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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

207-847-0685


Episodes

Pronouns

1/6/2022
In this episode, host of Responsibly Different Benn Marine shares with listeners some best practices around using pronouns in your work space and unpacks some of the gender universe to help folks build more inclusive and safer work environments. Click here to see full show notes with links and resources Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:51:01

B Lab US & Canada

12/23/2021
B Lab is the global nonprofit that certifies B Corps and is leading the way for social enterprise. In this episode I spoke with Andrew Kahan a community engagement manager for B Lab US and Canada. He answers all my questions about everything from how B Lab started to what its current operation looks like today and what the certification experience is like for B Lab. See the Full Show Notes with Links and Transcriptions Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:58:51

Ethique

12/9/2021
CEO and founder of the global skin and hair care brand Ethique, Brianne West shares with us her story of how she built a values based company that is rooted in supporting people and planet. Based in New Zealand, Brianne has brought cruelty free, palm oil free, products to homes around the globe while supporting producers and growers of her ingredients through direct trade and fair trade practices. Ethique Full Show Notes Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:44:40

Amy's Kitchen

11/25/2021
Amy's Kitchen creates delicious pre-made meals that are all vegetarian and organic. They even have vegan and gluten free options as well. In this episode their Senior Sustainability Director Paul Schiefer shares with us the story of Amy's, what it means to be a Sustainability director, the differences in organic farming vs traditional agriculture and how they are supporting people and planet. Find Full Show Notes Here Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:55:21

Talking B Corps with Kids

11/24/2021
In this episode fellow Dirigo Collective Content Director Allison Blackstone has a conversation with her 12 year old daughter about B Corps, sustainability, and voting with your dollars. Chloe is also testament to how in tune young people of today are with the needs of the planet and each other. We hope you enjoy this holiday bonus. Link to Full Show Notes Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:31:55

EO Products

11/11/2021
Brad Black and Susan Girffin-Black co-own and run one of the last largest independently owned organic beauty companies, EO Products. EO Products creates natural body care products based on essential oils and is a company rooted in strong values around people and planet. In operation for over 25 years they have the highest of standards in their ingredients for the quality of the product and the safety of the end user. Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:57:46

TripZero

10/28/2021
Ever wonder about how to make your business travel or events and conferences a little more earth friendly? Eric Zimmerman has, and he built TripZero to solve for that very problem in an effort to help support our planet. Tune in to hear about Eric's journey towards personal sustainability and how it was at odds with his business activities. Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:45:42

Beautycounter

10/14/2021
You're probably already familiar with Beautycounter as a premiere skincare brand, but did you know that they have passed 9 bills and counting to protect consumers from harmful chemicals? In this episode SVP of Social Mission at Beautycounter Lindsay Dahl sat down to chat with me about how Beautycounter is having an impact and she had some great insights to help you create impact as well. See the full Show Notes Here Support the show (http://responsiblydifferent.com)

Duration:00:40:36

Dean Cycon of Dean's Beans

9/30/2021
Dean Cycon is a Nobel Prize of Business Honoree for the work he and his team at Dean's Beans has done since their inception in 1993. He is a leader and an inspiration within the B Corp community. Dean founded the first non-profit in the coffee space in 1988 called Coffee Kids. With an eye towards working in and with coffee farming communities, Coffee Kids was the first development non-profit of its kind. Dean shares with us how his passion and drive for justice took him from being a civil...

Duration:01:17:21

CEO of Vital Farms, Russell Diez-Canseco

9/16/2021
Vital Farm's prides themselves on having all pasture raised humane products from eggs to butter. CEO Russel Diez-Canseco shares with us the importance of stakeholder capitalism and how Vital Farms works everyday to provide both you and the farms your eggs and dairy come from with quality products and support. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Site Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:49:00

Patagonia

9/2/2021
In this episode Patagonia's Director of Environmental Programs for North America, Rebecca Goodstein, sat down with me to answer all my questions about the role B Corp plays at Patagonia, how to building lasting relationships with local non-profits that create meaningful impact, voting, and so much more. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:52:21

B Noble & The Impact of the War on Drugs

8/19/2021
In this episode we dive deep into some of the systemic issues of racism and oppression that have occurred through the War on Drugs. You'll hear my conversation with the formerly incarcerated Bernard Noble, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy. Their partnership with Curaleaf created a social enterprise called B Noble that uses the sale of legal cannabis to begin righting the wrongs done during cannabis prohibition. Following my conversation with Bernard and Fab, I sat down with the Executive...

Duration:00:55:00

ShoppingGives

8/5/2021
Certified B Corp Shopping Gives makes connecting with customers and supporting the causes you care about, a seamless experience. I came across Shopping Gives in my own shopping experience and was super curious. So I sat down with their founder Ronny Sage, he shares great insights on how to start your vision to how to have an impact at the point of sale. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:42:16

Arbonne

7/22/2021
Arbonne is an international health and wellness brand. All their products are vegan, cruelty free, and formulated gluten free. They also have a foundation to support mental well being in youth around the globe. In this episode, I share with you a conversation I had with Andrea Chase. Andrea is a fellow B Corp enthusiast, the executive director of B Local Los Angeles and the Director of Corporate Responsibility and Social Impact at Arbonne. She answers all my questions about Arbonne and their...

Duration:00:53:03

B Corp vs Benefit Corp

7/8/2021
Benefit Corporation, being certified B Corp, sounds like the same thing right? Are they the same thing, well, sometimes but by definition no. Our guests for this episode are attorney with Bernstein Shur Helen Sterling Coburn and Conscious Revolution founder Tara Jenkins to unpack for us the differences between certified B Corps, Benefit Corporations, and where they intersect. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show...

Duration:00:57:04

UNH B Impact Clinic Students Share their Experience

7/3/2021
This weekend we re-declare our interdependence and commitment to using business as a force for good! One year ago today we launched this podcast to share with all of you our journey to certification to hopefully help you in your journey and inspire you with all the good work happening in the B Corp community. In this Bonus episode I sat down with the four students that worked with us and helped prepare us for submitting our B Impact assessment. We began exploring the B Impact assessment in...

Duration:00:53:55

Understanding the Impact of Fashion with Another Tomorrow

6/24/2021
Fashion is not my forte, however, I reached out to someone for which it is. Vanessa Barboni Hallik the founder of Another Tomorrow, a new women's clothing brand is on a mission to bring transparency and true sustainability to the clothing industry. She shares with us the some of the unspoken truths of clothing and fashion and is actively working to change them. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:42:36

Harvesting Crops and Sun with Blue Wave Solar

6/10/2021
Blue Wave Solar’s Project Development Managing Director Chad Nichols and their Civic Engagement Office Manager Rachel Clogston jumped on a call with me to answer all my solar questions. Rachel and Chad share with us about dual use solar, how they support community solar projects, and how they navigate the B Impact Assessment. And, I learned about B Lab’s audit process! See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:53:13

Sweet Livity

5/20/2021
Sweet Livity supports individuals, communities, and businesses with the ability to do their work to their fullest capability as their most authentic selves. We talk about burnout, self care, systemic change. Co-founders Diana Marie Lee and Samuel González share with me their journey in founding Sweet Livity. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:54:29

Ben Cohen, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

5/13/2021
The Ben & Jerry's brand is synonymous with more than just ice cream, it’s often associated with the fight for justice. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have been using their national platform of tasty ice cream to advocate on behalf of justice for a long time. We cover the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity, getting big money out of politics, and of course sprinkled in are some sweet treats about Ben Cohen. See the Full Show Notes on the Responsibly Different™ Website Support the show...

Duration:00:34:43