Co Ground/Co Ground Coffee | Melbourne, AUS

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.

Nominations Are Now Open For Australia’s Hotly Contested Ethical Enterprise Awards

Moral Fairground’s renowned Ethical Enterprise Award is back this year with a surge of Australian businesses vying for the title.

Charity Tap | Melbourne, AUS

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.

Matthew Kwong | Melbourne, AUS

I’m currently studying a double degree of Business (Finance) and Industrial Design @ Monash University. Besides from studying (and Charity Tap), I’m the National Marketing Lead for UNIHACK Australia and an entrepreneurship ambassador at Monash University’s startup initiative, The Generator. My passion lies within using my design and business expertise to create positive social impact, whether it’s through developing meaningful products or making services more accessible to those who need it.

Orange Sky Australia: How An Idea Between Mates is Now Helping the Homeless Around Australia

Between inspiring many at a multitude of conferences and talks across Australia, invitations to share their story over TV appearances, recently securing the Duchess of Cornwall as their first UK volunteer and continuing to positively connect communities daily with the brilliant work they do, Nic Marchesi, Co-Founder of the amazing Orange Sky Australia still found time to have a chat with TOWNHALL.

Susanna Schumacher | Uppsala, Sweden

My name is Susanna, and I am the CEO/founder of S.SchumacherJewelry. I design jewellery inspired by peace, power, music and feminism and I always give 5% of the price to charity. (For the moment to a organisation called A world of friends, Sweden, that supports poor women and children in Ghana, Africa and in India). I also study to become a social entrepreneur and I love to spend time with my family and to travel.

Hand Me A Coffee | Sydney, AUS

Hand Me a Coffee aims to bridge the gap between the Deaf and Hearing communities through unique cafe experiences where customers can order their coffee in Sign Language.

Goodie | AUS

Goodie is an online platform that connects volunteers with nonprofit organisations and rewards volunteers with certified badges and discounts.

Sam Wells | Melbourne, AUS

I am a passionate, vibrant and energetic soul that has spent the last 2-3 years travelling on and off around the world. I have covered a lot of ground (over 30 countries) and experienced a variety of cultures. I am a keen learner and love to help out wherever I can. I am a strong believer in communication and the community that we create as individuals and have a lot of dreams for myself and where the planet is heading.

Aqeel Camal | Canberra, AUS

I’m a 17 year-old designer, problem solver and community builder. I’ve got a tendency to be extremely optimistic about people and the world we live in. I truly believe that everyone has value to add in this world, but the systems of education currently in place don’t help us realise that potential. There are so many issues out there to be solved, and so many people with great ideas who want to make a difference but are not empowered to act on them. I think that if we were able to help young people around the world reach their potential, we’d have generations growing up who interact mostly through kindness, empathy and compassion, while being empowered with the skills to make the world a better place. The thought of such a world is what drives me.