Business for Good Podcast
By Toni Okamoto and Paul Shapiro
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Join hosts Toni Okamoto and Paul Shapiro as they talk with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.
||CleanEp. 15 - Making McProgress for Good||When you think about picking a career that’ll help make the world a better place, do you think of working at the largest fast food company in the world? You may not, but that’s indeed what Bob Langert spent his career doing. The former...||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - From Stand-Up Comedian to Saving the World with Soup||Sara Polon is saving the world, one bowl of soup at a time. The entrepreneur who recently was on Shark Tank and the TODAY Show has a lot to say, but for a change, this entrepreneur isn’t talking with us; she’s talking with our friend Adam Yee of...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - Would you hire a convicted felon? This guy does.||If you’re in management, you have to think all the time about whom to hire. But have you ever wondered....who would Jesus hire? That’s the question Father Greg Boyle asked himself many decades ago, when he became moved by the plight of gang...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Building a Sweeter, Slavery-Free Chocolate Industry with Tony’s Chocolonely’s||It’s not every day that someone charges themselves with a crime, but that’s exactly what the founder of a chocolate company that’s just starting to get distribution throughout the US did. You may have seen their packaging popping up in the candy..||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - The Business of Saving Coral Reefs with Sam Teicher||For decades conservation charities have been trying to save the oceans, but sadly, the tide hasn’t turned in their favor. In just the past 40 years, we’ve killed off half the world’s coral reefs, with 20% dying in the past three years alone....||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoby Is a Rock Star for Animals||When you think about someone using their business for good, you don’t usually think of a rock star. And when you think of a rock star, you might think hedonistic living and self-aggrandizement. Well, despite the fact that Moby has sold more than 20...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Lindsay Reinsmith and Jason Payne Are (Lab-)Growing a More Cultured Diamond Industry||Human rights and environmental advocates have tried to reform the diamond mining industry, but what if the answer was as simple as just growing diamonds in a lab? That’s what start-ups like Ada Diamonds are betting on. This husband-wife cofounder...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Saving Trees with Joe Luttwak, the Entrepreneurial Lorax||Hear from the founder and CEO of Lingrove, Joe Luttwak, in this new interview about his journey from working at Ferrari to founding a guitar company to now founding and running a company whose goal is, just like Dr. Seuss’s Lorax, nothing short of...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Simon Griffiths on How Toilet Paper Can Save Lives||Toilets drastically improve health, life expectancy, school attendance rates, and more. And this episode, we’ve got someone who says every trip you make to the toilet can be a feel-good experience--since the company Simon Griffiths started, Who...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: The Saudi Arabian Prince Who’s Investing in a More Humane Future||His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal isn’t your typical vegan. A son of the man TIME magazine calls the “Arabian Warren Buffett,” he uses his wealth and influence to build a more sustainable world, supporting everything from...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Michelle Masek Uses Science to Make Your Produce Last Longer||You know that feeling: You’ve been patiently waiting for your avocado to ripen for days, trying to divine that perfect moment to cut it open and see nothing but lush, gorgeous green fruit. Instead....as you open it up, whatever green you were hoping..||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Bharti Singhla Ushers In a Pollution Revolution||Black pollution is the new green in India, as Bharti Singhla points out in this episode. A chemical engineer, Bharti’s the executive vice president of strategy for Chakr.in--a start-up founded in 2015 that’s innovating a way to clear the air in a...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Seth Goldman on Sweetening the Less-Sugar Market||Seth Goldman started his career three decades ago thinking that if he wanted to make an impact on public health and agricultural sustainability, he’d need to explore a career in nonprofits or public policy. Fast forward to today and Seth’s...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Lisa Schon on Saving Wildlife with Bird-Friendly Glass||You rarely see wildlife advocates protesting window construction. Why not? Windows kill upwards of a billion wild birds in America alone each year. (That’s not a typo: billion with a ‘b.’) It’s as if we’re primed to think the carnage isn’t..||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: John Mackey on Conscious Capitalism||As a student, John Mackey was an idealistic hippie who worked in a vegetarian co-op while studying religion and philosophy. He never took a business class during his whole academic career. In other words, he wasn’t exactly the guy people would’ve...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative & Inspiring
Informative and inspiring. So glad this exists!
Love this podcast
Really get a lot listening to this. recommend it to anyone interested in entrepreneurship, business, and doing good.
Breath of Fresh Air! (Plug for a Chakr Innovation!)
I stumbled upon Paul via The Joyful Vegan’s network (aka Colleen Patrick-Goudreau) and found the information he had to share very intriguing. I purchased his book, subscribed to his newsletter, and that’s when I found this podcast. Showcasing the goodness of leaders/businesses isn’t always something we hear about, so it’s truly been a breath of fresh air to listen to Paul, Toni, and their guests. The content is thought provoking, instilled with positive vibes, and simply put—showcasing leaders who wish to be the change they want to see in the world around them. Love it!