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Small Giants - Investing in businesses for social good

Small Giants invests in social enterprises. Based in Melbourne, Australia, it was founded by Danny Almagor, the founding CEO Engineers Without Borders Australia.

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The investment portfolio of Small Giants is currently made up of nine social businesses & a number of non-profits. 

Their investments include  Dumbo Feather (an inspiring Melbourne-based magazine that interviews people who are 'making a difference'), sustainable building projects and STREAT.

From their website - 

Small Giants acts as a catalyst for change, using business as a meaningful tool to create the world we want to live in. From deep partnerships with start-up social enterprises, to investments in large-scale social and environmental projects, to radically sustainable property development, the Small Giants portfolio reflects a deeply passionate and innovative ethos.


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Interesting Charlotte & welcome to another challenge!

What interests me in relation to our challenge focus about Small Giants is its portfolio approach. And checking out I'm noting a number of enterprises which fall into the for-profit doing-well-by-doing-good arena that we're interested in on this challenge, like Beehive digital manufacturing service, TOM organic tampons (TOM = Time of the Month. genius!) and The Commons sustainable apartment building. And it was Australia's first B Corp certified venture – way to go! I'm also digging their disruptive focus, community centeredness, enlightened management and 'commitment to the world' – lot's to love here.

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