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Jon Dee is a social entrepreneur who uses communication and education to create positive change.

Jon Dee is the host of Smart Money, a live weekly TV programme that airs in prime time on the Sky News Business channel. The program shows businesses how sustainability, efficiency and innovation can improve their bottom line. To date Jon has written and hosed over 90 episodes.

Within Australia and overseas, Jon gives keynote speeches and consults to companies on efficiency, sustainability and change management. Since 2010, he’s given over 300 speeches on these topics to companies, business organisations and local authorities.

In 2010-11 Jon initiated and ran the campaign to bring about a voluntary industry ban on phosphates in household laundry detergents. It was a success. As a result, the 1.9 billion laundry washes carried out in Australia every year are now phosphate-free.

Jon has also played a key role in the national campaign to ban plastic bags. Jon and Ben Kearney co-organised Australia’s first plastic bag ban in Coles Bay Tasmania. Jon then worked with the South Australian and Tasmanian governments in bringing about their plastic bag bans. In 2016, the Federal Government acknowledged Jon’s major role in the phaseout of plastic bags.

Jon has also managed to get companies to pledge to phase out the use of plastic microbeads in their personal care products. He also recruited Miranda Kerr to help his campaign to eliminate their use in Australia by 2018.

In 2012, Jon founded National Op Shop Week The annual event aims to increase donations and attract more volunteers for over 2,000 charity op shops. Op Shop Week encourages Australians to buy goods at local charity op shops. The event is run by Jon at DoSomething in partnership with the Salvos Stores, Vinnies and The Red Cross.

In June 2016, Jon joined forces with Kathy Lipari and News Corp local newspapers to launch DoSomething Day. Over 60 News Corp newspapers supported the initiative to promote volunteering and giving back in the community. As a result, the inaugural event had over 300 newspaper articles written about it.

In addition to anchoring Smart Money, Jon is also the writer and Executive Producer of the programme. Every episode includes a live satellite cross interview from the London Stock Exchange, an on-location case study and a live panel discussion. Companies that Jon has interviewed on his programme include: QANTAS, Westpac, PwC, LEGO, Toyota, McDonald’s, SABMiller, BT, Tesla, Accenture, The Body Shop, Coca-Cola, IKEA, News Corp, Mirvac, Marriot Hotels, Mars, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Unilever and many others.

Jon has also written two highly successful business guidebooks with a distribution of 130,000 copies – Sustainable Growth (2010) and Energy Cut (2015). Sustainable Growth was written to show businesses how efficiency, productivity and sustainability is good for the bottom line. Energy Cut is a simple 20 step guide that shows people how to cut the energy bills in their business. Funded by the Department of Industry and Science, Jon’s book has been described as “the bible of business energy efficiency.” Both books showcase Jon’s ability to simplify complex topics so that they’re easy to read and understand.


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