The Ethical Business Podcast
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Every week, we interview a leading business mind to get the latest ideas and inspiration about running a more ethical business. No junk, just compelling stories about how they got to where they are and actionable tactics you can use in your own business now. A new episode is uploaded every week, so make sure you subscribe to make sure you never miss out!
||CleanEpisode 38 – Sustainable Construction with Paul Galvin of SG Blocks||Paul Galvin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SG Blocks, Inc., a leading innovator and designer of container-based structures. Founded in 2007, SG Blocks utilizes code-engineered cargo shipping containers to construct and provide safe, strong a||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 – The World’s Most Ethical Bra with Stephanie Devine||This week we had the formidable Stephanie Devine on the show. Stephanie’s determination and grit is unparalleled. We explored her journey from experiencing breast cancer and not being able to find a soft, organic cotton bra with no underwine||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 – Tackling Climate Change in New Ways with Professor Michael Vandenbergh||Michael P Vandenbergh is the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law at Vanderbilt University. He is also Director of the Climate Change Research Network and Co-director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program. Michael talks to us about h||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 – Ethical Clothing Manufacturing with Jessica Kelly of Thr3efold||Jessica Kelly has spent the last few years cracking a major problem in the fashion industry – how to ensure your manufacturing is done ethically, while still maintaining your viability as a business. This is an issue that has plagued us, as well as||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 – 101 Reasons to Get Out of Bed with Natasha Milne||This week, we are honoured to be joined on the podcast by Natasha Milne of My Home Planet. Natasha is the author of 101 Reasons to Get out of Bed – an inspirational book comprising inspiring and uplifting tales from 101 amazing individuals, some of||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Getting Small Artisans to Scale Using a New Business Model – with Lisa Moiseeva of GlobeIn||Liza Mosseiva is a social business veteran and co-founder of GlobeIn, a Silicon Valley company revolutionising the subscription box industry with its mission to deliver joy by empowering and connecting remarkable, remote artisans to mindful customers.||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Living your values in everything you do – with Christina Zipperlen of Ananda Soul||Christina Zipperlen is the founder and designer of the ethical jewelry & clothing brand Ananda Soul. Christina never considered herself a business woman but rather an artist and a yogi. When she moved to Bali in 2008, her intentions were to sh||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 – Global Sustainability with Mark Lefko||Mark Lefko has coached and mentored more than 100 CEOs and company presidents, bringing with him 35 years of real-world C-level business experience. A thought leader in the fields of leadership and sustainability and Founder and CEO of Lefko Group, Mark||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Social Enterprise and Investment with Danny Almagor of Small Giants||Danny Almagor is a modern-day Renaissance man. Along with his wife, Berry Liberman, Danny founded ‘Small Giants’ – Australia’s first B Corporation – to create, support, nurture and empower businesses and entrepreneurs that are shifting us to a||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Bringing Traditional African Jewelry to Market with Megan Kitt of Tuli||Megan Kitt is the founder of Tuli, an ethical business that is working to improve womens’ lives in Uganda by bringing their traditional paper jewelry products to the global market. Tuli’s mission is to empower resourceful, hard-working people||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Transforming Medical Imaging with Dave Willis of Clarius Mobile Health||Dave Willis is the co-founder and chief strategy adviser at Clarius Mobile Health; a company seeking to revolutionise the medical imaging industry by bringing affordable, durable devices into the hands of those that most need the help. ClariusR||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 – Edible Six Pack Rings(!) with Chris Gove from Saltwater Brewery||Chris Gove is one of the founders of the Saltwater Brewery – a Florida-based brewery that is turning the world of eco packaging upside down with its invention of the ‘edible six pack rings’. Tackling the age-old problem of six pack ring||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Crafting Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry with Arabel Lebrusan||Arabel Lebrusan is a pioneer in the jewelry industry. Arabel was one of the first to introduce sustainable and fair trade practices into making her high-end masterpieces and she continues to blaze an ethical trail by continually improving the way she||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Building Communities with Traditional Crafts with Chris Frager from Stitch and Loom||Chris Frager is the co-founder of Stitch and Loom, a company that supports traditional artisans to keep their ancient crafts alive while sharing their beautiful handwoven rugs with buyers all over the world. Co-founder Matt and Chris share a fondness f||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Ethical Wooden Jewelry with Julia Denes from Woodfolk Natural Accessories||Woodfolk accessories is the business and passion of Julia Denes, an Australian entrepreneur who has built a thriving wooden jewelry business that not only makes beautiful pieces but helps support sustainable development among local artisans in Nep||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The Perils of Fast Fashion with Catherine van ver Meulen of THiNK Business Services||Catherine van der Meulen was the International Brand Manager for fast fashion brand Supre for over 14 years. During this time, she learned the ins and outs of an industry with a lot of ethical challenges, from oppressive labor conditions to the widespre||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Optimizing for Happiness while Building an Empire with Stefan Klumpp of Mobile Jazz||Stefan Klumpp is the founder of Mobile Jazz, one of the world’s leading mobile development companies. He’s built up a company with an incredible team culture, and he’s managed to do it by giving his employees the freedom to work however they want||11/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Shopping to Make a Difference with Rolfe Larson, Social Entrepreneurship Guru||Rolfe Larson is a passionate expert in social enterprise, who has spent his long career helping not-for-profit businesses find ways to make money and improve the world. At the same time, Rolfe has spearheaded efforts to educate consumers about making||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Expanding Your Horizons Through Travel with Shannon O’Donnell, National Geographic Traveler of the Year||Shannon O’Donnell is living a life most of us only dream of. For the past seven years, she has been traveling the world and sharing the stories of people and places that you wouldn’t otherwise hear. Venturing off the beaten track and focusing||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Coding for a Cause with Liz Koch and Mark Hoad of Afterwire||Mark and Liz are the founders of AfterWire, a boutique online marketing agency specializing in making websites better. Through ensuring that a website is tracking the data a client needs and working to define the metrics that really matter to them, Afte||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Ethical Diapers and China Sourcing with Gabrielle Lods||We first met Gabrielle at the DNX Conference in Berlin, where she was walking around a party with a colorful diaper in her hands. We knew almost immediately she was our kind of person. There was indeed method to her madness, however; Gabrielle is the fo||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Digging into Your Own Supply Chain with Carsten Primdal of Vantage Compliance||Carsten Primdal returns to the show for round two to talk sourcing products the right way. In his first interview, way back in episode 5, we talked with Carsten about his experience working with companies in Asia and elsewhere to secure more ethical sup||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Innovation and Sustainability with Grace Conyers of Insanitek R&D||Grace Conyers is the founder of Insanitek Research and Development, which brings together some of America’s brightest scientific minds to devise and create innovative products for clients in a wide range of industries. Insanitek’s projects co||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Using Bitcoin to Help the Poor with Sjors Provoost||Sjors Provoost is a coding renaissance man who lives, breathes and receives his salary in Bitcoin. To many, Bitcoin is the ultimate democratic currency; encrypted and safe, largely anonymous and ultra-cheap. Ross talks to Sjors about the future of B||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Other Side – Life as a Virtual Worker with Diane Ricafrente||Diane Ricafrente is an accomplished professional, who traded in her corporate career in the Philippines for a virtual job after she gave birth to her first child. We were fortunate enough to hire her at the very beginning of her journey as a freelanc||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Remote Staff and Building Teams the Right Way With Dimity Podger of Barasa Consulting||Dr Dimity Podger is an expert in building teams and driving successful businesses by developing and prioritzing a strong and supportive company culture. As the founder of her own company, Barasa Consulting Group, she intrinsically understands the ch||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Talking Ethical Jobs With Michael Cebon, CEO of EthicalJobs.com.au||Michael started EthicalJobs.com.au in 2009, after looking for a service like it for his own job hunt. Ethical Jobs is now Australias largest portal for community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs that contribute to||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Running a Responsible Business and Turning a Profit with Clifford Moss of Good Business Matters||Clifford is the founder of ‘Good Business Matters’, a consultancy firm that helps companies develop their businesses in a more socially responsible way, while also getting better at communicating the good things that they do. He’s an expert in hel||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Talking Sustainable Architecture and Design with Melonie Bayl-Smith of Bijl Architecture||Melonie Bayl-Smith lives at the cutting edge of sustainable design and architecture. Her firm, Bijl Architecture, has won numerous awards for its unique constructions and for integrating concepts of nature and sustainability into the everday lives of||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: China Business the Right Way with Asia Guru Michael Michelini||Michael Michelini is a reformed Wall St banker, who moved to China eight years ago and has never looked back. Today, Mike is a very busy man. In addition to his two business podcasts, his column on Forbes Asia and his regular TV appearances, Mike ru||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean*Bonus Episode* Our Story!||As requested, we (Ross and Mel) share our backgrounds and the journey of how and why we came to start Fair Marketeers. We’ve taken a bit of a windy road, but are thrilled to be building a resource and community of likelminded people who want to u||8/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Improving the World by Making Delicious Chocolate with Lena Unbehauen of Original Beans||Original Beans Chocolate is one of those companies that makes us say ‘wow’ a lot. From their 100% sustainable product – end to end; even the packaging is biodegradable – to their commitment to help the communities that farm their||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Ethical Investing and the Shortcomings of the International Aid System with Andrew MacLeod of Good Super||Andrew MacLeod is the CEO of Good Super, a retirement investment company that only makes ethical investments. We talk philosophy, development and much more.||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Sourcing From Asia the Right Way with Supply Chain Expert Carsten Primdal||Carsten is a highly experienced business consultant, having spent over 15 years managing risks and compliance for customers in China and throughout South-East Asia. In particular, Carsten is a supply chain expert for the Chinese market, which is w||8/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Building a Sustainable Fashion Business out of Old Cement Sacks with James Boon of Elephant Branded||In this episode, you’ll hear James’ story of how he started the business, how his ‘family’ in Cambodia work closely with him to develop their unique product and their sustainable program to support school children in developing countries.||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Building a Trendy Sock Empire While Helping the Homeless with Tim Scott of Mitscoots Socks||With its unique buy one/give one approach and novel hiring practices, Mitscoots is the living embodiment of a business that does well, while also doing good||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Building an Eco-Friendly Empire with Adam Boesel of Green Micro Gym||Adam Boesel is a stay-at-home dad who has revolutionized gyms by creating exercise equipment that generates electricity. After selling his own gyms, Adam pivoted to a new business, which teaches others how to open and manage their own green gyms and sel||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Productivity and People with Aaron Lynn from Asian Efficiency||Aaron Lynn, co-founder of productivity powerhouse Asian Efficiency, joins us to talk about his business and why treating your team well - wherever they are - is key to your lasting success.||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Dynamic and interesting every week!
Fascinating to listen to different ways entrepreneurs from all over the world have been able to build their businesses more ethically. Makes a great listen for the car, or if you're starting a new business and need ideas on ways you can shape it better.
Informative and inspiring!
Love this podcast and its theme of running a responsible business! It's so inspiring to hear how entrepreneurs build and grow their ethical businesses. The hosts Melanie and Ross ask great questions to really uncover both the challenges and successes of the business owner's experience. Love the length of the shows as well!
Great podcast for ethical business pioneers!
Great podcast for ethical business pioneers! I really enjoyed chatting with Ross about GlobeIn and always love listening to and learning more from other guests they have on the show.