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Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

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    • Entrepreneurship

Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

    3D Printing Prosthetics in Vietnam | Rafael Masters & Ha (Ella) Trinh, Vulcan Augmetics

    3D Printing Prosthetics in Vietnam | Rafael Masters & Ha (Ella) Trinh, Vulcan Augmetics

    In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the founding  team at Vulcan Augmetics about the work they are doing in Vietnam to  bring affordable and highly functional 3D printed prosthetics to the  market.

    Besides their passion for the product, and the awesomeness of the  product itself, I continue to reflect on the dynamic between the  founders. Rafael’s crazy visions operationalized by Ella’s process and  translation skills.

    The energy between them in amazing.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.

    It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but  catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a  challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non)  that brings a solution to the market

    About Vulcan:
    Using 3D printing technology and maker-based manufacturing technology,  Vulcan Augmetics is developing and putting affordable, modular  prosthetics in the market.

    Follow Vulcan:
    Website: https://www.wearevulcan.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vulcanaugmetics/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vulcan-augmetics/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vulcan_augmetics/

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a  catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government,  corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together  knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case  for sustainability.

    Follow Rich:
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich:
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #Sustainability #innovation #Entrepreneurship

    • 27 min
    Building A Global Volunteer Movement | Hannah Wonjo, Good Deeds Day

    Building A Global Volunteer Movement | Hannah Wonjo, Good Deeds Day

    In this episode, I speak with Hannah Wonjo from Good Deeds Day about how they have created a movement that engages  millions of people around the world every year to do a “good” deed.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.

    It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but  catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a  challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non)  that brings a solution to the market

    About Good Deeds Day:
    Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world,  hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into  practice the simple idea that every single person can do something  good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and  positively change the world.

    Follow Hannah:
    Website: https://www.good-deeds-day.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hannah.wojno
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahwojno/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoodDeedsDay

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a  catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government,  corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together  knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case  for sustainability.

    Follow Rich:
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich:
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #Sustainability #innovation #Entrepreneurship

    • 22 min
    Innovating Closed Loop Fashion and Textiles in Hong Kong | The Mills Fabrica, Edwin Keh

    Innovating Closed Loop Fashion and Textiles in Hong Kong | The Mills Fabrica, Edwin Keh

    In this episode, I speak with Edwin Keh about the work that he is  doing to develop and support innovations that will drive circularity in  the fashion and textiles, and speak about various steps along his career  path have led him to where he is.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.

    It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but  catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a  challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non)  that brings a solution to the market

    About Edwin:
    Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and  Apparel. He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of  Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  where he teaches supply chain operations.

    Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global  Procurement. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence  in Greater China (COER GC) sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua  University.

    Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods  and retail companies. He was the Managing Director of Payless  Shoesource International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road  Australia. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for  Refugees.

    Edwin serves on multiple industry and educational boards. He advises several other social enterprises.

    Follow Edwin:
    Website: http://www.themillsfabrica.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwin.keh
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwin-keh-b8618b2/

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a  catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government,  corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together  knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case  for sustainability.

    Follow Rich:
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich:
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #Sustainability #innovation #Entrepreneurship

    • 26 min
    Build an Amazing Community | Vy Vu, Fitfam

    Build an Amazing Community | Vy Vu, Fitfam

    In this episode, I speak with Vy Vu about how  the organization she helped launch, FitFam, went from a handful of  friends working out together in a local park to hundreds of participants  getting up regularly to participate in more than 50 weekly events.

    Through our conversation, we  focused a lot on how to build a  community, and the challenge of building a business model around it  where the interests of the community remain front and center.

    Topics I believe are critical at this time.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.It is a series that we hope will not only engage and  inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.To  identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model  (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step.

    Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with  government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring  together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their  business case for sustainability.

    Follow Rich
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #richbrubaker #SocialEntrepreneurship #founderstory

    • 22 min
    Delivering Community-Based Solutions | Illac Diaz, Liter of Light

    Delivering Community-Based Solutions | Illac Diaz, Liter of Light

    In this episode, I speak with Illac Diaz about the work that he is doing  at Liter of Light, and how he is building a business model that helps  communities move forward. It is a business model rooted in his belief  that communities can solve their own problems, but in helping them, he  creates a problem (that he must solve) for his own business model.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.

    It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but  catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a  challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non)  that brings a solution to the market

    About Illac:
    Illac Diaz is a social entrepreneur working to empower communities  through pioneering programs. His name ‘Illac’, that was given to him at  birth, is an Aztec term meaning ‘god of light’, which is just  coincidence. Illac founded the MyShelter Foundation in 2006 to promote  grassroots sustainable development through capacity-building and  employment-generating projects.

    Follow Illac
    Website: https://literoflight.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/illacancellotti.diaz

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ildiaz/
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/illacdiaz

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a  catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government,  corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together  knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case  for sustainability.

    Follow Rich
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #EntrepreneursForGood #SocialEntrepreneurship #Innovation

    • 26 min
    Maximizing YOUR Impact as a Social Intrapreneur | Brian Cotter, UNICEF

    Maximizing YOUR Impact as a Social Intrapreneur | Brian Cotter, UNICEF

    In this episode, I speak with Brian Cotter about why he sees UNICEF  as a great platform to leverage his entrepreneurial spirit and tool set  for the greatest impact.

    It is a great conversation, where he shows a lot of self-awareness  about how he sees entrepreneurship, as an entrepreneurship, but also as a  tool set and mindset that can click into larger organizations… and at  the end he gives some insights into how those debating the best path for  them can make a better decision.

    About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
    Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose  mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and  economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about  their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have  had to overcome.It is a series that we hope will not only engage and  inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.To  identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model  (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.About

    About Brian:
    Brian helps organizations identify, analyze, and solve the increasingly complex challenges they face in Vietnam and globally.

    Over the last 10+ years in Vietnam he has developed a broad set of  experiences with forays into retail, hospitality, I.T., and consulting.  He helps companies grow, redefine their structures, and installed  processes that have lead to new and successful results.

    I’ve also been a keen observer and supporter of the startup ecosystem  in Vietnam and regularly participate in events as a judge, mentor, and  speaker.

    Follow Brian:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdcotter/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briandcotter
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CotterVN

    About Rich:
    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard  Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire,  and equip those around him to take their first step.

    Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with  government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring  together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their  business case for sustainability.

    Follow Rich
    Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

    Contact Rich
    social@richbrubaker.com

    #richbrubaker #SocialImpact #UNICEF

    • 27 min

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