Dunstan de Souza and Jon Meadmore to sell The Big Issue
1 February 2016
Dunstan de Souza, managing partner, and Jon Meadmore, senior partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley will be among well-known business and government leaders taking to the streets to sell copies of The Big Issue magazine from 1-5 February.
The CEO Selling Campaign is part of International Vendor Week, an international celebration of street paper vendors around the world. This event is run by the International Network of Street Papers. The week aims to breakdown stereotypes around poverty and homelessness by shining a spotlight on the 11,000 people who sell street papers in 35 countries each year.
More than 60 business and government leaders across Australia will show their support for International Vendor Week by sporting The Big Issue's trademark fluoro vest and selling copies alongside vendors.
Dunstan de Souza and Jon Meadmore are delighted to again be part of the campaign as it aligns with the values of The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, which was launched in January 2015. The Foundation has a key focus on pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions, inclusion and diversity, as well as environment and sustainability.
Among the vendors are NSW Premier, Mike Baird, CEO of Telstra, Andy Penn, Head of Service Sales Centre and Operations at Macquarie Group, Sheryl Weil, as well as many others.
Managing partner Dunstan de Souza commented: "With 20 years of service to the community, The Big Issue has helped so many homeless and unemployed people to help themselves. It's not just about surviving financially, it's also about belonging, feeling like you have a role and something valuable to contribute. The vendors in their fluoro vests have become such a familiar part of the landscape that it's hard to imagine Australian cities without them. We are delighted to take part in this initiative once again."
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