Good People Episode #3: Ben Conard talks Fair

Ben Conard’s class assignment became a business – Five North Chocolate. Ben shares his journey from farmer’s market to national shelves and how and why Five North became the first to print the LGBTQ-owned label on its packaging.Version 2

We discussed Fair Trade, ethical consumption, Ben offers advice for social entrepreneurs, and the importance of being who you are everywhere and in all aspects of life.

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Notes:

Forbe’s article on Five North: This Chocolate Brand Is The First To Feature A New LGBT Seal

Ben’s Tedx Talk

 

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Good People Podcast Episode #2: Are $400 jeans ethical?

Jay and I have been meeting for beers for years and wrestling with life’s toughest questions like: is a $400 pair of jeans unethical?

There’s no guest this episode, just Jay and I sharing a beer. The conversation shifts into a discussion of Effective Altruism (EA).

There are several EA sites you should check out:

Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save (Take the giving pledge and use the tool to determine how much of your income you should give)

GiveWell.org

EffectiveAltruism.org

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