One Wild Ride is the exploration of a more meaningful life. A place where personal adventures collide with good business and positive impact. Here I share real conversations with ordinary humans doing extraordinary things. From Activists and Entrepreneurs to Sportspeople and Scientists, these are the people that help make our world a better place. Theirs are stories of positivity, hope, expansion and evolution. These are unscripted conversations where we deep dive into their highs and lows, their challenges and their triumphs. I’m Pru Chapman, and this is One Wild Ride.
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Patagonia | The Activist Company
Patagonia is in business to save our home planet. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A Certified B-Corp, the company is globally recognised for its commitment to environmental activism, and contributions of more than US$110 million in grants to date.
I chatted with Patagonia’s Country Director of Australia/NZ/and SE Asia, Dane O'Shanassy about Patagonia’s core purpose and the leadership and that has led Patagonia to success.
Frontier Pets | Dog food on a mission to end factory farming
Diana Scott is Founder of Frontier Pets, and she’s on a mission to end Animal Factory Farming in Australia. The company began five years ago out of a passion for animal welfare and wellbeing and they’ve been growing rapidly ever since. They’ve currently contributed over $1.4 million to ethical farming and are only just getting started. This episode is a must-listen if you have a pet or are curious about the potential this industry has to positively impact ethical farming.
Will & Bear | Make hats for the road and create positive impact along the way.
Lauren Williams and Alex Knorr are Founders of Will & Bear, a hat company made for adventures. In true entrepreneurial style they created what they couldn’t find - a hat for the road supported by a positive impact business. Their hats are made from 100% natural materials and crafted by expert milliners in Inner Mongolia. With 10 trees planted for every hat sold they’ve planted 200 acres of Forest Gardens in Senegal, Africa, helping pull 2,400 people out of poverty, and all from beautifully crafted hats.
Thankyou | Daniel Flynn has launched No Small Plan to end extreme world poverty.
Thankyou makes products with the mission to end extreme poverty. This week Thankyou launched a bold new campaign ‘No Small Plan’ and invited P&G and Unilever - two of the world’s largest and most influential consumer goods companies - to make and distribute Thankyou products globally to help speed their mission. The campaign presents the ultimate collaboration - playing to each other’s strengths and using business as a force for good. In true Thankyou style, they’re backing up the campaign with a powerful consumer social activation, and it’s gaining traction fast. So less than 24 hours after launch I got to chat with Thankyou co-Founder Daniel Flynn on flipping consumerism…for good.
Sendle | Delivering better solutions for small business & the planet
James Chin Moody is the co-founder and CEO of Sendle, a company that leverages big networks to get a better deal for small businesses sending parcels with less impact on the planet. Sendle is Australia’s first technology B Corp and the first 100% carbon neutral delivery service. Through great technology, design and teamwork Sendle has an incredible approach to sustainability and the future of shipping in Australia for small business owners.
Xero | Australia's leading accounting software has truly made business beautiful
Xero is the Number 1 Accounting platform in Australia, and with over 2 million subscribers globally. Combining beautiful design, clever tech and a deep understanding of user needs, Xero has given small business owners an insight into their numbers like never before. Driving this innovation through a people-centric approach is Managing Director Trent Innes. Named CEO Magazine’s 2017 Managing Director of the Year he's passionate about creating meaningful innovation for the small business community.