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Archive for December, 2016

On the show today I have a conversation with two B-Corp leaders from Boise who are leading the way in terms of doing well by doing good.

banner_people_russ_stoddard_2Russ Stoddard, president and founder of local marketing and branding firm Oliver Russel, joins me to talk about how the B-Corp process went for the firm and how it has evolved the way they do business.

Drew Lorona, co-founder of Treefort Music Fest, also joins the drew-loronaconversation about the impetus for becoming a certifiec B-Corp and  how it helped them define some of their core business principles.

These Boise B-Corp pioneers are leading a small but mighty group of businesses who are embracing social and environmental metrics in their day to day operations along side the goal of being profitable businesses.

Join us for the continuation of our series on Doing Well by Doing Good today at 3pm on Radio Boise at 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online http://www.radioboise.org.

A podcast of our interview will be available here after the show airs.

Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

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Pollution Prevention and Profit

Businesses across Idaho are finding opportunities to save resources and prevent environmental damage from pollution. They are driven by both financial interests, reducing waste and inefficiencies to save dollars, and by an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility – i.e. – they think it is the right thing to do.

The Idaho DEQ has developed the Pollution Prevention Program to assist businesses interested in reducing their waste and pollution. Our guest this week, Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager gives our listeners an inside look at the program, the success of Idaho Businesses that are doing well by doing good, and tells the story of the 2016 Pollution Prevention Award winner Clear Water Paper in Lewiston.

 

Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager with IDEQ presenting an award.

Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Program Manager with IDEQ (left) presenting an award.

Listen to our conversation by tuning in Tuesday December 27th @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

You can listen to a podcast of our interview below.

Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

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Continuing our month-long conversation about B-corporations, Remington sat down with Emily Erikson and Connor Sheldon from Boise State University’s Responsible Business Initiative.


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Bring the Benefit

We kick off our month of December Corporate Social Responsibility theme with a look at new business structures and certifications that enable for profit businesses to do well by doing good. My guest Kelsey Nunez of Kelsey Jae Nunez LLC, is a local attorney with a penchant for social and environmental responsibility. In fact, Kelsey is so drawn to the idea of doing well by doing good, that she left her position as the director of a local environmental non-profit to apply her legal talents in the business world, advising clients on the legal structures of Benefit Corporations. Benefit Corporations are a relatively new legal business entity that allows businesses to pursue social and environmental benefit, while making a profit.

 

Kelsey Nunez, Attorney, Benefit Corp Expert, Change Agent

Kelsey Nunez – Attorney and Benefit Corp Expert

Before the advent of Benefit Corporations, corporations where legally obligated to pursue maximum profits for their shareholders. For many who want their work to have greater meaning, the constraint of a profit motive only approach to business forced them into non-profit, volunteer, or philanthropic roles. Now with the growing adoption of of the Benefit Corporation structure, businesses and their employees can pursue a line of work that gives back to their community and the environment while making a profit. Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the history and structure of the Benefit Corporation, and how it is poised to change our business culture forever.

As always you can catch the show by tuning in Tuesdays @ 3 PM on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM in the
Treasure Valley. Or stream us online @ http://www.radioboise.org.

Got an idea for a show? We’d love to hear about it! Contact us at buildingagreeneridaho@gmail.com

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