“Be aware of your power and be prepared to let it go” 

– Professor Kristy Muir, CEO – Centre for Social Impact

 

ABV were thrilled to be a part of the 3rd annual Australian Pro Bono Summit hosted at Ashurst at the end of August. Among the days’ energised conversations, ABV CEO Liz Mackinlay facilitated a discussion around the power of successful collaboration with Social Ventures Australia, Good Shepherd Microfinance, ABCN Australian Business and Community Network.

It was fantastic to be in the room with so many organisations focused on social impact. Emma Maple-Brown from the Indigenous Law Centre shared her humbling experience of working on constitutional reform – educating herself, being flexible and offering support where needed. Suzie Riddell of Social Ventures spoke about the importance of partnerships and how to maintain a projects’ integrity beyond the individuals involved. And CEO of the Centre for Social Impact, Professor Kristy Muir, delivered a powerful talk on ‘living with purpose, letting go of power and avoiding painting fences.’

An inspiring day amongst individuals and organisations, from both corporate and NFP sectors, coming together to challenge the status quo on social impact and continuing to work on maintaining shared value for businesses and communities.