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Join host Paul Shapiro as he talks with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Business for Good Podcast Paul Shapiro

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    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

Join host Paul Shapiro as he talks with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

    And You Thought Goodwill Was Just a Used Goods Store. Lori Dearwester Shares the Charity’s Story

    And You Thought Goodwill Was Just a Used Goods Store. Lori Dearwester Shares the Charity’s Story

    Maybe you own some things from Goodwill or at least have donated unwanted items to them. But when you think of Goodwill, what comes to your mind? Maybe you think it’s just a chain of thrift stores selling used goods. Turns out, not true. Goodwill is actually a nonprofit organization focused on helping the homeless and others experiencing hard times. And it just turns out that the charity happens to fund its good work for the less fortunate via a chain of used goods stores at which you’ve probably shopp

    • 33 min
    Bringing Plant-Based Meat to India: The Good Dot Revolution

    Bringing Plant-Based Meat to India: The Good Dot Revolution

    Oftentimes when Westerners think of India, we tend to think of it as a land of vegetarians. It’s true that India has given the world some pretty awesome vegetarian food, and it’s also true that per person meat consumption is low in India relative to America. But the hard truth remains: the majority of Indians are not vegetarian and their per capita meat consumption has been skyrocketing in recent decades. 

    • 45 min
    The Business of Police Reform with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

    The Business of Police Reform with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

    There are few people with more credible voices on police reform than Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. As you’ll hear in the interview, Adams talks about how his experience of being beaten by the police while in custody as a black teenager led to him become a police officer himself for two decades, and then ultimately to a life in politics. 

    • 33 min
    Making Tap Water Cool Again: Will Bottled Water Be the Next Cigarette?

    Making Tap Water Cool Again: Will Bottled Water Be the Next Cigarette?

    Rich “Raz” Razgaitis, is trying to make plastic-free tap water cool again, and wants you to think of single-use plastic water bottles as if they were as socially unacceptable as cigarettes. And so far he’s raised $25 million in venture capital to wage his purified tap water crusade.

    • 42 min
    Selling Cellular Agriculture the Nonprofit Way: Isha Datar and New Harvest

    Selling Cellular Agriculture the Nonprofit Way: Isha Datar and New Harvest

    You’ll hear in this interview what role Isha thinks nonprofits like hers should play in a nascent industry whose start-ups are attracting hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital. As well, Isha discusses the fact that many of the people now working at cell ag start-ups have come through New Harvest and its ecosystem.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Solving Plastic Pollution and Poverty Simultaneously: The Plastic Bank Story

    Solving Plastic Pollution and Poverty Simultaneously: The Plastic Bank Story

    In many countries, walking down city streets vividly brings to life two serious problems: plastic pollution and poverty. While there are charities trying to address both of these concerns, serial entrepreneur David Katz in 2013 thought there was an opportunity to marry the two issues and build a profitable business out of it. The result: Plastic Bank.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

VegShop ,

An indispensable resource

Business for Good is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in changing the world for the better. Paul Shapiro's podcast is an engaging, thought-provoking call to effective action.

Tyler I hate this app ,

Outstanding podcast

I love the topics Paul tackles from climate change to healthy diets to social change. Highly recommend the podcast!

Hartwares ,

Very worthwhile podcast

This is my favorite podcast because it offers so much great and relevant information for these times we’re in. I recommend it for everyone!

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