Social Entrepreneur

Social Entrepreneur exists at the intersection of profit and purpose. We tell positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 326 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 18 hours 27 minutes

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episode 303: A Muscle for Innovation, with Tom Dawkins, StartSomeGood


How do we get more people involved in social innovation?


NOTE: For extended show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/tom-dawkins


Tom Dawkins is the founder of StartSomeGood, the leading home of cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships, and social entrepreneur education. I first interviewed Tom nearly five years ago, on December 14, 2015. You can hear our previous interview at https://tonyloyd.com/018...


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 2020-12-01  30m
 
 

episode 302: Wrap-up of Season Two and Kick-Off Season Three of Social Entrepreneur


In season two, we’ve been telling stories of a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future.

The Coronavirus is a wakeup call.

If you don’t know by now, the way we’ve been living isn’t working for the earth. Most of all, it is not working for the poorest inhabitants of the earth...


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 2020-11-30  8m
 
 

episode 301: A Former Oil Executive Transforms Waste to Energy, with Dave Goebel, enVerde


enVerde converts organic waste into sustainable clean energy.

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the office at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to facilitate the transfer of technology to licensees. This allows for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good. It also fosters economic growth and generates revenue. Since 2006, the University has spun out 170 startup companies.

But there is a challenge...


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 2020-11-22  22m
 
 

episode 300: An Ecosystem of Environmental Entrepreneurship, with Sebastian Sajoux, Arqlite


For extended show notes, look here: https://tonyloyd.com/sebastian-sajoux/

93% of plastic is not recycled.  

Only seven to nine percent of the plastic that is generated on an annual basis is recycled. Sebastian Sajoux explains, “The plastics go to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced “Murph”), and then go into a recycling system. Still, 50% of plastics that are manufactured are impossible to recycle with current technologies...


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 2020-09-12  33m
 
 

episode 299: Turn on Your Heat Without Heating Up the Planet, with Steven Downey, Harmony Fuels 


How do you reduce your carbon footprint without breaking the bank?  

Did you turn on your heat this week? A lot of people in the northern hemisphere either already did, or they will soon. For 12 million homes in the US, that meant burning heating oil or propane, both of which contribute to climate change.  

For single family homes, the cost of replacing oil and propane furnaces is unrealistic...


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 2020-09-10  17m
 
 

episode 298: Parents: Reduce Your To-Do List and Your Carbon Footprint, with Lauren Gregor, Rent-a-Romper


For a extended show notes and a full transcript of this conversation, see https://tonyloyd.com/lauren-gregor.

Rent-a-Romper makes parents' lives easier while reducing the negative effects of the fashion industry.  

For just a moment, think about your clothes. At some point in time, you chose each item and brought it into your home. Your neighbor did the same thing. So did the house down the street, and the one several miles away...


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 2020-08-29  25m
 
 

episode 297: When Sustainability Isn’t Enough, with Mary Jane Melendez, General Mills


General Mills is blending regeneration and philanthropy to create impact.

How do you feed a hungry world without destroying the planet? And, how do you do so in a way that is just and equitable?

Agriculture and forestry activities generate 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. The world population will reach 9.7 billion in 2050. And, a growing middle class in emerging countries is straining our global food supply...


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 2020-07-13  34m
 
 

episode 296: Comfortable, Efficient, and Healthy Buildings, with Deepinder Singh, 75F


Optimizing building energy efficiency can be complicated and expensive. According to Deepinder Singh, it doesn’t have to be.

The world has more than 230 billion square meters of building space with another 65 billion square meters coming online in the next decade. Buildings account for 6% of global greenhouse gasses.

With the ongoing global pandemic, the CDC has developed guidelines that encourage more fresh air circulation...


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 2020-06-30  21m
 
 

episode 295: Healing is in the Environment, with Robert Blake, Solar Bear


Solar Bear is a Native American owned solar installation company.

Robert Blake of Solar Bear has a habit of mashing up two problems and coming up with a solution. His driving philosophy is “healing is in the environment.”

Solar Bear is a Native American owned solar installation company. They train people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation to install solar power. “If we can do this in Red Lake, we can bring this out to other tribal nations,” Robert explains...


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 2020-06-26  20m
 
 

episode 294: Delivering Efficiency with Marc Kuo, Routific


Routific uses AI to cut mileage and drive time by 20%-40%.

Marc Kuo is the Founder & CEO of Routific. He is a routing expert with nearly a decade of experience in last-mile logistics. But he didn’t always work in logistics.

“Being a fresh grad out of school, I just wanted to get into either management consulting or investment banking, simply because of its prestige,” Marc told me. “I was ambitious. I wanted to aim for something challenging...


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 2020-06-16  26m