Looking for purpose-driven career or business advice? Want to match your personal brand with a values-aligned organization? The Caring Economy is your destination. Join us weekly for insightful discussions with influential leaders sharing how they balance purpose, profit, and legacy in today's challenging business landscape. Topics range from corporate social responsibility to brand stewardship and beyond.
Discover how to transform your career or business through caring principles. Engage with us on LinkedIn (Toby Usnik) and Twitter (@Tusnik) using #TheCaringEconomy.
Unity in Action: The Claudia Romo Edelman Story
Join us on "Unity in Action," where we explore the remarkable journey of Claudia Romo Edelman, the visionary founder of the We Are All Human Foundation. With a career spanning over 25 years at prestigious organizations like the United Nations, UNICEF, and the World Economic Forum, Claudia has been at the forefront of global campaigns and movements that have shaped the world.
In this inspiring series, Claudia shares her personal journey, revealing how her upbringing influenced her career path and the mentors who guided her. Discover what drew her to New York City, and delve into her expertise in brand building and campaign management. Claudia opens up about the inspiration behind the We Are All Human Foundation, the challenges she faced, and the significant successes that have marked its journey.
Listen as she outlines her ambitious goals for the next 5-10 years and learn how individuals and organizations can support the Foundation's critical work. Claudia also sheds light on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, and addresses the challenges facing the Hispanic community in the United States.
Featuring the impactful work of the Hispanic Star platform and the creation of Hispanic Star Hubs nationwide, this podcast is a deep dive into how Claudia's efforts have improved the lives of Hispanic families in the US. Furthermore, Claudia offers invaluable advice to other organizations working in similar fields and shares her wisdom for young, aspiring leaders.
Don't miss Claudia's insights on the upcoming 6th Annual Hispanic Leadership Summit at the United Nations in New York City. "Unity in Action" is more than a podcast; it's an invitation to understand and participate in building a world where we are all human, united in diversity and strength.
Children's Advocacy with Lynn Margherio of Cradles to Crayons
Join me, Toby Usnik, on an enlightening episode of the Caring Economy, where we delve into the heart of social impact and innovation in the nonprofit world. In this inspiring conversation, we're honored to host Lynn Margherio, Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons, a national leader in tackling clothing insecurity among children.
Discover how Cradles to Crayons, under Lynn's visionary leadership, has transformed the lives of millions of children in low-income and homeless situations. Learn about their unique Giving Factories® in major US cities and the innovative online platform, Giving Factory Direct®, expanding their reach to areas like NYC and San Francisco Bay Area. With a remarkable distribution of over 4 million packages, Lynn's story is a testament to the power of community engagement and strategic philanthropy.
We'll explore the inception, mission, and evolution of Cradles to Crayons, revealing the challenges and successes in addressing clothing insecurity. Lynn, with her extensive background in the Clinton Foundation and expertise in nonprofit management, offers invaluable insights into forming impactful partnerships, measuring social impact, and the future of social entrepreneurship.
Tune in as we discuss the latest trends in the caring economy, the potential challenges ahead, and the opportunities that lie in shaping a more compassionate world. Lynn also shares her vision for the future of Cradles to Crayons and her perspective on the evolving landscape of work in the realm of social good.
Don't miss this compelling episode where passion meets purpose, driving real change in the lives of children and setting a benchmark in the caring economy.
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Scott Curran: Improving Global Impact – A World Philanthropy Day Special!
As we celebrate World Philanthropy Day on November 15th, join us in an extraordinary episode of The Caring Economy Podcast featuring Scott M. Curran, CEO of Beyond Advisers.
Scott is the visionary behind some of the world's most influential social impact organizations and initiatives, including the Clinton Foundation, United Nations Foundation, The Starbucks Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Emerson Collective, Sean Penn's CORE, and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation. His expertise has left an indelible mark on the landscape of global philanthropy.
Before founding Beyond Advisers, Scott served as General Counsel for the Clinton Foundation during its most transformative period. His leadership was instrumental in scaling operations and impact, propelling the foundation to unprecedented heights. With over 4,000 staff and volunteers spanning 35 U.S. states and 40 countries, the Clinton Foundation's work under Scott's guidance touched countless lives through diverse social impact initiatives.
Beyond his role as a CEO, Scott is deeply committed to shaping the future of social impact law. He collaborates with law firms, teaches the innovative course "Lawyers as Social Innovators" at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and empowers the next generation of changemakers through his work with law professors at various institutions.
Scott's impact transcends borders. He serves on the boards of Two Bit Circus Foundation, Every Cure, and the Chicago Leadership Council of U.S. Soccer Foundation. As an alumni board member of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, he remains connected to his educational roots.
Together with his wife, Scott champions social change through the Curran Family Impact Fund, leaving an indomitable legacy of philanthropy.
Don't miss this special World Philanthropy Day episode where Scott Curran shares his insights, experiences, and the future of impact on The Caring Economy Podcast. Subscribe now and join us in celebrating the power of giving back! 🌎🤝
Don't forget to check out my book that inspired this whole series!
Charting the Future with Andi Cross: Navigating Business Growth and Ocean Advocacy | The Caring Economy
Dive deep with Andi Cross in this inspirational episode of "The Caring Economy," where passion for the planet meets business innovation. As the Expedition Lead for Edges of the Earth, Andi has spent over a decade masterminding growth strategies for startups and pivoting enterprises towards success. But it's not just about profit margins; it's about purpose and impact. Join us as Andi shares insights from her thrilling two-year expedition to 50 destinations, where she's amplifying the impact of teams dedicated to ocean and planetary conservation.
In this conversation, we deep dive into the stories of Andi's global journey, the tactics she employs to bolster businesses while caring for the environment, and the lessons learned from frontline ocean warriors. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a sustainability enthusiast, or someone looking to pivot your career towards a greater cause, Andi's expertise and encounters will galvanize your drive to make a difference.
Learn how the interplay of entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship is critical in shaping a future where the economy thrives in harmony with Earth's delicate ecosystems. This episode is not just a call to action—it's a roadmap to responsible growth and a testimony to the power of collaborative effort in facing the planet's most pressing challenges.
Subscribe to "The Caring Economy" now and join us in a conversation that delves into the importance of a balanced approach to business and ecology, driven by the stirring experiences of Andi Cross—an expedition leader, growth strategist, and a genuine guardian of the globe's blue heart.
Inside the World of Journalism and Politics with Jonathan Capehart
Deep dive into the dynamic world of journalism and politics with Pulitzer Prize-winning Associate Editor of The Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart. Join us for an engaging conversation as we explore his remarkable career and insights into the ever-evolving media landscape.
Jonathan Capehart has been a prominent opinion writer at The Washington Post since 2007, and he's hosted "Capehart," a weekly Post podcast, along with the weekly Post Live show "First Look," streamed on Comcast’s Peacock streaming service.
At MSNBC, Capehart anchors "The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart" and "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart," and his MSNBC special, "A Promised Land: A Conversation with Barack Obama," was Emmy-nominated in 2021. His special "Pride of the White House" earned a GLAAD Media Award in 2022 for "Outstanding TV Journalism - Long Form."
Capehart's role as a political analyst on "The PBS Newshour" and his appearances on the popular Friday segment "Brooks and Capehart" add depth to his multi-faceted career.
Join us for a captivating discussion with Jonathan Capehart, where we delve into his journey, career highlights, challenges faced as a Black, gay journalist, the state of journalism today, and much more. Discover the world of journalism through his eyes, and gain valuable insights into the media landscape and its impact on our society.
Subscribe now to gain access to this enlightening episode and stay tuned for more thought-provoking discussions with influential personalities on the Caring Economy Podcast.
Andy Posner's Journey to Tackle Poverty: CEO of Capital Good Fund
Welcome to the Caring Economy Podcast, where we delve into the stories of individuals who are changing the world through innovative solutions. In this episode, we have the privilege of hosting Andy Posner, the visionary founder of Capital Good Fund, a game-changing organization that's transforming the way we approach poverty alleviation.
Andy Posner's journey to social impact began during his time pursuing a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies at Brown University. His academic pursuits, centered on financing mechanisms for clean energy, took an unexpected turn when he discovered the groundbreaking work of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the 'Father of Microfinance.' Inspired by Dr. Yunus' vision and motivated by the financial crisis of 2008, Andy founded Capital Good Fund in 2009, with a mission to tackle poverty head-on.
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Toby Usnik interviews brilliant leaders and communicators that most of us have never had the chance to hear from . Very interesting and enlightening podcast.
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend The Caring Economy enough. 🙌
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