Simon Griffiths Biography
Background and career
In 2007, after turning down his dream job offer as a corporate high-flyer, Simon moved from Australia to South Africa to immerse himself in his true passion: development aid. There he discovered that the biggest problem faced by NGOs and social entrepreneurs is a lack of funding. Since then he has launched three social businesses of his own, all focused on revolutionising the way society thinks about and engages in philanthropy.
Simon’s latest venture is a home products company that is backed by a number of international investors. Its flagship product is Who Gives A Crap, an environmentally friendly toilet paper that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. He is also well known for his work as co-founder of Shebeen, a non-profit bar in Melbourne that sells exotic beer and wine from the developing world. The profit from each sale at Shebeen supports a project in that particular drink’s country of origin.
Simon’s work has been written up in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and recently saw him recognised by The Age’s Melbourne Magazine as one of Melbourne’s Top 100 Most Influential People.
Simon’s passion to innovate and execute makes him an engrossing and inspiring speaker. He makes serious global issues and complex business problems engaging and fun, and his astute and sparkling sense of humour leaves audiences in fits of laughter.
Simon Griffiths is a social entrepreneur, and a charismatic and engaging keynote speaker.
• Conscious consumption
• Social innovation
• Ideation to implementation
• Philanthropy and giving
• The power of one
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27th December 2011
As the year draws to a close, Speakers Corner looks forward to the promise of the intriguing and opportune months ahead. 2012 is set to be a year of economic optimism, business innovation and a host of rising stars on the corporate circuit – all primed to motivate, educate, stimulate and entertain.
15th November 2011
Lucy P. Marcus, founder of Marcus Venture Consulting, has won the Thinkers 50 Future Thinker Award. She was presented with the prestigious accolade at the 2011 Thinkers50 Summit - a world-class management conference and awards dinner, celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world.
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Speakers Corner’s varied and rich catalogue of unique and inspirational personalities is well represented at this year’s TED Global Summer conference in Edinburgh. Speakers in the Scottish capital include Nic Marks - Founder of the award winning centre for well-being; author and thinker Charles Leadbeater; percussionist Evelyn Glennie and TV scientist Brian Cox.
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Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes; media mogul Arianna Huffington; facebook genius Chris Cox and happiness expert Tony Hsieh, are some of the top names on a list of the 100 Most Creative People In Business, compiled by industry magazine Fast Company.
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