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Assurity's Good Business Podcast
33 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Leading Local Impact - Jay Wilkinson, Firespring
Making a big difference starts close to home – so to recognize B Corp Month, we sat down to talk with Jay Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Nebraska’s first B Corp, Firespring. Jay shares his story and how Firespring grew from humble beginnings to the leading social business it is today in this inspiring episode of Good Business.
27 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Look Back at Good - Tom Henning, Assurity
We sat down with Tom Henning, our outgoing President and CEO, to look back on the guests we had and lessons we learned over the last year. Join us as we revisit some of our most popular topics with commentary and insight from Tom’s long career at Assurity – it’s a year-end special you won’t want to miss.
27 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Brewing a Brighter Future – Rod Johnson, BLK & Bold
Coffee and tea are a huge part of our morning routines – what if they could make a bigger difference than a quick caffeine boost? BLK & Bold is making it possible with their focus on specialty beverages that give back to underserved youth. We’re sitting down with their co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Rod Johnson, to learn about how a cup of joe can change lives across the country.
21 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Bottomless Impact – Matt Wittek, Fill it Forward
With so much focus on recycling, it’s worth taking a closer look at another action that can make an ever bigger impact – reuse. One of the leaders in the push to reuse is Fill it Forward, a company that’s innovating new and easier ways to give back and make a difference in our daily lives. Their founder and CEO, Matt Wittek, shares what they’re doing and how we can all think differently about our ecological footprint.
29 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Assessing Your Purpose – Jeff Hayes, The Myers-Briggs Company
Why do businesses choose to work for a bigger purpose? We asked Jeff Hayes, President and CEO of The Myers-Briggs Company, to learn the reasons he and his company adopted an impact framework and achieved B Corp status. Plus, learn why the assessment giant has a natural affinity for social business and get tips you can apply at your own organization.
48 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Chunks ‘n Swirls to Change the World – Sean Greenwood, Ben & Jerry’s
In this episode, we’re talking to Sean Greenwood, Grand Poobah of PR (his real title) at Ben & Jerry’s. He has the scoop on how they’ve grown one of the most recognizable social businesses in the world, from their start on the rocky road of social entrepreneurship to the sweet dreams they’ve made into reality through authentic engagement and tireless commitment to their values.Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
29 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
A Story About Soil - Gabe Brown
When it comes to solving ecological problems, sometimes the best solutions can be found by going back to roots – and that’s exactly what speaker, educator and rancher Gabe Brown has done. Gabe’s passion for improving the ways we produce our food have helped him become a pioneer in the field of regenerative agriculture and push for changes that could have a huge impact on the future of farms.Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
30 minutes | May 19, 2021
Premiums with Purpose – Carey Earle, Bluestone Life
Insurance has massive potential to be better for the world – and it’s not just Assurity making a difference. In this episode, we’re talking with Carey Earle, president of Bluestone Life and Assurity partner, to see how their innovative investment programs and social commitments are helping their customers to give back in new and exciting ways. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
39 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Reframing Impactful Business – John Pritchard, Pala Eyewear
UK-based Pala Eyewear is committed to improving access to eyecare in countries across Africa – but their impact goes so much deeper than that. In our conversation with founder John Pritchard, we learn what can happen when a company’s mission is at the center of everything it does, and how little efforts can compound to make a big difference. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
22 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Whole Foods Market, Part 2: Nourishing a More Human Culture
In our last episode, we talked to Nona Evans and Andrés Traslavina of Whole Foods Market to see how they bring team members into their globe-spanning social initiatives. This time, we’re looking at how social business can impact recruitment, retention and culture – and how, at the end of the day, most people want to work for something bigger than themselves. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
25 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Whole Foods Market – Nourishing responsible business
It takes focus and dedication to make a difference – and Whole Foods Market has plenty of both. We’re talking to Nona Evans, Executive Director of two Whole Foods foundations, and Andrés Traslavina, Director of Global Recruiting, to learn how their mission of nourishing people and the planet has guided their business for the last 40 years, and how they leverage food and finance to improve lives around the world. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
27 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Growing a Solution – Dan Morrow, Arbor Day Foundation
Sustainable solutions to big global issues can be hard to find – but for Dan Morrow, Vice President of Partnerships at the Arbor Day Foundation, they’re all around us. Listen to find out how Dan and his team are leveraging one of our most valuable natural resources, trees, to help businesses become better for the world. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
30 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Rise of Social Business - Chris Marquis, Cornell University
All around the world, B Corporations and other social businesses are using creative new strategies to succeed in traditional markets. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Christopher Marquis, author of Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism and professor at Cornell University, to find out more about the evolution of the B Movement worldwide and the challenges it faces. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
30 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The B Movement: Changing Business Together - Becca Quirk, B Lab U.S./Canada
The B Corporation Movement is making business better around the world – but it takes collaboration to make a difference. In this episode, we talk to Becca Quirk, a community engagement manager from B Lab US & Canada, to learn how businesses are working together to make big impact and get practical advice on how you can help. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
25 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Business Case for Good Business - Jared Carlson, Assurity
For our inaugural episode, we sit down with Jared Carlson, Assurity’s own Vice President of Individual Sales and Ventures, to learn how purpose has shaped his career – and why it matters for businesses. Learn more about Assurity's Good Business
3 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
About the Good Business Podcast
Together, we can do more good. In Assurity’s new podcast, we’re talking to the leaders who are making business better for our world. From eco-friendly changemakers to companies that give back in a big way, we’re sharing some of their best stories on this podcast. Learn more about how we’re connecting businesses who make an impact, and how you can help.
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