Hub Australia believes the world is not lacking in great ideas, however it is lacking the collaborative and supportive structures to help make them manifest. That’s where we come in. Hub Australia is a national network of co-working spaces and learning communities driving innovation through collaboration.
Our diverse professional community of over 1000 entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives and small businesses working and connecting in our spaces across Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, has made Hub home for thought leaders and innovators to connect across business, lifestyle and social impact in Australia.
Hub Australia first came across B Corporation when we saw that our only investor, Small Giants had become Australia’s first certified B Corp. Because of our immense respect for Small Giants, we knew this must be something with a lot of integrity. And when it became clear that the B Corporation certification is an effective way to measure environmental, social and environmental metrics, we knew we had to be a part of this amazing movement and emerging ecosystem to help take care of human beings and our planet.
Hub Australia seeks to change the world by being part of the new sharing economy. Hub Australia supports innovation through collaboration, supporting entrepreneurs and other change makers. Through Hub Australia's example of being a B Corporation, we have been able to positively influence other small businesses in the Hub network to also become B Corporation certified. Part of Hub Australia's mission is to expand this sphere of influence to bring more small businesses into the B Corporation ecosystem through example, education and support.
We are now conducting B Corporation Morning Teas (information sessions) with the B Corporation ANZ GM Alicia Darvall in Hub Melbourne and Hub Sydney, and B Corporation Working Bs (assisting with the assessment) in Hub Melbourne and Hub Adelaide (with Hub Sydney soon to come). We are committed to supporting Alicia so we can have 100 B Corporations in Australia by the end of 2014.