We exist to awaken the possibility of doing good and making money by returning to the roots of business.

Our Track Record

366

enterprises through our Business Model Workshop

74

enterprises across Australia through Two Feet

70%

of enterprises in the Investment Readiness Program have taken on investment

33 million

invested into TDi alumni enterprises since our beginning

Consultancy

TDi regularly works with businesses and not-for-profits on a consulting basis to identify, test and scale enterprises that ‘do good and make money’. We’re always available for a coffee to chat about how we might be able to help you explore sustainability within your business model, frame the future strategic focus of your organisation, or test the viability of new ideas.

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OUR WORK IN THE PACIFIC

We have ventured beyond the shores of Australia to explore the role that sustainable businesses can play in a developing context. In a partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), we have worked in Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa with plans to extend our reach in 2017. If you're a business working in the South Pacific, please get in touch.

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Business Model

Workshop

Are you eager to do good in the world, but also want to make sure your business is commercially viable? Over a two-day interactive workshop, you will learn to use some of the key tools and frameworks at the centre of our work at TDi, to explore and design business models for future sustainability and social or environmental impact.

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Two Feet

Program

The big sibling of the pair. Our six month accelerator program is designed to help businesses at all stages of growth set themselves up for long-term sustainability and success. Work closely with us and a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs and maximise your potential.

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Our Team

Bessi Graham

CEO & Co-founder


Bessi started TDi on the back of her desire to amplify impact in the world by helping capital flow to those creating great outcomes. Equally comfortable blasting cheesy pop music through her speakers or on the stage presenting her ideas as a thought-leader in the impact investment world, Bessi is always working to bring out the best in the team.

  • Co-founder of Benefit Capital
  • Board member at Social Impact Measurement Network Australia
  • Designer of the NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund

Paul Steele

Co-founder


Paul has been working in the social enterprise space before the term impact investment’ entered common usage. A serial entrepreneur with experience in a range of industries, Paul has worked extensively in the philanthropic and social enterprise sectors in Australia and overseas, leveraging philanthropic capital for greatest impact.

  • Co-founder of Benefit Capital
  • Executive Director at Ethical Property Australia
  • CEO of donkey wheel Foundation

Anthea Smits

Deputy CEO


Annie takes any challenge head on and is a major problem solver and change maker. Although she spends a lot of time in the South Pacific, her favourite place is at home with her kids, eating ice cream.

  • Board member at UrbanLife
  • Founder of the 2h Project
  • Former National Sales Manager, Walt Disney

Anna Moegerlein

Pacific Investment Readiness Program Lead


Anna is constantly pioneering new ways of international development and is promoting community owned ideas. Between being in the South Pacific and Melbourne, Anna is happiest in nature and would love to take Buddha to dinner.

  • Senior Associate at Wendy Brooks
  • Former Senior Consultant in Strategy & Public Policy at Nous Group
  • Worked in Strategy & Evaluation at Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Kenya

Meagan Williams

Two Feet Program Lead


Meagan loves lighting a spark in people and she’s certainly a bright spark in TDi office. When she’s not playing with her dog Wilco, Meagan is watching re-runs of The Nanny or spending time in the great outdoors. She’s currently seeking a dinner date with Michelle Obama to discuss driving positive change.

  • Former Business Manager, Global Leadership Foundation
  • Former leader of the Welcome Dinner Project, Victoria
  • Graduate in Social Impact, Swinburne University

Ash Peplow Ball

Head of Partnerships and Communications


Ash works at TDi because she loves being surrounded by passionate people who are part of something bigger. She is happiest when she is snowboarding or practicing yoga, her favourite place in the world is Mexico City and is motivated by innovative solutions to shared problems, and haloumi. 

  • Former Impact Creator at Engineers Without Borders
  • Global Advocate at Mama Hope
  • Red Cross Victorian Youth Advisory Board Member

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