Welcome to The Edge, a series of video interviews with leading investors, entrepreneurs and influential individuals who are on the cutting edge of the sustainable business landscape.
This week on the Edge, Carrie Norton interviews founder and CEO of Amp, Sarah McKinney.
As an entrepreneur, McKinney is increasing engagement among sustainability-minded individuals by making it easier for people to find and share the best information and resources available. McKinney has combined her passion with an MBA in Sustainability from Presidio Graduate School and over a decade of experience conducting consumer research.
Tune in for several lessons she has learned as a first-time CEO, her strategies for hiring and growth and her advice for personal sustainability and entrepreneurship.
This week on the Edge, Carrie Norton welcomes founder and CEO of LivingHomes, Steve Glenn.
As an entrepreneur dedicated to positive social change in both the for- and non-profit sectors, Glenn has transformed his love of architecture and expertise in technology into a successful and sustainable prefabricated home company.
Developing homes he describes as “better, quicker, cheaper and with smaller ecological footprints” hasn’t always been easy. Glenn reflects on LivingHome’s journey, from designing the first residence in the nation to receive LEED® platinum to overcoming the economic challenges of the 2008 housing bubble.
Be sure to watch until the end to hear Glenn’s special advice on developing and evolving a successful entrepreneurial vision.
Curious about how B Corporations harness the power of business to solve social and environmental problems?
Join us this week on The Edge, as Carrie Norton speaks with Dirk Sampselle, Founder of B Revolution. Sampselle discusses the factors involved in the rising B Corporation trend and the role his company plays in advancing this transformative movement.
Sampselle also shares how he successfully juggles being a first-time entrepreneur of a for-profit enterprise while pursuing a dual degree.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Edge, where Carrie Norton speaks with serial ecopreneur and co-founder of Ideal Bite, Jen Boulden.
Boulden combined her green MBA and background in internet technology to co-found Ideal Bite. The company’s daily emails to over a half-million subscribers helped bring green to the mainstream by highlighting simple steps to being more sustainable – everything from how to qualify for a green mortgage to purchasing fair trade coffee.
Reflecting on her role in the green industry, Boulden offers advice to entrepreneurs on creating a successful exit strategy as well as insight to women aiming to found companies.
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In the midst of a rapidly growing population, how can agriculture increase the food supply to meet developing demand? And how can agriculture be sustainably maintained in midst of dwindling fossil fuels, growing consumer health concerns, and limited land and water supplies?
Robert Puro co-founded Seedstock as a way to bring together entrepreneurs, researchers, growers, non-profits, and investors in an open and ongoing dialogue focused on efficient and sustainable food production solutions.
Puro joins Carrie Norton this week on the Edge as they highlight the intersection between technology and sustainable farming.
Join Carrie Norton this week on the Edge as she welcomes social entrepreneur, and co-founder and CEO of Isidore Recyling, Kabira Stokes.
With a public policy education focused on prison reentry policy and environmental governance, Stokes founded Isidore, a full-service electronics recycling company that trains and employs previously incarcerated Angelinos.
Stokes reflects on her journey as a woman in industry and how she’s learned to stand by her decisions in the face of early challenges.
A serial entrepreneur with cross-sector successes, Rob Kramer most recently co-founded the visual marketplace of Hipswap, designed to surpass the buying experience of Ebay and Craiglist. Join us this week on The Edge as Carrie Norton speaks to Kramer about the sustainability of a shared economy and collaborative consumption. Kramer shares how he has developed his company model beyond the mobile marketplace to a website that reaches a broader recyclable fashion audience. Also stay tuned for special advice to entrepreneurs on investors, everything from staying a step ahead of your investors to staying comfortable in the discomfort of starting your own business.