Here at MinterEllison, our impact in the community sits at the heart of who we are. We work alongside community organisations and partner with our clients to provide transformative outcomes for individuals, our community partners and social enterprises.
FY19 saw us deliver significant impact to social enterprises through our strong client partnerships. Our collaborations with The Westpac Foundation, Optus FutureMakers and ecosystem supporters like Social Traders and Social Ventures Australia and many others, are transforming the future for the new wave of businesses striving to do well and do good.
Currently, our market-leading social enterprise practice supports more than 40 social enterprises. Learn about three of them here…
As a firm, we're deeply committed to providing educational opportunities to help students reach their full potential. Our longstanding partnership with the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) prepares school students for the future of work, regardless of their background or financial circumstance.
Throughout the year, our people and teams put their skills to the test to make an impact for causes close to their hearts.
This year we said goodbye to one of the guiding stewards of MinterEllison's Community Investment Program, Anton Hermann, after a tragic cycling accident in Queensland.
Over decades, Anton made a transformational contribution to our firm and the community at large. He devoted his professional life to supporting disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, and his legal capability - together with his strong sense of purpose - made him a leader in the community sector. A key driving force behind the firm's Reconciliation Action Plan, student mentoring, matched giving programs and overarching Community Investment Program – he left our world a better place.
He leaves a legacy of a firm passionately committed to breaking the cycle of disadvantage, and peers and colleagues committed to continuing his collaborative spirit and great compassion and respect for the individuals and communities their work supports.