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We’re excited to announce that pro sportsman Hugo Inglis, one of the world’s best strikers has joined our growing team. Hugo has a background in finance with a long history representing New Zealand with the Black Sticks in Hockey. We sat down with Hugo to find out a little more about what makes him tick.

What compelled you to make the shift from playing professional hockey in Europe to joining The Lever Room?

Switching from playing professional hockey in Europe to joining an impact consulting firm is more similar than most would expect. With my finance and banking background one of my roles at The Lever room is to support the team working with investors to ensure they…


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Less than a fortnight into a new decade and many of us are experiencing a profound sense of grief as we learn of the loss of at least 28 people and one billion animals in Australia. The urge to respond and help families who’ve lost loved ones as well as animals struggling to survive in the scorched landscape has resulted in numerous fundraising appeals. $14 million has been donated to one New South Wales charity alone.

While we open our wallets to give donations in this unprecedented situation, it’s worth noting that these fires are not actually unexpected. Unprecedented, yes, but unexpected? No.

These bush fires were researched, reported on and anticipated by climate scientists as far back in 1987.[1] Back then, and ever since, working scientists have been looking on aghast as good climate science has been seen, yet ignored.

Reflecting on his initial findings in the 1980s Dr Tom Beer said “I suppose I was young enough to believe that doing the science was going to be enough and miraculously, people would act on…


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‘Business for good’ is good for business. Research backs up that there is money to be made in ‘purposeful’ business. A study of over 30,000 people from Nielsen in 2014 indicated that 75 percent of millennials and gen Z (65 percent across all age ranges) will pay more for products and services that ‘give back’ to society.


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Currently there is a surge of writing and talk about how we can best support purpose-led investors, entrepreneurs and their companies to scale. In this article I summarise existing approaches and make a case that although they’re helpful, it’s a shift in perspective that may help us more rapidly achieve the outcomes we want. What’s even better is there’s scientific proof that this shift in perspective and intention is in even greater alignment with how our brains are hardwired to work.

Let’s put aside the discourse which is focused on who’s best to raise support for purpose-led investments (government versus…


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‘Business for good’ is good for business. Research backs up that there is money to be made in ‘purposeful’ business. A study of over 30,000 people from Nielsen in 2014 indicated that 75 percent of Millennials and Gen Z (65 percent across all age ranges) will pay more for products and services that ‘give back’ to society.

Rebecca Mills

Founder at The Lever Room. You can contact me on twitter @_rebeccamills or via http://www.theleverroom.com if you like

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