July 2016 Newsletter

Meaningful team building

Andrew had been trying for months to find a meaningful team-building event to get his team energized, more cohesive and able to work together in new ways. A few weeks ago, Global Equity Brokers delivered just such an event for Andrew's 40 Hong Kong lawyers and support staff, which 'met all his KPIs' while connecting them directly into need in Africa. Staff said it was: ‘fun’, ‘really meaningful’, ‘thought provoking’ and ‘a unique form of team building’. Eating ethnically themed lunch on the day also helped, by training refugees as budding chefs via our partner, the Hong Kong ‘Taste of Hope’ charity. 

Meaningful unique form of team buildingEthnically themed lunch


Power of relationships

Do you ever wonder what the root causes of poverty are? Delving into this recently, Global Equity Brokers found that poverty is complicated, but basically it’s about four broken relationships – with ourselves, with others, with our planet earth and with ‘the universe’. Join us, and use your influence to help us create relationships which make a better world for us all.

 Relationships in AfricaRelationships in African slum


Morgan Stanley staff help out

Morgan Stanley bank staff once again reached out to support cyclone affected kindergartens in Vanuatu this year. In their lunch hours they created educational resource material which would otherwise simply not be available in the small nation. Working with the Vanuatu Ministry of Education, these resources are being distributed to those who need them the most across the remote islands of Vanuatu. 

 Kindergarten kids in VanuatuFlashcards arrive in Vanuatu

Corporate events

Meeting corporate clients in Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong in recent weeks, we’ve uncovered fresh interest in Global Equity Brokers events, including social issue simulations, role-play team-building events and facilitated brainstorming sessions connecting teams to live developing world issues. Catherine, a corporate client in Hong Kong, was buzzing as we met to discuss the steps she is taking to add ever-greater meaning to her life. The world is changed by each of us, taking one step at a time.

 We can all make a differenceFor a better world

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