16th october at the capitol theatre 16th october at the capitol theatre


Join us for SHIFT:
Ethical Empire Building


“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” - Lord Acton

Many of today’s most successful industry leaders are those who strike the tricky balance between savvy business acumen and strong ethical consideration. 

With 86% of consumers wanting companies to stand for something (Forbes, 2018), an astute moral compass can benefit the bottom line as well as having enormous social and cultural benefits. 

Getting the best talent in the workforce can also now often mean offering more than a healthy pay-packet, with 75% of millennials saying they would take a pay cut to work for a socially responsible company (Weconomy, 2019). 

Yet as companies become bigger, how much do they need to sacrifice to continue their upward trajectory. Is it moral to become a monopoly? 

Hear from leaders in industry and education as they dive into this issue and more at SHIFT @ The Capitol - October 16th, 2pm - 4pm. 



Our Speakers

Damian Fox

Investment Director, Carthona Capital

Damian Fox is the Investment Director at Carthona Capital, a Sydney-based venture capital fund that invests in world leading technology-based start-ups both in Australia and overseas. Damian has been a part of Carthona since its inception, and is on the Board of portfolio company Particular Audience, a machine-learning start-up targeting the e-commerce industry. Prior to the establishment of Carthona Capital, Damian worked in Investment Banking in both Sydney and New York.

Rhianna Knight

Founder, Team Timbuktu

A passionate and driven entrepreneur fascinated with startups, ecommerce, purpose and sustainability within apparel supply chains. Founder of sustainably-made apparel brand, Team Timbuktu.

Sustainability is a core value for the brand, with all products being made in the more responsible way, using recycled fabrics, eliminating plastic packaging and doing everything possible to reduce environmental impact.

Kelly Hutchinson

Deputy Chair, Pearcey Foundation

Kelly is an international expert on innovation and impact, working at the intersection of tech and social. She has created numerous partnerships between government and business, individuals and entrepreneurs by harnessing the power of technology to successfully blend business and social missions. Her focus is on enabling digital social innovation in Australia and emerging markets where technology becomes a key driver of economic growth, providing opportunities for new models of business to bring benefits to communities at the grassroots level.



Panel moderated by Sushi Das

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The Capitol

2pm - 4pm

Full schedule to be released shortly


The Venue

About the Venue

With its spectacularly ornate Chicago-gothic style, The Capitol is one of Melbourne’s most beloved architectural icons. With RMIT’s state-of-the-art refurbishment it has been transformed into a contemporary centre for the cultural and education industries, with a variety of flexible spaces available to innovate and enjoy.


113 Swanston Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000
(opposite Melbourne Town Hall)

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For all enquiries please email events@rmit.edu.au