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Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the front line of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.

Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the front line of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
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Australia

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Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the front line of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.

Twitter:

@bankaust

Language:

English


Episodes

#24 Untold stories about the Australian music industry

5/22/2018
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Our guest for this episode of On Purpose is a young filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Together with photographer Michelle Grace Hunder, Claudia interviewed over 40 Australian women working in the music industry and compiled their stories into a new documentary: Her Sound, Her Story. A documentary that provides a unique perspective on gender inequality and celebrates women’s achievements in the music industry. Our host Olga Klepova sat down Claudia before the film premiered at Human...

Duration:00:22:00

#23 Divestment at the core to resisting global warming

5/7/2018
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In this episode, Olga Klepova interviews the founder of the environmental organisation 350.org, Bill McKibben. They catch up during his global campaign Accelerate Climate Action. They discuss global trends in divestment that are helping create a sustainable future, Bill’s retreat to Alaska and contemporary activism.

Duration:00:21:27

#22 How climate change affects the Pacific region

4/30/2018
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Climates is an organisation that helps communities affected by climate change in the Australia-Pacific region. Olga Klepova meets with its co-founder Jarrod Troutbeck to learn about the peril placed on local communities and discuss how Climates are raising public awareness. For more info on the upcoming events organised by Climates: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Climates/events/?ref=page_internal

Duration:00:23:21

Fadak Alfayadh: from refugee to human rights advocate

4/16/2018
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In this episode of our podcast, we talked to a young activist and human rights advocate, Fadak Alfayadh. As a child, Fadak and her family learnt to embrace the hardship of seeking asylum to start a new life in Australia. With the support of Road to Refuge, Fadak is a taking campaign ‘Fadak’s story’ national. She has one aim: to convince the Australian Government to increase its refugee intake.

Duration:00:22:12

#20 Community wealth vs individual wealth

4/3/2018
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It is our milestone 20th episode! To make it a bit special this time we have two guests. They share their views on cooperative ownership as a sustainable solution to the housing affordability crisis. Jason Twill, the director of Urban Apostles, focuses on how the sharing economy can interlace with art of city making. Chels Marshall, a PhD candidate at ANU, explores land ownership of Indigenous people and how modern society could successfully transcend from being sustainable to regenerative.

Duration:00:31:05

#19 EFFA: the power of film can grow a positive and sustainable difference

3/15/2018
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The Environmental Film Festival Australia brings unique content to Australians by sourcing films from around the world. Over the last eight years, EFFA has used arts and culture to generate debate around positive and sustainable change. Olga Klepova meets with the CEO of the festival, Chris Gerbing.

Duration:00:24:09

#18 Nature Conservation is much closer than you think

3/5/2018
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A lot of endangered species and plants remain on the private land that without proper care or conservation might face dire consequences. In this episode Olga Klepova discusses with Marnie Lessen, the Strategic Projects Manager at Trust for Nature how they help preserve natural heritage on the private land. One of its projects is the Conservation Reserve purchased by Bank Australia in 2008.

Duration:00:24:08

#16 1 million women: from bite size actions to tangible results

1/29/2018
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Natalie Isaacs, now the CEO of 1 million women, moved from the overpackaging in the cosmetic industry into climate change action when she realised that her contribution matters. This epiphany inspired her to create a movement of women united by the same goal - live life with the least negative impact.

Duration:00:18:15

#15 Money doesn't buy happiness, but it buys choice

1/11/2018
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At Fitted for Work they know that self belief is a cornerstone in fighting the burden of disadvantage that can hit a woman at any point in her life. Once started as a dressing service now the organisation offers a range of programs to women from all walks of life. Our guest today is Donna de Zwart, the CEO of Fitted for Work and we talk about how they help women gain the confidence back and find their value.

Duration:00:25:41

#12 Melbourne Fringe: a bit of provocation for everyone

9/12/2017
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The CEO of Melbourne Fringe Simon Abrahams says the festival is the space for the weird, the wonderful and the cookie where art really makes you feel something. We discuss the fine mixture of politics, business and art and he also gives his top picks for this year festival.

Duration:00:25:21

#3 Hollie Fifer, a young filmmaker who gives people a voice

5/23/2017
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In our podcast Hollie tells about her first feature length doco The Opposition. Set in the Paga Hill community in PNG the story uncovers a fight by the local people for their right to stay in their homes. As a film director, Hollie chose to be an active observer by showing this story to as many people as she can and finding a way to make change.

Duration:00:21:41

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