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Purpose is the buzzword of the moment, with socially conscious consumers, activist employees, and impact investors fueling the cultural revolution around business as a force for good.

But what is Purpose? How do companies and brands discover and articulate it? How can older companies reverse-engineer it into their DNA in an authentic and meaningful way?

In their new podcast series, Good Is The New Cool: The Field Recordings, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz meet the men and women on the purpose revolution’s front lines, taking you inside visionary companies like Patagonia, TOMS, and Participant Films, as well as global giants like Procter and Gamble, Mattel, and Activision, all in the hopes of inspiring you to harness the power of purpose for yourself.

Check out the companion book Good is The New Cool: The Principles of Purpose at www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com

Join the Good is The New Community at www.goodisthenewcool.com

The podcast was produced by Natalia Rodriguez Ford and Eli Block.

Good Is The New Cool Afdhel Aziz & Bobby Jones

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Purpose is the buzzword of the moment, with socially conscious consumers, activist employees, and impact investors fueling the cultural revolution around business as a force for good.

But what is Purpose? How do companies and brands discover and articulate it? How can older companies reverse-engineer it into their DNA in an authentic and meaningful way?

In their new podcast series, Good Is The New Cool: The Field Recordings, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz meet the men and women on the purpose revolution’s front lines, taking you inside visionary companies like Patagonia, TOMS, and Participant Films, as well as global giants like Procter and Gamble, Mattel, and Activision, all in the hopes of inspiring you to harness the power of purpose for yourself.

Check out the companion book Good is The New Cool: The Principles of Purpose at www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com

Join the Good is The New Community at www.goodisthenewcool.com

The podcast was produced by Natalia Rodriguez Ford and Eli Block.

    How Robert Egger keeps having good at the center of both a business plan and life

    How Robert Egger keeps having good at the center of both a business plan and life

    In this episode we hear from the fantastic Robert Egger the nonprofit leader, speaker, activist and author of the brilliant book “Begging for Change”. Robert discusses his charitable work, proving what it means to have good at the centre of both a business plan and life.
    We believe that business and culture can be forces of good. But creators and entrepreneurs alike are still struggling to find the right model that allows them to impact real social change. In this series, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz sit down with an extraordinary lineup of luminaries from the worlds of fashion, film, art, music and activism, who all believe in using business and culture as forces for good.
    In each episode, you'll learn how bold creative actions can change the world for the better through interviews with the trailblazers who are doing it every day. Recorded in the inviting Soho House in 2018, this podcast series delves into many unique stories and the one thing they all have in common – the desire and the courage to transform our world for the better.

    • 35 min
    How Maya Enista Smith is making the world a kinder braver place

    How Maya Enista Smith is making the world a kinder braver place

    Making the world a kinder braver place is the professional and life goal of this week’s guest, Maya Smith. Bobby and Afdhel speak to Maya, the executive director of Lady Gaga's Born This Way foundation, about how we can maximise our chances to do good in both business and life, as well as the importance of elevating youth voices.
    We believe that business and culture can be forces of good. But creators and entrepreneurs alike are still struggling to find the right model that allows them to impact real social change. In this series, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz sit down with an extraordinary lineup of luminaries from the worlds of fashion, film, art, music and activism, who all believe in using business and culture as forces for good.
    In each episode, you'll learn how bold creative actions can change the world for the better through interviews with the trailblazers who are doing it every day. Recorded in the inviting Soho House in 2018, this podcast series delves into many unique stories and the one thing they all have in common – the desire and the courage to transform our world for the better.

    • 35 min
    How Dao-Yi Chow and Rachel Johnson use the power of fashion to spark social change

    How Dao-Yi Chow and Rachel Johnson use the power of fashion to spark social change

    Afdhel and Bobby are joined by Dao-Yi Chow, cofounder of iconic fashion label Public School, and Rachel Johnson, founder of Thomas Faison, to discuss how the power of fashion can spark social change.
    We believe that business and culture can be forces of good. But creators and entrepreneurs alike are still struggling to find the right model that allows them to impact real social change. In this series, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz sit down with an extraordinary lineup of luminaries from the worlds of fashion, film, art, music and activism, who all believe in using business and culture as forces for good.
    In each episode, you'll learn how bold creative actions can change the world for the better through interviews with the trailblazers who are doing it every day. Recorded in the inviting Soho House in 2018, this podcast series delves into many unique stories and the one thing they all have in common – the desire and the courage to transform our world for the better.

    • 33 min
    The Origins of the Good Is The New Cool

    The Origins of the Good Is The New Cool

    We believe that business and culture can be forces of good. But creators and entrepreneurs alike are still struggling to find the right model that allows them to impact real social change. In this series, Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz sit down with an extraordinary lineup of luminaries from the worlds of fashion, film, art, music and activism, who all believe in using business and culture as forces for good.
    In each episode, you'll learn how bold creative actions can change the world for the better through interviews with the trailblazers who are doing it every day. Recorded in the inviting Soho House in 2018, this podcast series delves into many unique stories and the one thing they all have in common – the desire and the courage to transform our world for the better.
    In this introductory episode, Bobby and Afdhel were joined by Michaella Solar-March, Global Director of Events and Programming at Soho House, to discuss the origins of the Good Is The New Cool podcast, the partnership, and her mission to elevate the voices of the people making great change in the world.
    You can join the Good is The New Cool community at http://www.goodisthenewcool.com/ (www.goodisthenewcool.com)

    • 14 min
    How Amy Smith Is Helping TOMS Become A Champion For Gun Safety

    How Amy Smith Is Helping TOMS Become A Champion For Gun Safety

    A mass shooting took place on November 7, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California, killing thirteen people, and the shooting’s impact has been far reaching, continuing to this day. One of the people affected was Blake Mycoskie, the Founder of TOMS, who immediately committed to pledging money and resources to end gun violence in the United States. Leading this initiative was Amy Smith, TOMS Chief Impact and Strategy Officer, who admits it was no easy task. She shares with us the brand’s evolution as a social impact company, what she has learned along the way, and the importance of allies when taking a courageous stand.
    Check out our companion book Good is The New Cool: The Principles of Purpose at http://www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com (www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com) and you can join the Good is The New Cool community at http://www.goodisthenewcool.com (www.goodisthenewcool.com)
    About Amy Smith
    Amy Smith is the Chief Giving Officer at TOMS, overseeing all aspects of the company’s impact, including managing global giving partners, measuring the giving program impact, and leading TOMS Giving Trips. Additionally, she also supports TOMS environmental sustainability efforts, B Corp© certification and employee engagement. As the head of the giving team at the original One for One company, Amy knew TOMS was in a position to improve more lives in addition to those who were receiving shoes. In 2019, under Amy’s leadership, TOMS giving model evolved beyond One for One to also include impact grants which support local partners around the world who are working to create positive change in the areas of mental health, physical safety, and equal access to opportunity.
    Prior to TOMS, Amy was the Chief Strategy Officer and President of Action Networks for Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Amy has also held several management positions at Apple helping to lead their retail initiative and was part of the original team that opened the first 50 Apple retail stores supporting international real estate development, store design, construction and store operations.

    • 47 min
    How Wendy Savage Is Helping Patagonia Create A More Ethical Supply Chain

    How Wendy Savage Is Helping Patagonia Create A More Ethical Supply Chain

    Patagonia has become the patron saint of purpose-led brands. Their commitment to ethical production, marketing, and sales of products is legendary among their legions of fans. Wendy Savage, their Director of Social Responsibility and a lifelong activist for social justice, oversees the relationships with the workers in the brand’s supply chain and shares how Patagonia has created an ethical model that it shares openly in hopes it will become a new norm for how to take care of workers and the planet.
    Check out our companion book Good is The New Cool: The Principles of Purpose at http://www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com/ (www.theprinciplesofpurpose.com) and you can join the Good is The New Cool community at http://www.goodisthenewcool.com/ (www.goodisthenewcool.com)
    This episode has been brought to you by https://disruption.global.ntt/ (NTT Disruption).


    About Wendy Savage
    Wendy Savage is a multifaceted Sustainability and Supply Chain leader with over 18 years of experience.
    In her current role as Director of Social Responsibility, Traceability and Animal Welfare at Patagonia, Wendy is responsible for the company’s global supply chain responsibility strategy and commitment to upholding Patagonia’s Workplace Code of Conduct and Fair Labor Association (FLA) obligations such as the implementation of Living Wages and Responsible Purchasing Practices. She serves on the FLA Board of Directors, leads the company’s Regenerative Organic initiative, Fair Trade program and its work to eradicate Human Trafficking in the supply chain through Patagonia’s Migrant Workers Program. In the area of Traceability and Animal Welfare Ms. Savage leads the company’s Content Claims Substantiation for responsible fibers as well as the development and implementation of Patagonia’s animal welfare strategy and policies.
    Throughout her career, Wendy has advised a wide variety of industries from Apparel to Food, Agriculture and Extractives. She has worked on programs based on certifications and initiatives such as FLA (Fair Labor Association), RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative), SA8000 (Social Accountability 8000), Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s HIGG Index, B Corp. and others.
    Originally from Lima, Peru, Wendy completed her studies in Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She was then awarded with a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to represent the United States in France, where she completed a Master’s in Business Management at SKEMA Business School (Formerly CERAM). She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

    • 40 min

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