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After leaving 19-years in corporate life, Phil visited a nearby community organisation only to be truly humbled by the size, scale and complexity of their challenges.

Disillusioned with philanthropy and corporate social responsibility as the main avenues for businesses to address social needs, he became a pioneer of shared value principles, where business goes hand-in-hand with society rather than head-to-head. It’s an approach that creates lasting change at scale.

He coined the term social imagination to describe the capability required to identify and implement shared value opportunities.

In 2013, he was invited by Harvard’s legendary Professor Michael Porter and strategic philanthropist, Mark Kramer, to help form a network of global practitioners and hasn’t looked back since, working with blue chip companies and organisations across all sectors.

As a leading independent practitioner in his field, Phil empowers:

  • Businesses to develop profitable social initiatives
  • Non-profits to increase their leverage and impact; and
  • Government to facilitate business-community partnerships.

In addition to his strategy and facilitation work, Phil is an accomplished keynote speaker.

Phil supports several social programs, social enterprises and RUOK? Day conversational leadership events. He is a lover of coffee, chocolate and red wine and usually consumes them in that order throughout the day!

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Client List

Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, IAG, JLL, Dulux Group, NRMA, Gateway Credit Union, Managed Innovation, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Redback Conferencing

The Shared Value Project, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, JCI Australia, Collaborative Innovation Forum, BNI Face Sydney, Hargraves Institute, ISPIM, ACHSM

NSW Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Local Land Services Central West, City of Greater Dandenong, Wollongong City Council, City of Parramatta, Regional Development Australia – Murray, LGA Tasmania, Wyong Shire / Central Coast Council, Australian Tax Office, Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW), Greenpeace Australia, World Vision Australia, RUOK?, Danila Dilba, Good Return, Western Sydney Collective, Western Sydney Community Forum, Wagga Collective, Catholic Development Fund Melbourne, ACTCoSS, Uniting Financial Services, Australian Packaging Covenant, Youth Family & Community Connections, Montefiore Home, Interpretation Australia, Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network, Community and Social Planners Network (CASPN), Illawarra Forum, Northside Community Services, Club Plus Super, Sydney Business Education Partnerships, Jewish House, The Footpath Library, SES NSW

Menzies School of Health Research, ANU Enterprise, Sydney Business School, Griffith University Franchising Centre, Eurobodalla Adult Education, Peer Academy, PRI Initiative, Responsible Investment Academy

Saxtons Speakers, Supernova Tribe, ARK Group Australia

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