When Martha Raupp found herself on a panel interviewing women in startups she got more than she bargained for when she met Alison Covington, MD and Founder of Good360 Australia.
In October 2018, Good360 welcomed Martha Raupp, Growth Markets and Acting TMT BD Leader, Ernst & Young, to the Board of Directors, and is thankful for her 20 years of experience in strategy, marketing and business development across sectors including corporates like Apple, founder-led companies like The Food Group, non-profits including UnitingCare and government like NSW FACS as well as activities for startups and family businesses. It is via her work with startups and in particular the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program, that she first crossed paths with Good360.
Raupp says ‘Having established itself at the heart of doing good for the environment, helping disadvantaged people in Australia, and providing a fiscally and socially responsible solution for businesses with excess stock, Good360 is now poised to be a major catalyst for change. It is simply absurd that perfectly good brand-new merchandise is sitting idle in warehouses or worse still going to landfill, while thousands of vulnerable people go without. The dignity afforded to someone receiving brand new items is without measure, yet as a startup, the name Good360 isn’t yet widely known. I aim to help change that. Every Australian business, consumer and charity should know Good360’s name, and I look forward to working with the Good360 team to help make connections, and spread the word about this fantastic organisation.’
Covington responded ‘Martha has exceptional skills in attracting innovative and passionate people and connecting like-minded individuals for collaboration, for this reason we are excited and privileged to have her on the Good360 team.’
John Shin left the Board in October 2018, and MD/ Founder Alison Covington and her fellow non-executive Directors appreciate his 3 years of service and wish him well with his future endeavours and board representations.
Good360 connects businesses’ excess brand new goods to Australians in need.
Since 2015, Good360 has proudly helped connect over $39M worth of brand new goods from leading brands and retailers, such as L’Oréal, 3M, BIG W and Moose Toys to over 800 charities Australia wide, saving Australia’s environment in the process.
With Australia accelerating efforts towards circularity by 2030, it is critical that all sectors of the economy and society are working together collaboratively and cooperatively to address the increasing resource constraints, inequities in resource allocation and growing waste challenges. This requires consumers, businesses, governments, and the charitable sector to all play their part in creating a more sustainable and equitable future for all, recognising we are all part of a collective dynamic ecosystem that is co-creating our future together.
Congratulations to our Member of the Month for March, Uniting Vic.Tas. Uniting Vic.Tas run several programs to assist communities in need and provide donations from Good360 in addition to services they provide. Since becoming a member in 2018, they have shared numerous impact stories of the joy they have created, especially to communities who have not experienced outreach previously. Read below on some of their programs and some special stories they have experienced on the ground.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year UN Women Australia’s 2023 theme is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’. This brings an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the power of innovative technologies and systems in the advancement of women, who are marginalised globally and have a smaller presence in the digital world. We are also challenged to address the current barriers in place that keep women stagnant and play our small part to welcome women to move through society as comfortably as men.