Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.
#28 Changing the negative perception of disability
Moe Life Skills provides support to people with disabilities by making them feel like a part of the broader community through inclusive programs. CEO, Carole Broxham joins Olga Klepova to share their successful practises used in the regional Victoria.
#27 Social change through lounge discussions
A Melbourne based organisation Climate for Change uses an unconventional approach to raise awareness in Australia about effective action on global warming. We sit down with the founder of Climate for Change, Katerina Gaita to find out how these discussions work.
#26 Human Rights Watch: a tale of the refugee crisis
On this episode, Olga Klepova meets with Human Rights Watch Australia director Elaine Pearson on the eve of World Refugee Day to discuss the pressing issues of their local and global work.
#25 ‘Don’t keep history a mystery’
The week of May 27 to June 3 marks National Reconciliation Week in Australia. Multiple events take place across the country to raise awareness and understanding about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and to explore the role of institutions and individuals in working towards achieving reconciliation. In this episode Olga Klepova sits down with Erin McKinnon from Reconciliation Victoria to unpack the term ‘reconciliation’ and discuss the need to acknowledge the past in order to move forward.
#24 Gender equality: Untold stories from Australia’s music industry
Our guest for this episode of On Purpose is a young filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Together with photographer Michelle Grace Hunder, Claudia interviewed over 40 Australian women working in the music industry and compiled their stories into a new documentary: Her Sound, Her Story. A documentary that provides a unique perspective on gender inequality and celebrates women’s achievements in the music industry. Our host Olga Klepova sat down Claudia before the film premiered at Human Rights and Arts Film Festival (HRAFF) in Melbourne.
#23 Divestment at the core to resisting global warming
In this episode, Olga Klepova interviews the founder of the environmental organisation 350.org, Bill McKibben. They catch up during his global campaign Accelerate Climate Action. They discuss global trends in divestment that are helping create a sustainable future, Bill’s retreat to Alaska and contemporary activism.
Very insightful and a look at different path of life. Great initiative coming from a bank, it's refreshing!
Enjoying your inspiring convos with people from all walks of life. You are keeping a great mix of industries and topics in the show