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i=Change exists to accelerate the impact of extraordinary development projects focused on women and girls’ empowerment, and now also mitigate the impacts of climate change. i=Change does this by making it simple and powerful for e-commerce businesses to give back and accelerate their sustainability journey.

Protect a woman

During these times of economic challenges, Women's Community Shelters is experiencing a 25% increase in inquiries for safe accommodation for women and children, who are homeless or escaping domestic violence.

Existing services are at full capacity, with more than 50% of women seeking shelter turned away due to a lack of beds.

Across Australia, around 56,000 women are homeless each night, many with young children. Women unable to access shelters are left vulnerable, disconnected from community and support networks.

Women’s Community Shelters is dedicated to providing women and children with a safe place to stay and an opportunity to rebuild their

Support a child to recover

Every night in Australia 46,000 children can’t sleep in their own beds because they are at risk of being abused or neglected. 

In one-on-one therapeutic counseling, children are supported to understand the abuse was not their fault and they are worthy of love.
Holding children in strong relationships, they come to trust their connection with caring people as a source of nurturing and comfort, not hurt and betrayal.

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a leading organisation, supporting children to recover from the trauma of abuse, neglect and family violence. The Foundation provides specialist support to help children heal and feel safe, while educating and empowering communities to safeguard children from abuse.

Restore nature, plant a tree

Australia's biodiversity is rich and unique. 7-10% of all species on Earth are located in Australia, and 85% of plant species are endemic to the continent.

Yet Australia is among the worst on conversing biodiversity. However, restoring biodiversity can be as easy as planting a tree.

Carbon Positive Australia is committed to supporting tree-planting activities to combat climate change and regenerate the land.

Their expertise lies in biodiverse species selection, planting native species, trees and shrubs, creating habitats, capturing carbon, and restoring land subjected to erosion or salinity.

About i=Change

There must be a better way…

Founder, Jeremy Meltzer, was moved to action while living in Cuba in his early twenties. He was shocked at how violence against women seemed accepted and was even considered ‘normal’. This left him with a burning question; why is abuse so common in some communities, abhorrent in others, and still an enormous issue globally?

This began a long journey, meeting with impact leaders. NGO’s and communities, to try to understand some of the key issues holding back communities – women and girls in particular – from realising their potential.

Jeremy believes a key solution lies in engaging men, challenging dominant versions of masculinity, modelling respectful relationships to children, and funding best-practice NGOs to accelerate the impact of their work.

Idea. Execution. Growth.

Jeremy was helping his father build their family olive oil business, Yellingbo Gold, when an idea arrived. What if Yellingbo committed a small donation from every sale, and simply asked their customers to choose where it goes? What if a solution could be built for other brands to give back the same way?

After much testing (and many mistakes), i=Change has become a unique tech solution that makes it simple and powerful for online businesses to give back, and ‘be the change’ by helping fund NGOs addressing key social and environmental issues of our time.

Sharing the Journey

Jeremy often speaks on sustainability, the purpose-led consumer and the unique
data highlighting why impact-led business will become the only relevant model of business. He is passionate about bridging worlds between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and the largely untapped opportunity this represents to powerfully connect consumers to brands,
while funding best practice NGOs with deep expertise in creating social and environment change.

See Jeremy’s TEDx talk about ending violence again women.