An international community and economic development consultancy based in Kalamunda, Western Australia. Since its creation in 1989, the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. has worked with over 2000 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and local economic renewal. Bank of I.D.E.A.S. has undertaken assignments in 59 countries.
Bank of I.D.E.A.S. staff are motivated by the desire to create caring, healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities and local economies. Subsequently, BOI specialises in initiatives to strengthen community building, local economic development and youth empowerment.
Bank of I.D.E.A.S. founder and current Director is Peter Kenyon who can simply be described as a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Peter Kenyon, as the lead consultant of BOI, has had 35 years of experience working in the field of community change and renewal. Such opportunities have enabled him to design, implement, test and refine a variety of community change and renewal methodologies and tools in a wide range of urban and rural communities throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, and in over another 55 countries.
Bank of I.D.E.A.S. is motivated by two passions:
- The development of caring, healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities and local economies.
- The active participation and leadership by young men and women in the creation of such communities and economies.
According to bankofideas.com.au