One of Australia’s largest locally owned coworking providers, Hub Australia, has launched its Flexi-Impact program which aims to support purpose-driven businesses by offering one per cent of its total member capacity as complimentary 12-month memberships.
The Flexi Impact program has recently welcomed its first round of 31 purpose-driven businesses who each received a free Hub Australia membership to one of its coworking locations across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Hub Australia received over 130 applications to the program from businesses ranging from not-for-profits to environmental organisations and social movement businesses.
The introduction of the Flexi-Impact program continues Hub Australia’s commitment to having a positive impact on the world and local communities, driven by its role as a certified B Corporation.
With a national network of over 2,000 members across six locations, Hub Australia offers a business community for networking, friendships and collaboration.
What does this opportunity mean for businesses?
The Flexi-Impact memberships will give purpose-driven businesses a chance to access an inspiring coworking space, state-of-the-art amenities, business networks and ultimately help accelerate their growth.
“At Hub Australia, we aim to connect people and organisations with talent, ideas, and resources. By supporting these emerging purpose-driven organisations, it enables us to impact the world for the better,” says Brad Krauskopf, Hub Australia CEO and Founder.
“We are proud to support these businesses through our Flexi-Impact program as they strive to tackle challenging social issues, and we look forward to seeing the positive changes they will make on the world.”
He continues, “With a philosophy to drive global movement of people using business as a force for good, we implement various impact-driven initiatives such as our staff being offered one percent of their paid time to volunteer with local organisations.
“We are also on track to become a fully-certified carbon neutral organisation by 2020.”
Hub Australia’s Flexi-Impact memberships cover an array of social impact areas including arts and culture, healthcare and mental health, ethical business practice and domestic violence services.
One of the unique businesses newly welcomed to Hub Southern Cross, Melbourne, as part of the Flexi Impact program, is the world’s leading source for fashion brands’ ethical ratings, Good On You.
Founded in Australia, Good On You, combines public information and expert analysis to give each brand an easy-to-understand ethical score, allowing users to discover brands from around the world as well as educating about ethical and sustainable fashion in the process.
Good On You’s ethical impact is being felt across the world with its contributions to the UN Sustainable development goal and support from English actress, Emma Watson, who uses it as her benchmark for sustainable fashion.
Founder of Good on You, Sandra Capponi, says, “We’re really excited to join the Hub Australia coworking community and it’s inspiring to work alongside so many other entrepreneurs.
“The Flexi-Impact membership lets us focus on what’s important – expanding Good On You’s global reach and helping more people choose better fashion brands with our trusted ethical ratings.”
Which business are getting memberships from Hub Australia?
The next intake for Flexi Impact memberships will be determined at the end of 2019 taking into account 1 per cent of Hub Australia’s member capacity for 2020.
The Flexi Impact businesses include:
Streamlined online delivery of free legal advice from experienced lawyers, technology, and the brightest university students to break down legal disputes into actionable steps and provide free, high-quality advice to clients.
Balibo House Trust in Timor Leste works to advance early childhood education through its support of the Balibo Five Kindergarten and proposed construction of a school at nearby Belola.
B Lab Australia & New Zealand
Certification of businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Bicycles for Humanity
Microfinance and international development promoting sustainability, throughshipping fixable and forgotten bicycles to communities in Namibia.
Professional anti-bullying methodology derived from personal experiences and meticulous research, dedicated to breaking the silence on bullying while striving and promoting healthy relationships in workplaces, schools and online Byron to Bundy A community of businesses and people in NSW with a purpose to inspire and support business.
Pre-accelerator for early stage start-ups by running intensive entrepreneurship programs for high-performing migrant and refugees’ entrepreneurs.
Ethical adventure travel that promotes sustainability and cultural awareness.
Climate Reality Australia
Educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide.
Creative Plus Business Group
Provides a range of business resources and services for creative entrepreneurs and arts organisations.
Aims to change the education system by providing high school students with the opportunities and resources to start their own ventures.
Works in remote areas of Zimbabwe to provide education opportunities for
young women with potential so they can drive changes in their developing
A bike store that uses transitional employment pathways for at-risk youth.
Good Future Podcast
A podcast that focuses on purposeful business, educating and inspiring.
Good On You
An app that allows users to determine fashion brands’ ethical ratings.
Grow Together Now
Mental health education workshops in the workplace.
Speaker series with a focus on female founders and entrepreneurs.
An app that helps combat youth chronic illness, mental health, community building.
Keep Victoria Beautiful
Non-for profit environmental organisation, making Victoria litter free and sustainable by award and volunteer programs.
Unisex fashion made completely from 100 per cent sustainable practices.
Aims to inspire, connect and empower young people between 18 and 35 with disabilities and mental health to meaningfully access, participate and lead with the environment.
First Aid Event first aid service, dedicated to creating safe partying environments amongst youth, alcohol consumption and drugs.
Positive Humans Movement
Aims to actively engage with and educate school-aged students on positive behaviours to break the cycle of domestic violence.
Purpose-driven business, growing the social enterprise sector in Australia.
Roses in the Ocean
Educating Australians about suicide and empower communities to take an active role in suicide prevention.
She’s A Crowd
Is a platform for people to tell their story regarding gender-based violence togenerate safer cities and female empowerment.
Hosts small group ethical cycle adventures for travellers with a social conscience.
An online property platform which allows individuals to search, apply for and manage accessible housing and disability support.
Quality housing design that supports independence, inclusion, choice and control.
Unchained Business Services
Helping businesses and organisations in Australia design a strategy to address slavery in their supply chains and operations.