Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy what inspiration or insights may come.
How can business' rebuild lives? Find out as I speak to Michelle Cirocco about how Televerde has transformed the lives of over 3000 women prisoner families and in doing so, have reduced the prisoner re-offending rate by over 90% and generated over $1.3Bn new sales for their corporate clients! It's a wonderful example of how customers, staff and shareholders can all succeed in the same business operating model.
Should you, and how do you provide low earners financial dignity, security & saving in a way that is simple, sustainable and effective? Join me as I speak to the CEO of PayActiv, Safwan Shah on his personal motivation for liberating the lowest paid workers and his perspective on the role of business in making the world a better place ... one employee at a time.
How can a company save ocean life from plastic waste, make a quality carbon neutral product from that waste, help reduce bio-diversity loss, reduce green-house emissions and along the way, create thriving coastal communities with better paid and more secure incomes? Find out how Ocean Bottle is doing all this and more as I speak to its inspiring CEO Will Pearson.
Can an Asset Manager be a force for good when their key measures of success are financial? Find out what CEO Matt Patsky thinks and learn about the unique ways in which Trillium Asset Management track their investments. A method they have been using and advocating since 1982, way before the rest of the world got "woke" to what is now termed Stakeholder Capitalism.
How does a major environmental catastrophe shift a company's intention and value system? Find out how the 2010 Macondo oil spillage was a defining moment for Bethany Andell, CEO of Savage Brands, resulting in her company changing how they operate and the impact they have on their clients.
Here’s the original uncut version of my chat with JeVon. I don't normally publish uncut versions, but on this occasion, I had to make an exception … I hope you’ll see why ;-)
How do you build a company that scores 4.9 / 5 as a "great place to work" AND achieve a CEO approval rating of 100%? Join me as I get seriously pumped with inspiration from JeVon McCormick as he speaks about leadership and culture.
Imagine what if you could change lives every day ..., just by doing what you do. Join me as I speak to Masami Sato, the founding CEO of B1G1, as she speaks about her journey in facilitating over 230,000,000 million impacts worldwide!
How do you build a business where customer facing employee have the authority to set the product range and determine the price to charge based on what they see as their local customer's needs? Join me as I speak to Sir John Timpson, Chairman of the Timpson Group on the role of love, trust and servant leadership.
What does it take to shift the beliefs and norms of an entire industry, when you are one small independant part of that value chain? Join me as I speak with Jo Chidley, the co-Founding CEO of The Beauty Kitchen ... a multi-award winning Scottish beauty products company and learn how they are shifting the manufacturing and retail industries to using recyclable packaging. Oh and in the process, they are also aiming to create the most sustainable beauty products in the world ... all without any external investment or control!
How does a chain of Coffee Shop go about shifting the workplace culture in USA ... and at the same time, grow to $1Bn revenues and where people come to work everyday because they have deliberately made the choice that this company is where you choose to work because it will help you build a life that you love. Join me as I speak to Michael McFall, Co-Founder & CEO of BiggbyCoffee and learn about their audacious and truly inspiring journey to shape workplace culture.
How do you go about addressing housing inequality, and in the process create over 4,400 new houses, inject £125M into the local economy, create 300 jobs for those in need and build a business with over £500M in assets and £0 debt? That's the path Goscombe Group are on. Join me as I speak to CEO Alastair Wickens on what drove him to set and take on this challenge and how his perspective on the role of business has changed.
How does a luxury good designer and manufacturer go about changing the world for their communities and our planet … that is financially sustainable and using an open source approach to innovation? That's exactly what Elvis& Kresse are doing. It's not a dream, it’s their reality. Join me to hear about the awesome work that started in a London garden, that now involves Engineers all around the world and will make a deep impact in South Africa industry … and that's just the start of it!
What do you do when a company's top line is growing but the profits aren’t? The normal route is to cut costs. But what happens if instead you repurpose your business? That's what Owner/ex-CEO Ron Hill did that lead to a turnaround in results and in his words building "a stronger, committed and forward looking team". His advice on on becoming a force for good is that it is a journey, so start walking and focus on becoming better each day.
Good Business Talking is a podcast for any business Owner, CEO or Executive who's curious to find out if business can be a Force For Good. In this episode, Ravi explains why this is such an important and relevant topic now, and for future generations.
I’m a curious guy that has a fascination, and if I’m truly honest, an envy of businesses that are a force for good. Having worked as an Employee, a Supplier & an Advisor to over 30 businesses & charities, I know there’s no silver bullet to having a good business. But there are common principles to which they all seem to work within and I believe that the more businesses that follow these principles, the better the world will be for us all. So now I’m on a mission, a mission to spread the word that businesses are and can be a force for good.