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Phil-Preston

After hitting a rough patch and deciding to leave his successful corporate career, 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 only ways businesses can help address social needs, he became a pioneer of ‘shared value’ principles, where business goes hand-in-hand with society rather than head-to-head to create significant and lasting change.

He coined the phrase ‘social imagination’ to describe how these types of strategies and initiatives are identified and implemented.

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 and leaders to develop their social imagination so that:

  • Businesses can develop profitable social initiatives
  • Non-profits are able to increase their leverage and impact; and
  • Government becomes an effective facilitator of 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 also 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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+61-408-259-633

PO Box 163, Helensburgh
NSW 2508, Australia

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