere between 50c to $2 per pint / schooner / jug of beer sold. The funds get pooled together on a monthly basis then donated at the end of the quarter period.

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