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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

Revolution Foods

5/26/2022
Food insecurity is all around us in every town in the United States. 38 million people, including over 12million children are food insecure in the United States. That’s one in eight people and one in six children facing food insecurity every day. Revolution Foods is a certified B Corp working to address this problem by creating affordable nutritious clean label food products for schools and municipalities in 23 states. See Full Show notes on ResponsiblyDifferent.com

Duration:00:44:35

GWI

5/12/2022
Internet Service Provider GWI shares the impact and importance of internet access and high quality broadband and its impact on social justice and equity. Kerem Durdag is the President and Chief Operating Officer for GWI, he answers all our questions about ISPs, privacy, social justice, and shared a bit about his non-profit Indus that is working to support the immigrant entrepreneurial community.

Duration:01:04:10

Aether Diamonds

4/28/2022
Aether Diamonds is the first and currently only diamond manufacturer that is a certified B Corp. What makes them so special? They turn air into diamonds and they do it using all clean energy sources. For every diamond carat they sell, they are committed to pulling 20 tonnes of carbon out of the air. Co-founder Ryan Shearman shares the journey, including navigating B Corp certification and the importance of sustainability in every field. See Full Show Notes on Responsibly Different™...

Duration:00:34:45

Samara Sparkling Drink

4/14/2022
Joe Laur is the founder of B Corp Certified beverage Samara, you may remember it as Maple Mama Beverage. What started as a home made healthy alternative beverage for his kids sweetened with maple syrup, has taken on a life all its own. Joe was no stranger to B Corps when he founded Maple Mama Beverage, he had been a certified B Corp for nearly 20 years in the business consulting firm he co-founded called SEED Strategies. We talk about Samara, Creative Tension, shifting your perspective, and...

Duration:00:37:49

Payactiv

3/31/2022
At the start of 2022 64% of the U.S. population was living paycheck to paycheck (Lending Club Report). Predatory lending practices create an even greater burden on working americans as they need access to their income more quickly. Payactiv is working to close that gap by creating Earned Wage Access. Join us as I talk with Sabina Bhatia, the Chief Customer Officer of Payactiv. See Full Show Notes on ResponsiblyDifferent.com Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:46:21

Smart Set Design & Print Shop

3/17/2022
Smart Set is a B Corp certified Union print and design shop out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Owner Kevin Brown shares with us the power that small businesses have in influencing public policy and why he's advocating hard for universal healthcare. See Full Show Notes on ResponsiblyDifferent.com Support the show (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

Duration:00:25:36

Carbon Offsets with Native

1/20/2022
B Corp Certified Native (previously Native Energy) helps you navigate reaching your climate goals both personally and as a company. We talk carbon offset projects, calculating your carbon footprint, understanding Scope one, two, and three as it pertains to Green House Gas emissions, and so much more. And of course, as always, we talk B Corp land and ways you can have an impact through your business and your personal habits. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES Support the show...

Duration:00:46:15

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 (https://responsiblydifferent.com/support/)

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