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.
Announcement: Events & New Show
Happy International Podcasting Day! We're rolling out some new content for you including a new show called Curious Coworkers and will begin doing live recordings where you can participate and ask guests some of your questions. Our first event is this Tuesday October 4, 2022 from 3 - 4pm EDT with Patagonia and the nonprofit Vote Early Day. Please register for this free event at this link here (or copy and paste the below link if this isn't working for you).
DoneGood is an online market place that makes shopping your values easy. Forbes has called them the Amazon of Social Good. You can filter products by your values and know that every product on their site ensures living wages and practices that support people and planet.
Cabot Creamery Co-Op
Cabot Creamery Co-Op has won nearly every award imaginable for test when it comes to their dairy products. They've also bee a certified B Corp since 2012. In this episode I am joined by their director of sustainability and one of the family farms that makes up the Co-Op.
Laci Chisolm founded and runs Fit4Dance in Brooklyn New York sharing her love and passion for dance with her community. In doing so, she is changing people's lives and building more resilient communities through the dance studio's community organizing and giving efforts. A certified B Corp since 2016 and best for the world honoree, Laci shares with us her journey and insights on how to use business as a force for good.
MPOWERD is lighting the way in social enterprise. Celebrating 10 years in business they have impacted 4 million lives and diverted 3 million tonnes of carbon through their portable solar powered lights and chargers. In this episode founder John Salzinger and President and CEO Seungah Jeong share with us their journey with MPOWERD and the impact they are having around the globe with over 700 NGO partners.
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In this episode I sat down with Eagan Eldridge, the assistant production manager at Wicked Joe’s, a local B Corp certified coffee company and a 2022 Best for the World Honoree for Community from B Lab US and Canada. I sat down for a chat with Eagan to hear all about his experience working at Wicked Joe's and what harnessing business as a force for good means to them.
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!!!!
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.