John ElliottTimothy O'BrienTracey BaileyKatie Roberts


$95.00 inc GST

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OH NO! We are extremely sorry to say that our event has had to be postponed due to circumstances out of our control. It will be back! Keep an eye on our socials for updates.

Peppermint presents an exciting new event series – better.

Whether you’re a start-up or established business owner, a social entrepreneur or corporate employee, our first event – better.business – will be a morning filled with insights, education and practical advice to help create a community of mindful leaders who use business as a force for positive change.  

Sustainability, ethics, closed-loop systems, social enterprise, purpose and people-led practices are driving the new economies, and there are many different ways to incorporate these concepts into the workplace and beyond. Come and hear from experts who are using business for good, learn new ways of working that balance social, environmental and financial strategies, and meet others in your tribe to support your journey.

We believe that there’s no such thing as perfection; taking steps towards being better is the only way forward. There is a better way! Come and be part of the solution.




John Elliot / Former MD of TOMS Australia & New Zealand and founder of Save Our Soles

TOPIC: Using business to improve people’s lives

John Elliott was formerly the Managing Director of TOMS Australia & New Zealand, the One for One company that improves people’s lives. John was responsible for the brand’s significant business growth and awareness since TOMS launched in the Australian and New Zealand market in 2012. An influential leader and longstanding practitioner of corporate social responsibility, John is committed to finding great vehicles to align himself with to make the world a better place for the next generation. He is a founding board member of B Lab Australia and New Zealand that look after B Corporations who are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. John also sits on the Retail advisory board of Save the Children, Australia. John has years of insider experience and a realistic, pragmatic view on how companies can create real change. John is also the founder of Save Our Soles, an Australian company that is committed to recycling unwanted footwear in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Timothy O’Brien / Hatched Consulting

TOPIC: What is your purpose? What do you want as your legacy?

Tim is the founder of Hatched, an advisory firm that designs business models that have purpose at their core. He helps businesses articulate why they exist and strategically designs their businesses to do good and be impactful. Hatched works with purposeful businesses like Aesop, TOM Co, Marque Lawyers, Myuma Group’s Spinafex Project and many more. Tim believes business is a powerful force for change. The businesses he helps build are proven to be more resilient, productive and ultimately profitable – he brings a human approach and practical business perspective when designing and implementing purpose-based models. He works as a coach, advisor and consultant for individuals, start-ups and more established businesses, as well as larger organisations.

Katie Roberts / Sustainability In Style

TOPIC: How to reach and speak a sustainability message to an audience

Sustainability Education Researcher and Environmental Scientist Katie Roberts believes everyone is a leader for sustainability. Her post-graduate research into the delivery of social media messages for real-world eco outcomes were inspired by her own online adventures through ‘Sustainability in Style’. A venture that began in 2010 as a series of clothing swaps, and morphed into a web platform that help stylish folks become resilient, mindful and conscious consumers.

Tracey Bailey / Biome

TOPIC: My journey – a case study in building a purpose-before-profit business

Eco-entrepreneur, Tracey Bailey’s journey has taken her from working in Indonesia and experiencing close-up encounters with orangutans to founding eco-retailer, Biome. Tracey’s journey to protect the environment is inspiring and heartwarming. She was dumpster diving before it became trendy in search for cardboard boxes to reuse for online orders and has never offered plastic shopping bags, over a decade before the ban. Biome stocks only products that are proven safe for consumers and the planet, and demonstrate this with a wholly transparent supply chain. They were also the first retailer in Australia to become registered as a BCorp.




Michael Stafford and Ryan EverettPay A Sack Forward and Studio Thrifty 4

Pay A Sack Forward is an initiative where for a five dollar donation an individual experiencing homelessness is gifted a sack containing basic essential food, hygiene and warmth supplies. Studio Thrifty 4 is an op shop where all profits go towards Pay A Sack Forward.

Katie Johnson / Wild: The Lifestyle Co (formerly EcoBling)

WILD – The Lifestyle Co is a multi-collection brand selling products made from upcycled waste and planting trees with its profits. WILD founder, Katie Johnston, previously worked in conservation and created EcoBling, a social enterprise jewellery company that worked with Indigenous communities and various social and environmental groups.

Somali Hedditch / Multiculti Co

Multiculti Co is a ‘sewcial enterprise empowering women and embracing diversity’ by selling unique clothing sourced from low income and marginalised women around the globe. Multiculti Co’s Founder, Sonali Hedditch has worked to empower female entrepreneurs in over thirty countries around the world and has been involved with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Indigenous Business Australia and the boards of NGOs VOICE and The Global Women’s Project.




DATE:  Friday 2nd November
TIME: 9am – 12.30pm
LOCATION: The Glasshouse, QUT, 34 Parer Place via Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove QLD
COST: $95 earlybird tickets – ticket price will increase to $129 from Wednesday 24th October


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