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Millennials key to SA becoming a global pioneer in the Purpose Economy

19 December 2018 Internationally recognised social entrepreneur Suzi Sosa has identified attracting and retaining millennials, as a crucial move for South Australia to grow the Purpose Economy. Ms Sosa, the co-founder and CEO of Verb, a global social enterprise based in Adelaide’s sister city, Austin, Texas, has handed down recommendations as part of her ‘Thinker’ […]

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Moving forward to reduce Indigenous unemployment in SA

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 4 December 2018   In a push to encourage greater Indigenous participation in South Australia’s workforce, local businesses are being called upon to create more job opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The unemployment rate for Indigenous South Australians is at 22 per cent, compared to 6.2 per cent for […]

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Adelaide Lord Mayoral candidates urged to sign pledge to end street

MEDIA RELEASE: 26 October 2018 The Zero Project is seeking commitment from all Adelaide City Council candidates to back Adelaide’s efforts to become the first Australian city to achieve Functional Zero[i] homelessness within two years. Don Dunstan Foundation Executive Director David Pearson, whose organisation is coordinating the project, says it’s about shoring up support to have […]

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Adelaide’s ‘Thinker in Residence’ behind new community care

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 13 November 2018   The Don Dunstan Foundation’s ‘Thinker in Residence’ Dr Guy Turnbull is on a mission for South Australia to embrace the co-operative business model in the state’s care sector. The recent UK Entrepreneur of the Year recipient, recognised for successfully opening social franchises (or co-operatives) abroad in the care […]

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Adelaide Zero Project welcomes expert from Chicago on ending homelessness

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 19 September 2018 Adelaide Zero Project welcomes expert from Chicago on ending homelessness The Zero Project continues to attract worldwide attention, as it works towards Adelaide becoming the first Australian city to achieve and sustain Functional Zero[1] homelessness in the CBD by 2020. Dr Nonie Brennan, Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago, […]

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Businesses to work together to address homelessness

MEDIA RELEASE 8 August 2018 Businesses to work together to address homelessness As part of the Adelaide Zero Project, the City of Adelaide will lead a Business Alliance to End Homelessness that will see it engage with city traders and corporate business leaders to support the homeless sector to end rough sleeping. The Adelaide Zero Project […]

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Adelaide unveils Australia’s first dashboard on homelessness and housing

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 Adelaide is now the first city in Australia that is actively tracking the number of rough sleepers in its inner city and how many of them have moved into secure housing. For the first time, South Australians will be able to know how many people are without a home […]

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Adelaide on target to be first city in Australia to end homelessness as volunteers identify rough sleepers

Adelaide is one step closer to achieving its goal of ending street homelessness, after more than 200 volunteers spent the past week getting to know the people sleeping rough in our city in an effort to better understand their needs. Dubbed ‘Connections Week’, the initiative is a major milestone within the Adelaide Zero Project and […]

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Adelaide’s latest ‘Thinker in residence’ behind one of the world’s largest innovation hubs

Adelaide has welcomed one of Canada’s most successful female innovators and international leaders on improving economic prosperity, to help inform the future development of innovation districts here and foster greater opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. Dr Ilse Treurnicht, the long-time CEO of Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, led the team that famously transformed the former hospital site […]

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World-famous pioneer of microfinance in Adelaide with vision to lift more people out of poverty

Media Release Date: 22 March 2018 Renowned Nobel Peace Prize winning economist and entrepreneur, Professor Muhammad Yunus, is at the forefront of a world movement towards eradicating poverty, unemployment and carbon emissions. Professor Yunus is urging South Australians including business and political leaders, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs, to embrace his mission to achieve zero poverty, zero […]

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