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Episode 8

Benn Lim

Season 1- Episode 8

Benn Lim

Benn Lim works within the philosophy that money is like water, it should be encouraged to flow, returning a profit in order to build businesses that do good in the world, both for people and the planet.


As the Chief Operating and Impact Officer, Benn has led Arowana to become a B Corporation, using the sustainability framework as a system of behavioral change and continuous improvement to guide their global operating companies and investments in electric vehicles, renewable energy, vocational and professional education, technology and software, venture capital, and impact asset management.


Benn is passionate about creating positive change in the world, building strong communities, and fostering future generations with solid foundations upon which they can flourish. In his personal time, Benn enjoys reconnecting with nature by taking bush walks whilst practicing mindfulness.

You're going to have more investors who are going to be your long term investors who are there for the long haul, because they can actually see that sustainable change that you're trying to drive. Benn Lim, Arowana.

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Your Next Salty Steps

Draw some inspiration from our actionable takeaways.

  1. Learn more about the B Corp movement. B Lab creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behaviour, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism, and a sustainability framework (B Impact Assessment) to help you to turn ideas into action within your business. Reach out to Benn at Arowana if you’d like to hear more of his experience in implementing the program.
  2. Working to decarbonise your mine site? Check out Tembo e-LV, your electric fleet may be in reach sooner than you first thought!

Resources & Links

We’ve gathered together some useful resources and links related to Episode 8.

Benn Lim, LinkedIn

Arowana, building strong, sustainable businesses that will have a positive impact on economies, industries, and the people they employ.

B Corporation, we need an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.

Tembo e-LV, converting Toyota Hilux and Landcruiser engines to electric.

Green Antz, solving plastic pollution through eco-bricks and pavers in the Philippines.

VivoPower, sustainable energy solutions.

EdventureCo, digital, soft, and future skills training for the roles of the future.


Imagery thanks to:

Benn Lim, Arowana (on behalf of Tembo e-LV and Green Antz).

Podcast recording (Photo credit: Robyn Johnson, Blend ESQ).


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