Unleashing Young Changemakers for Social Impact- Probono News

Unleashing Young Changemakers for Social Impact- Probono News

Bridie Ritchie is the director of Sprout Ventures, a social enterprise which has developed and implemented the Sprout Hub project, an enterprising solution to early community and economic development in greenfield areas throughout Western Australia.

She was one of six young change makers to be celebrated for their contribution to social impact at The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) Unleashed Awards in Melbourne, leading the category focussed on innovation and enterprise skill

Photo Credit: Foundation for Young Australians.

Sprout Ventures is a B Corp™

Sprout Ventures is excited to be the second West Australian Certified B Corporation® 

B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee, and Sprout Ventures is the second company in WA to get the tick. B Corporations represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all. 

Certified B Corporations have undertaken the B Impact Assessment, scored over 80, and have signed a term sheet that declares that they will consider all stakeholders. It is a rigorous assessment that explores a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. Together, B Corps redefine success in business by competing not to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. Learn more about B Corps here

Healthy Active By Design - Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach Case Study

"Sprout is a unique offering that will be the only place for early community interactions and connections within the Alkimos Beach development ahead of formal social infrastructure being constructed. Community infrastructure in growth areas such as this is typically delivered based on threshold catchments. In the case of Alkimos Beach, the permanent community infrastructure is programmed for delivery in seven years’ time."


Read the full Heart Foundation case study on Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach:


Pro Bono News ' Sprout Seeds New communities

" The construction of satellite cities is growing as Australia’s urban sprawl widens, but building a genuine community remains a challenge, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise."

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