Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Businesses to benefit from entrepreneur and philanthropist

David Lee October 19, 2016

LOCAL businesses are set to benefit from the knowledge and expertise provided by social entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jon Dee when he takes to the stage as keynote speaker at GV BRaIN’s networking lunch.

On Sky News business channel, Jon is the anchor host of Smart Money, where he shows businesses how to improve their bottom line by being smarter with their use of energy and other resources. The show also covers innovation, renewable energy and new business models.

Released in 2010, Jon’s Sustainable Growth book has become the definitive sustainability guidebook for small business. With 90,000 copies distributed, his book showed that being sustainable is good for the bottom line.

Jon’s recent book Energy Cut is a definitive energy efficiency guide for small to medium sized businesses. Written in plain English, Energy Cut describes 20 practical steps that businesses can take to cut their energy use and save money.

As a philanthropist, Jon is the founder and managing director of the Australian advocacy organisation DoSomething. In June 1991, he also founded Planet Ark in partnership with Pat Cash. He headed up the organisation for 15 years, turning it into a household name and a powerful force for change.

Together with Olivia Newton-John, Jon founded Australia’s National Tree Day and the international One Tree Per Child initiative. Jon is the global director of One Tree Per Child, which is currently planting trees in seven countries.

The GVBRaIN event will be held on Friday, October 14 from 12pm to 3pm at the Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton. Cost is $38 and includes a two course meal and beverages. Tickets can be purchased from the Riverlinks Box Office by phoning 5832 9511.