Why Business, Why Now: Solving the World's Toughest Problems

Published: Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Fred Keller

Leading American businessman Fred Keller challenges, Why Business, Why Now: Solving the World's Toughest Problems

Founder and Chair of the leading multi-national manufacturer Cascade Engineering, Keller is known as a 'capitalist with a conscience' for his early acknowledgement that ethical business practices can be both profitable and sustainable.

You will hear how the world's toughest problems are universal; economic, social and environmental, so business leaders are highly instrumental in bringing about effective change.

This seminar covers Keller's successful innovative values-based leadership approach, revealing how sustainability drives innovation, how philanthropy enables effective policy change, and how Cascade aligns profit making with a positive impact on the material, social and spiritual welfare of humanity.

In 2015 Australian Catholic University is celebrating 25 years of people, learning, and achievements that continue to bring about real change for communities.

Why Business, Why Now: Solving the World's Toughest Problems is a free seminar being held across a number of ACU locations, forming part of the University's calendar of 25th anniversary celebrations.

Event details

  • Melbourne: Monday 27 April 2015 at Mercy Lecture  Theatre, ACU, 115 Victoria Parade, Melbourne
  • Canberra: Thursday 30 April 2015 at the ACT Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit, Canberra
  • Sydney: Monday 4 May 2015 at Level 22, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney
  • Brisbane: Thursday 7 May 2015 at ACU Leadership Centre, Level 3, Cathedral House, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

All seminars will commence at 6pm. Drinks and canapes will be served on arrival.


Please register online by selecting your preferred date and location.

Further information 

Please refer to the event brochure. Alternatively, please contact David Rowlinson via email or by phone on (02) 9739 2491 for further details.