At the final networking event for the 2016/17 MBA calendar, Alex McDonald from the Wise Foundation shared the history of the Body Shop headquarters in Mulgrave. Now the central office for Link Health and Community, the room that the networking took place has seen many new initiatives born.

The Big Issue was started by Alex, a previous director of the Body Shop, and is now one of the best examples of how companies can incorporate social responsibility into their strategies. It was a very inspiring evening with the first unveiling of the Bee Lafaek initiative by the Wise Foundation. This project will enable East Timor to have access to clean water and support local entrepreneurship.