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A bi-weekly podcast about B Corps and the journey to B Corp certification. B Corp status incites businesses to race towards serving the greater good and reducing harm over the traditional race towards fattening the bottom line with increased profits. A podcast from Dirigo Collective, Responsibly Different™ spotlights businesses from diverse industries with B Corp status, exploring what their mission is and how they are working towards it. Each episode we will also share our journey towards earning their own B Corp certification.

Responsibly Different‪™‬ Dirigo Collective

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A bi-weekly podcast about B Corps and the journey to B Corp certification. B Corp status incites businesses to race towards serving the greater good and reducing harm over the traditional race towards fattening the bottom line with increased profits. A podcast from Dirigo Collective, Responsibly Different™ spotlights businesses from diverse industries with B Corp status, exploring what their mission is and how they are working towards it. Each episode we will also share our journey towards earning their own B Corp certification.

    Better World Books

    Better World Books

    Better World Books buys and sells books both new and used while supporting libraries, non-profits, and literacy programs around the world. Just this month they sold their 100th million book! For every book you purchase on BetterWorld Books.com, Better World Books donates a book to a reader in need. To date, they have raised over 32 million dollars for libraries and literacy programs, donated over 29 million books, and prevented over 373 million books from entering landfills by reusing or recycling them.

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    • 42 min
    United by Blue Founder Brian Linton

    United by Blue Founder Brian Linton

    This Earth Day come learn more about B Corp certified United By Blue in my interview with founder Brian Linton. United By Blue is a retailer selling responsible, durable goods. For every product sold they clean up one pound of trash from the ocean. In 2020 alone they cleaned up nearly 1 million pounds of trash from our oceans and waterways.  They also have some really great everyday reusables so you can finally kick single use plastic utensils to the curb. 
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    • 52 min
    MaineWorks

    MaineWorks

    Margo Walsh founded MaineWorks to employ folks re-entering the workforce.  She creates quality jobs for people in recovery and entering the workforce after being formerly incarcerated.  To further support the needs of workers, she created Maine Recovery Fund to help with all the other essential needs someone transitioning back into the workforce needs to be successful.
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    • 45 min
    Bureo

    Bureo

    Patagonia uses Bureo plastic for all of their hat brims because Bureo sources their plastic from discarded fishing nets that would otherwise be polluting our oceans.  Fishing nets are among the most dangerous plastic in our oceans, and thanks to Bureo, they've saved 3.2 million pounds of it from living on the ocean floor. Tune in to learn how Bureo got started and about some of the important nuances of recycling.
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    • 55 min
    Allagash Brewing

    Allagash Brewing

    In 1995 Rob Tod founded Allagash Brewing. With innovation at the forefront, he brewed the award winning Allagash White. In the 25 years since then, Allagash has grown substantially and so has their positive impact on community and the environment. Allagash sidestreams 99% of their waste, preventing it from ever making it to a landfill, invests in solar and wind to reduce their carbon foot print, donates 1% of all sales to local nonprofits, and purchased over 750,000 pounds of wheat from right here in their home state of Maine. Crack open a cold one and join us in learning more about how Allagash Brewing is Responsibly Different™.
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    • 59 min
    Stonyfield Organic

    Stonyfield Organic

    In this episode Stonyfield Organic’s Director of Sustainability Innovation, Lisa Drake, hopped on a call to answer all my questions about Stonyfield, their journey to B Corp certification and all the incredible work they are doing  for people and planet.  From their #PlayFree initiative to being on the frontline of lowering carbon emissions through soil sequestration with OpenTEAM, Stonyfield is responsibly different. 


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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8 Ratings

Tmarquis18 ,

Great podcast

Love to hear the stories of how our local businesses started up, how they give back and contribute to our community and their employees. Nice one!!!!

GHMarine ,

So informative

I learned so much about B- corps. It was interesting following Dirigo Collective and their journey as they begin this process. Looking forward to future episodes.

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