Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast

Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast

A podcast created to inform, connect, and mobilize business leaders and investors to transform the public and private sectors toward a just and sustainable economy. Hosted by the American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN).

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May 16, 2022 86 min

“Regenerative” is one of the new buzz words right now—though many of us are not sure why it is important and how it relates to our life and work. ASBN assembled a panel of entrepreneurs, farmers, and investors who are practicing at the forefront of the regenerative organic, agriculture movement. Today, you will learn why regenerative, organic agriculture is important to the earth and its inhabitants. Further, you will have a chance...

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On Friday, May 13 the Department of Labor (DOL) hosted a special hybrid event, Making the Business Case for Good Jobs, with ASBN’s Vice President, Carolyn Pincus and Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh leading the discussion. Along with Carolyn Pincus and Secretary Walsh, the discussion also included three ASBN business member owners to discuss DOL’s Good Jobs Initiative. Our business owners have deep expertise and the practical experi...

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Today's episode features a conversation on Creating an Economic System That Works for All featuring Joel Bakan (Professor of Law, Univ of British Columbia; author and filmmaker, The New Corporation) and Rebecca Henderson (John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University) in conversation with ASBN's Co-Founder & CEO, Jeffrey Hollender.

Originally recorded in December 2020.

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What does it mean to choose a High Road Future for Our Economy? That’s the theme of today’s episode featuring Saru Jayaraman (One Fair Wage). Today's episode is as pertinent now as it was when originally recorded in the winter of 2018.

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Episode 16 of the Just & Sustainable Economy podcast features a conversation with award-winning journalist, Alec MacGillis on his book Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America. Joining Alec in conversation is ASBN Co-Founder and CEO and Co-Founder of Seventh Generation, Jeffrey Hollender. Fulfillment is a A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice selection and investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and po...

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Today's episode focuses on housing, specifically the intersection of home, health, and wealth. Featured guests include Joshua Pollard (President & CEO, Omicelo) and Andre M. Perry (Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute; Author, Know Your Price; and advisor with Known Holdings.

ASBN's Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast is proudly sponsored by Hanson Bridgett, hansonbridgett.com.

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We know the impacts of the climate crisis largely fall on those who contribute the least to it: Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. We also know we need to reach net zero carbon emissions (carbon neutral), fast. The time is now for courageous business leadership to help create a future that serves people (especially those most vulnerable) and the planet. 

This week on the Just & Sustainable Economy podcast, we have two conv...

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We know the impacts of the climate crisis largely fall on those who contribute the least to it: Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. We also know we need to reach net zero carbon emissions (carbon neutral), fast. The time is now for courageous business leadership to help create a future that serves people (especially those most vulnerable) and the planet. 

This week on the Just & Sustainable Economy podcast, we have two conv...

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This episode was recorded at ASBN's annual conference and features Nick Tilsen (NDN Collective) interviewed by ASBN Co-Founder & President, David Levine.

Nick Tilsen is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Tilsen has over 18 years of experience building place-based innovations that have the ability to inform systems change solutions around climate resiliency, sustainable housing and equitable community development. He foun...

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February 14, 2022 52 min

Episode 11 of the Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast features ASBN board Co-Chair and Asset Allocator, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl (CFO of East Bay Community Foundation) who walks you through the innovative steps her Foundation took such as rewriting their investment policy statement requiring a priority to invest in diverse founders which eventually led to an LP allocation in Brown Venture Group (“BVG”). Dr. Paul Campbell, one of t...

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Today's episode of the Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast comes from our 2017 archives, featuring Labor and Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and philanthropist, co-founder of ASBN member company Beneficial State Bank, and founder of NextGen America, Tom Steyer.

The conversation was spurred by the documentary film DOLORES, which was screening in festivals at the time and premiered just a few ...

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Today's episode comes from ASBN’s recent Impact Retail and Sustainable Products Summit, a special virtual event designed to support impact retailers navigate the current landscape of impact retail (e.g. ecommerce), and support them as they seek to improve their businesses, expand their impact, and enhance their leadership. This Summit was hosted in proud partnership with GoodCarts, the free ecommerce app making a difference. Po...

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ASBN's NEXT Economy Showcase is an opportunity to hear from high-impact, innovative businesses and investment solutions to building an economy that works for all. From early stage companies, to innovative funds, and more, the NEXT Economy Showcase features 11 investable opportunities that can accelerate our shared work towards creating a sustainable economy that is stakeholder-driven, regenerative, just, and prosperous .

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In the run-up to the 2020 election, ASBN was honored to host a conversation alongside the Movement Voter Project host “Let My People Vote,” a conversation between Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Erika Alexander of Color Farm Media. As relevant today as it was just over a year ago, the dialog centered on ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a mor...

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BIPOC farmers disproportionately face the detrimental impacts of institutional oppression. The agricultural players have deprived farmers of access to capital. Reparative capital is needed to build thriving businesses and shift control and power back to marginalized communities to support self-determination. 

Episode 6 features Mark Watson of Potlikker Capital and Olivia Watkins of Black Farmer Fund in conversation on regeneration a...

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Episode 5 of the Just & Sustainable Economy features leaders in the Blue Economy – Dune Lankard, Native Conservancy, Catherine O'Hare, Daybreak Seaweed, and Nick Tilsen of NDN Collection in a dialog moderated by Shaun Paul of Ejido Verde – Alaska Natives staking a claim in the state’s plans to grow a billion-dollar mariculture industry. While leading fisheries are lining up for permits, the difference lies in millennia of e...

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In their seminal book 'Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take' former Unilever CEO Paul Polman and sustainable business guru Andrew Winston explode fifty years of corporate dogma. They
reveal, for the first time, key lessons from Unilever and other pioneering
companies around the world about how you can profit by fixing the world’s
problems instead of creating them. To thrive today and tomo...

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The defining issues of modern society are sadly not very modern at all. The economic gap continues to grow and is troubling. However you look at it - income, wealth, race, gender—the negative impacts of climate change are creating a sustainability gap in communities of color. Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne  (Co-Founder, WOCstar Fund) joins the podcast to discuss her work reimagining BIPOC investing and innovation.

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Cenk Uygur of TYT Media, Joe Sanberg of Aspiration, David Bronner of Dr. Bronner's and Kristin Hull of Nia Impact Capital joined Thulasi Sivalingam of ASBN to answer the questions, "What does it mean to take a stand as a business? What does it mean to live your values as a business?," and "What's the role of business when the future of our planet is at stake? "

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Episode 1 of the Just & Sustainable Economy Podcast features two of the most important movement builders in North America in dialog on restoration and reconciliation in the context of our societies and economic systems, Karen Joseph of Reconciliation Canada and Rev. Dr William J Barber II with Repairers of the Breach and the Poor Peoples Campaign interviewed by Diane J. Johnson, Ph.D., CEO, Mmapeu Consulting. 

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