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Clare Kelly


Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Bonnie:

The B Team welcomes two new leaders to its global collective

The B Team welcomes two new leaders to its global collective → Read More

Making workplaces more human-focused in 2022

The initiative is all about moving away from just maximising profits and profitability, to focusing on how we can help people achieve their highest potential and purpose. Virgin Unite and The B Team launched 100% Human at Work back in 2014, since then the movement has brought together an extraordinary network of over 500 organisations and individuals collectively shaping a vision for a better… → Read More

Why we must #RaiseTheAge and keep Australian children safe from prison

Why we must #RaiseTheAge and keep Australian children safe from prison → Read More

4 key ways the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is supporting its people and programmes

4 key ways the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is supporting its people and programmes → Read More

Keeping villages clean in the Atlas Mountains

Waste management in the region has been problematic for years, with many rural villages having limited access to litter collection and needing to drive for over an hour to the nearest disposal and treatment facility. COVID-19 has worsened the problem, with more litter being created by disposable masks and gloves. Addressing the situation is now even more of a priority. According to one local:… → Read More

Helping young people in the Caribbean stay creative and connected

Helping young people in the Caribbean stay creative and connected → Read More

Leadership in a digital age

As the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty to the region, the team at the Branson Centre hope their free, educational summit - taking place on the 17th and 18th of November - will help bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystem during this difficult time. “Leadership in a Digital Age is a crash course on leadership, branding, and marketing for SMEs,” said the Branson Centre’s CEO, Lauri-Ann… → Read More

What if we could help people in a crisis, anytime, anywhere, with a simple text message?

The original goal was to do five languages in five years, but COVID-19 and the quarantines have created a mental health crisis, so Crisis Text Line slashed its timeline by 50 per cent and will complete this audacious plan by the end of 2022. "The need for Crisis Text Line's services is greater than ever as the novel coronavirus pandemic – including the secondary impact of quarantines – fuels a… → Read More

Demi Lovato, Virgin Unite and partners launch The Mental Health Fund

To further prepare for the coming months, Crisis Text Line, along with Demi Lovato, Virgin Unite, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Family Foundations and Draper Richards Kaplan, have launched The Mental Health Fund (now live on GoFundMe) to help to raise money for these organisations. $2 million has already been raised by the founding group to help individuals cope with the mental health and… → Read More

A magical Moroccan retreat with people, purpose and sustainability at its heart

According to Vincent, “One of best projects we’ve worked on together was the set up of the local rubbish collection system around Tamadot and the surrounding villages. Prior to this partnership there was no rubbish collection system in the village – and rubbish was either burnt or thrown down in the countryside!” > Virgin Unite has been working closely with Kasbah Tamadot since day one –… → Read More

Earth Unscrewed – Episode Eight: Sustainable start-ups having a positive impact on the planet

Here are Andy’s three top tips for green businesses to thrive: 1. Be clear on your purpose Have purpose at the core of what you do – be able to article why you do what you do. In business you’re often faced with very difficult decisions – and being really clear on why a purposeful way of doing something is important to you, your customers, your business, is vitally important to ensure you do… → Read More

Together we must champion development and confront global challenges

President Zedillo has expressed both his recognition and gratitude for all that Virgin Unite has accomplished over the last 15 years – giving testament to the vision, dedication and enthusiasm of the organisation's founders and team. > It is only by understanding and respecting each other’s positions that we can hope to reach common ground and work towards a more peaceful world – Ernesto… → Read More

A new era of mobility for India

The Government of India’s think tank, Niti Aayog, and Rocky Mountain Institute have worked together to quantify the energy and carbon savings that the vehicles eligible for the scheme will deliver over their lifetimes. Assuming all vehicles eligible for the scheme’s incentives are deployed, the net savings would be five million tonnes of oil equivalent and seven million tons of CO2. The name of… → Read More

Access to clean energy is solvable, but what do we need to do next?

Today, more than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity. What’s more, it is the only region in the world where population growth is outstripping growth in access, which means the percentage of people in the region with access to electricity – and the benefits it brings – is set to decline. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) CEO, Jules Kortenhorst, features in a… → Read More

What if we could empower more than one million girls to enter the classroom?

Home to one of the largest populations of uneducated girls, India has more than 4.1 million girls outside the classroom. This inequality is why Educate Girls – a non-profit organisation taking on gender inequality in education – was created. The Educate Girls’ predictive model shows just five per cent of India’s villages are home to 40 per cent of the out-of-school girl population – a staggering… → Read More

Calling for more sustainable and far-reaching reforms in drug policy

States have the responsibility to protect the right to health of those deprived of liberty, and incarcerated people should enjoy the same standards of health care as those available in the community. This applies to everyone on a non-discriminatory basis, including people who use drugs and drug-dependent people. States have largely failed to meet this standard. In 2016 only 52 countries provided… → Read More

Health should not be dependent on wealth

UHC is critical for all people, but in particular for newborns, adolescents and women approaching childbirth. Many countries are making valiant commitments to UHC and primary health care, but gaps persist. → Read More

Delivering access to justice to the most vulnerable

Speaking recently at the World Justice Forum, Elder, international champion of human rights, and leading activist in Pakistan's women's movement, Hina Jilani, championed civil society campaigners as filling the gaps in providing access to justice, but warned that they need financial support, and recognition from the legal system. Hina Jilani launched a landmark report on justice to which she… → Read More

Bringing sustainability to the seas

In addition to replacing single-use plastics with reusable items, Virgin and Emerald will deliver a Tree-Free experience through the ship's disposable paper products. Bath tissue, facial tissue, hot cups, paper towels, and napkins will be made from 60 per cent to 100 per cent Tree-Free material. These products are made with unique technology that uses the by-product of agricultural crops that… → Read More

Turning Super Bowl trash into energy

Carbon offsets neutralise the impact of the use of fossil fuels – such as air travel or road travel – by keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and presently are the only option (and an easy one) for air travelers to mitigate the CO2 impact of their flights. “Reducing and offsetting emissions is an on-going priority for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Airport has… → Read More