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Brand on Purpose

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Brand on Purpose is an engaging new podcast focused on uncovering the untold stories of entrepreneurs and senior leaders who have discovered how to serve a greater good while building or transforming major brands. Join host Aaron Kwittken as he speaks to innovative leaders who make it their brand’s mission to do well by doing good.

Brand on Purpose is an engaging new podcast focused on uncovering the untold stories of entrepreneurs and senior leaders who have discovered how to serve a greater good while building or transforming major brands. Join host Aaron Kwittken as he speaks to innovative leaders who make it their brand’s mission to do well by doing good.

Location:

United States

Description:

Brand on Purpose is an engaging new podcast focused on uncovering the untold stories of entrepreneurs and senior leaders who have discovered how to serve a greater good while building or transforming major brands. Join host Aaron Kwittken as he speaks to innovative leaders who make it their brand’s mission to do well by doing good.

Twitter:

@akwittken

Language:

English


Episodes

Change Comes in Waves with United By Blue Founder & CEO Brian Linton (S6EP03)

1/19/2021
United By Blue Founder & CEO Brian Linton talks about how the organic and eco-friendly clothing and accessories retailer is leading the charge when it comes to sustainability innovation. A certified B Corp since 2011, Philadelphia-based United By Blue makes its products out of recycled and organic materials, removing one pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product purchased – leading to over three million pounds of trash removed to date. Brian discusses the ways growing up in...

Duration:00:28:45

Redesigning Sexual Assault Advocacy with Margo Founder Antya Waegemann (S6E02)

1/12/2021
Margo founder Antya Waegemann discusses the trauma of sexual assault, the stigma attached to victims and the importance of conducting a rape kit – and how these points led her to becoming a sexual assault advocate. After discovering that thousands of rape kits are left untested, Antya took a stand to address the issue by redesigning a rape kit that aims to empower assault survivors by offering them the help and care that they deserve. Antya sheds light on the importance of having empathy for...

Duration:00:31:19

Seeing a Brighter Future with Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal & VisionSpring CEO Ella Gudwin (S6E01)

1/5/2021
Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal and VisionSpring CEO Ella Gudwin discuss the “buy a pair, give a pair” partnership that transformed the glasses industry and the widespread impact the organizations have had around the world. Diving into how the organizations work together, the duo pull back the curtain on how Warby’s glasses sales support VisionSpring’s efforts to bring glasses and vision education to emerging regions. Coming up with the idea for Warby Parker with some...

Duration:01:07:42

Eat, Donate, Repeat with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine CEO and Co-Founder Robert Lee

11/24/2020
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine CEO and Co-Founder Robert Lee discusses how he followed a gut feeling to leave his financial services job and pursue a fulltime career donating otherwise unused food to those in need. Born with a food-saver mentality, Robert has taken the nonprofit to new heights, partnering with restaurants, grocery stores and other food businesses to donate over 5 million pounds of food to homeless shelters and pantries. Aaron and Robert discuss how 40 percent of food produced in...

Duration:00:26:21

A Quick Update from Aaron

11/5/2020
Brand on Purpose will return in January 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:45

152 Years of Purpose with Tata Consultancy Services Chief Social Responsibility Officer Balaji Ganapathy (S5E16)

10/27/2020
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Chief Social Responsibility Officer & Global Head of CSR Balaji Ganapathy talks about the IT services, digital and business solutions company’s purpose journey and its mission to connect youth, women and marginalized groups to opportunities in the digital economy. Part of the 152-year old Tata Group of companies, TCS recently became the world’s most valuable information tech company, leveraging its extensive history to quickly adapt to an ever-changing world...

Duration:00:39:15

A New Digital Front Door for Healthcare with Hims & Hers Founder and CEO Andrew Dudum (S5E15)

10/20/2020
Hims & Hers Founder and CEO Andrew Dudum highlights how the digital health platform is leading the charge in virtual health, of which has drastically risen in popularity - and necessity - during the pandemic. Launched just three years ago, Hims & Hers serves with the mission to be “the front door” in today’s current healthcare system, as nearly 80% of U.S. rural counties don’t have a doctor close by. In conversation, Andrew and Aaron discuss how Hims encourages men to take care of themselves...

Duration:00:38:51

“What Makes America Great?” With Raising Our Hands Author Jenna Arnold (S5E14)

10/13/2020
Raising Our Hands author Jenna Arnold discusses equality, vulnerability, and the importance of finding and using your voice during this challenging, polarizing and politicized time. Exploring the themes covered in the book, Jenna offers her unique perspective on privilege and shares insights from her years of conversations with white women across America about their identity and role in the country. Raising Our Hands is a call to white women – but relevant beyond that demographic – to stop...

Duration:00:52:18

Clean Energy for Emerging Markets with BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar (S5E13)

10/6/2020
BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar shines a light on how many people around the world lack clean, affordable household energy, which leads to meals cooked on smoky open fires and little or no electricity in homes. After learning about these issues, Jonathan founded BioLite, which offers products designed to cook, charge, and light off-grid households by harnessing surrounding energy. Through the company’s unique Parallel Innovation model, BioLite targets both off-grid households in emerging markets...

Duration:00:44:49

Housing is a Human Right with Esusu Co-Founder Abbey Wemimo (S5E12)

9/29/2020
Abbey Wemimo co-founder of Esusu, a financial technology platform that helps disenfranchised and financially excluded individuals seek a better, more fiscally prosperous future, believes where you come from shouldn’t determine where you’ll go. Abbey and Aaron explore housing as a basic human right, discuss how Esusu helps individuals build money and credit that is deemed essential to securing housing and wealth in the U.S., and why companies like Esusu are essential to leveling out the...

Duration:00:28:47

Hygiene & Justice with The Honey Pot Founder and CEO Bea Dixon (S5E11)

9/22/2020
The Honey Pot Founder and CEO Bea Dixon touches on the founding of her plant-powered hygiene product company and how she’s leveraged her platform to discuss racial, gender and economic justice. Bea began creating The Honey Pot products from her own kitchen sink, and now the company is in nearly every major retailer. In conversation, Bea discusses the recent Target advertisement that received backlash and how Target has had such a strong impact on the company’s success, how The Honey Pot...

Duration:00:35:23

Changing Socks, Changing Lives with Bombas Co-Founders David Heath (CEO) and Randy Goldberg (Chief Branding Officer) (S5E10)

9/15/2020
Bombas Co-Founders David Heath (CEO) and Randy Goldberg (Chief Branding Officer) discuss how a Facebook post that mentioned socks are the number one most requested item in homeless shelters led to the creation of the brand that supports those communities by way of a one-for-one premium sock donation model. David and Randy also discuss how Toms and Warby Parker served as inspiration, the importance of having a pristine product for a mission-driven organization, their successful Shark Tank...

Duration:00:40:53

Reusable Cups for a Sustainable Future with Vessel Co-Founder Dagny Tucker (S5E09)

9/8/2020
Vessel co-founder Dagny Tucker talks about why she helped start the tech-enabled stainless steel reusable cup service. Having worked in global peace and conflict for over 20 years, Dagny was struck by how often tensions would rise in areas over resources, and began considering ways she could make a difference when it came to conservation and more sustainable solutions in everyday life. This deep interest in looking at unseen environmental and social impacts of consumption led to the creation...

Duration:00:34:09

Digital Letters From Prison with Photo Patch Foundation Founder and Executive Director Antoine Patton (S5E08)

9/1/2020
Photo Patch Foundation Founder and Executive Director Antoine Patton talks about how his own incarceration led to the creation of the brand that helps to increase communication for the 2.7 million children in the United States that have a parent in prison. Through a digital platform and mobile app - created by Antoine’s then 12-year-old daughter - children can write letters and send photos to their incarcerated parents, strengthening communication between youth and their family members. In...

Duration:00:34:16

A New Way to Summer School with Practice Makes Perfect’s Karim Abouelnaga (S5E07)

8/25/2020
Practice Makes Perfect CEO and founder Karim Abouelnaga talks about how the B Corp works with low-income schools to help narrow the achievement gap and reframe learning over the summer as a way to get ahead. Karim, a TED Fellow and Echoing Green Fellow, offers insight into his own background growing up in a community with a low high school graduation rate and limited expectations, and how he went on to become an Ivy League graduate. He and Aaron discuss the critical role of mentorship for...

Duration:00:39:25

Addressing Gender Parity in the Restaurant Industry with Tender Greens' Denyelle Bruno (S5E06)

8/18/2020
Tender Greens CEO Denyelle Bruno talks about why the chef-led kitchen company shifted its focus to grocery delivery during COVID-19. The conversation also addresses the codependency of retail and service businesses, the machismo nature of the restaurant industry, and the importance of implementing gender parity across business infrastructures to ensure a long-lasting and prosperous economic future. Tune in to learn more about how Denyelle's extensive background in social and gender...

Duration:00:37:21

Protecting and Empowering Trans Communities with Transgender District's Aria Sa'id (S5E5)

8/11/2020
Transgender District Executive Director Aria Sa'id discusses why she co-founded the world’s first legally recognized transgender district in San Francisco. Aria speaks to her own experiences with her identity, her direct support of legislation providing medial protection to intersex people, and why she is dedicated to creating a space to empower and uplift transgender communities. Tune in to this powerful episode covering everything from the unchecked privileges of white queer communities to...

Duration:00:40:29

Returnships for Caregivers with Path Forward’s Tami Forman (S5E04)

8/4/2020
Path Forward Executive Director Tami Forman discusses why we need to remove barriers and provide better support for caregivers returning to the workforce, which Path Forward aims to do by partnering with companies like Amazon, Apple, Walmart and more for paid, 16-week ”returnships” that help talented individuals re-enter the workforce. Tami also touches on the immense and unparalleled transferable skills gained through parenting, the long continued gender gap in the workforce, and the need...

Duration:00:38:36

Clean Eating & Healthy Investing with HumanCo CEO Jason Karp (S5E3)

7/28/2020
HumanCo CEO Jason Karp discusses why he thinks investing in and growing health-focused businesses at scale is the best way to address global health and food crises. He founded HumanCo, a clean and accessible food and lifestyle company, because of his firsthand experience in the way food can affect health. Diagnosed with a degenerative corneal disease and told he would be blind by the age of 30, Jason discovered the literal life-saving answer of clean eating and turned his life around for the...

Duration:00:50:59

Becoming a Low-Carbon World with Climate Neutral’s Austin Whitman (S5E02)

7/21/2020
Climate Neutral CEO Austin Whitman walks us through how the nonprofit collaborates with brands to be more climate-centered and showcase that it’s time to take carbon emissions seriously. Focused on redirecting funds to low carbon assets and helping consumers make better decisions, the three-step carbon neutralizing process is achievable and affordable, setting brands – and the climate – up for success. Austin also talks about simple ways individuals can decrease their carbon impact,...

Duration:00:35:06