Rebooting Capitalism Podcast

Rebooting Capitalism is a podcast that digs into why traditional capitalism is broken and what people are doing to fix it.

We are hoping our guests and topics will inform and inspire others to use business as a force for good. 

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Episodes

Rebooting Capitaliam Podcast – Ep 14 – Robert Jones

Episode #14 — Consuming Consciously & Intentionally

Robert Jones, founder of Cause Consumer

In this episode, Robert shares his story leading up to creating Cause Consumer and what excites him about the younger generation of conscious consumers. We talk about some of the amazing social enterprises Cause Consumer has highlighted and how consumers can effectively find brands like these to shop from. Robert shares why now is the time for businesses to focus on doing good and the power of your mindset when it comes to spending.

120 million Americans will tell you that they are conscious consumers. They are willing to spend a little bit more from a company that is trying to make the world a better place. How can small businesses use this trend in consumerism to do good while making money?

My guest today, Robert Jones, is the founder of Cause Consumer, a digital magazine dedicated to telling the stories of social enterprises and the causes they support. Robert saw the societal shifts in consumer buying and the effects this new wave of conscious capitalism has had on our economy. He created Cause Consumer to foster a community among shoppers who put their money where their heart is.

One of Cause Consumer’s missions is to show people that you don’t have to spend more money to make a difference, you just have to spend more intentionally.

In this episode, Robert shares his story leading up to creating Cause Consumer and what excites him about the younger generation of conscious consumers. We talk about some of the amazing social enterprises Cause Consumer has highlighted and how consumers can effectively find brands like these to shop from. Robert shares why now is the time for businesses to focus on doing good and the power of your mindset when it comes to spending.

What You Will Learn from this Episode:

  • Robert’s history with non-profits and why he founded Cause Consumer.
  • How young people look to do good in the world compared to previous generations.
  • Why conscious consumption can be subconscious at times.
  • How Cause Consumer encourages and promotes impact spending.
  • Some of the amazing and inspiring social enterprises Cause Consumer highlights.
  • Why it’s so important for consumers to commit to spending more intentionally.

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Rebooting Capitaliam Podcast – Ep 13 – Michael Whelchel

Episode #13 — Balancing Capital and Impact

Michael Whelchel, co-founder of Big Path Capital

In this episode, Michael shares his journey in the private equity field and what led him to co-found Big Path Capital. He talks about how traditional banks focus solely on transactions and closing, while most mission driven businesses have many other additional interests that are just as important. Michael gives his advice for impact companies to secure capital without sacrificing their missions and how impact investing may be the way to go.

Having the desire to make a positive impact is one of things that make mission driven businesses so great. Is it possible for these businesses to seek capital without forcing their mission to take a backseat?

My guest today, Michael Whelchel, co-founder of Big Path Capital, has a solution for companies that want to do good while making a good return. Big Path Capital is not your typical investment bank. Their clients all have a passion for creating social and environmental change as well as earning a profit.

Big Path Capital’s goals are to expand the path for businesses that are seeking multiple bottom line interests and to help the financial world generate good as it generates returns.

In this episode, Michael shares his journey in the private equity field and what led him to co-found Big Path Capital. He talks about how traditional banks focus solely on transactions and closing, while most mission driven businesses have many other additional interests that are just as important. Michael gives his advice for impact companies to secure capital without sacrificing their missions and how impact investing may be the way to go.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • • Michael’s journey from traditional investment banking to impact investing.
  • • Why traditional banks aren’t the best option for mission driven companies.
  • • How there can be both a market rate return as well as positive impact.
  • • How B Corp Certification provides companies with a roadmap.
  • • Why companies’ missions often take a backseat when capital gets involved.
  • • Michael’s advice for companies seeking investment and companies looking to sell.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Michael Whelchel LinkedIn | Big Path Capital  

Episode 12 – Nikki Lerner - Culture Coach

Episode #12 — How to Talk About Culture with Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lernerauthor, speaker and Culture Coach

In this episode, Nikki shares how leaders can bring discussions about culture and diversity into the workplace when they’re scared of messing up. She says it all starts with looking inward at your own lifestyle and working through the beliefs you’ve been ingrained with. By having these conversations, everyone on your team can feel heard, seen, and comfortable bringing their full selves to work. 

How do you talk about race and diversity with your organization? It’s a question businesses all over the country have been grappling with. Most are afraid to say the wrong thing or cause more harm than good.

My guest today, Nikki Lerner, author, speaker and Culture Coach, has an answer to that question and many others around talking about culture. Nikki coaches leaders and groups on how to facilitate these exact conversations and shows companies why talking about culture can’t be a once-a-year event. 

Before you can start this conversation with your organization, Nikki says you need to cultivate and steward your soul first. 

In this episode, Nikki shares how leaders can bring discussions about culture and diversity into the workplace when they’re scared of messing up. She says it all starts with looking inward at your own lifestyle and working through the beliefs you’ve been ingrained with. By having these conversations, everyone on your team can feel heard, seen, and comfortable bringing their full selves to work. 

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • How to know if you have a monocultural or multicultural lifestyle.
  • The importance of cultivating your soul before facilitating culture discussions.
  • Why the biggest challenge of facilitating is showing that you’re trustworthy. 
  • How to get people to share during these conversations.
  • How to ensure everyone feels comfortable bringing their full selves to work.
  • Why culture needs to be part of your organization’s mission and values.

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Episode #11 — Good Is the New Cool with Afdhel Aziz

Afdhel Aziz, author of Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn and Founder of Conspiracy of Love

In this episode, Afdhel shares how marketing has the ability to reshape the world by holding up voices and making brands take a stand instead of staying quiet. While the main purpose of business is to make money, we show brands and consumers why good is the new cool and the power of purpose. 

Marketing has the ability to reshape the world by holding up voices and making brands take a stand instead of staying quiet. Afdhel Aziz is showing how businesses and consumers can aim higher when it comes to sustainability and social justice. 

My guest today is a leading expert in organizational purpose, marketing innovation, and social entrepreneurship. He’s had a 20-year global marketing career working with brands like Adidas and Absolut Vodka, and moguls such as Kanye West and Lady Gaga. 

While the main purpose of business is to make money, Afdhel shows brands and consumers why good is the new cool and the power of purpose. 

In this episode, Afdhel shares the importance of businesses having a purpose outside profit and using their platforms for good. His new book, Good is the New Cool, proposes a new model in marketing that doesn’t leave future generations disappointed by our inaction. We’re talking about coal-like advertising, accountability on social media, and how brands can embrace purpose. 

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • How social media has leveled the playing field for consumers to hold brands accountable.
  • The parallels between today’s racial justice movement and the corporate environmentalism movement.
  • Why social impact is the next big disruptor in business.
  • That CEOs need to embrace purpose as a competitive advantage.
  • Why B corps are the “trim tabs” of American corporations.
  • How advertising is like the coal industry.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Episode #10 — Doing Good Works

Jordan Bartlett and Scott Henderson, with Doing Good Works

Did you know that 50% of young people in foster care end up homeless or incarcerated after emancipation? Fostered youth are at the bottom of the resources totem pole, but these two business owners are working to change that.

Ep #10: Doing Good Works with Scott Henderson and Jordan Bartlett

Did you know that 50% of young people in foster care end up homeless or incarcerated after emancipation? Fostered youth are at the bottom of the resources totem pole, but these two business owners are working to change that.

My guests today are Scott Henderson and Jordan Bartlett, the founders of Doing Good Works, a promotional product company with a purpose. Doing Good Works is a B corp that contributes profits, time, and energy to young people in the foster care system.

Through using the power of business, this “swag with a purpose” company produces eco-conscious products while also providing work experience, mentoring, and resources to fostered youth.

In this episode, Scott and Jordan share the journey that brought them together to form this amazing company and how they use a 10-20-30 business model. We’re talking about the importance of supporting B corporations and how much good can be achieved through business. We’re discussing May being Foster Care Awareness Month and the things we can all do to improve the success rate of these youth.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why the failure rate for fostered youth is so high.
  • How being open to pivoting has allowed their business to grow.
  • What the 10-20-30 business model is and how it helps young people.
  • What CASA is and what it’s like to volunteer with them.
  • The importance of becoming B Corp certified and what the process was like.
  • How Scott and Jordan plan to help youth all over the country with Purpose Printery.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

andy fyfe

Episode #9 — B Corp Certified

Andy Fyfe, with B Lab

Every dollar we spend is a vote. So how can we be sure that every purchase we make (from clothing to cleaning products to bank accounts) is ethical and sustainable? By checking if the company is B Corp certified.

Every dollar we spend is a vote. So how can we be sure that every purchase we make (from clothing to cleaning products to bank accounts) is ethical and sustainable? By checking if the company is B Corp certified.

Today, I’m joined by Andy Fyfe, a senior member of B Lab’s Growth and Activation team. B Lab is a global movement of people who think businesses should focus on more than just profit. Through B Lab’s B Corp Certification, consumers know which companies put social and environmental impact before profit.

There are tons of benefits for businesses who get certified, as Andy shares, some of which are retaining talent and building loyalty. B corps even have a 63% higher survival rate than non-B corps.

In this episode, Andy talks about the origin of B Lab and why more businesses are choosing to get certified. He shares how companies can improve their scores and how startups can use the new B Pending Corp program. As consumers, if we want to make better purchasing decisions, shopping from B Corp certified companies is a great place to start.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why the B Corp Certification was created.
  • The difference between a B Corp and a Benefit Corp.
  • How startups can use the new Pending B Corp program.
  • How to get B Corp certified through the online assessment.
  • The many benefits of getting certified for businesses.
  • How purpose-driven businesses make an even greater impact.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

avarna group

Episode #8 — Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ava Holliday and Aparna Rajagopal, co-founders of The Avarna Group

In this episode, Ava and Aparna talk about the importance of companies shifting to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. They’re sharing how to make these changes and the benefits companies can experience if they do. These conversations aren’t easy to have, but they’re necessary if we want to reboot business and reboot capitalism.

Many workplaces in America have committed to making their companies more diverse and inclusive. While this is great, it’s not an easy feat given the unconscious bias that leaders and workers bring into the workplace. This week, I’m joined by Ava Holliday and Aparna Rajagopal, co-founders of The Avarna Group.

The Avarna Group is an organization that leads companies through the process of becoming more inclusive and diverse. Through effective DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work, they help companies become not just more diverse for public appearances, but for the sake of their workers and work culture.

Unconscious bias runs deep in all of us depending on our backgrounds and upbringings. We bring these biases with us into the workplace. But companies that successfully implement DEI work often experience safer, more accepting workplaces and even witness more innovation.

In this episode, Ava and Aparna talk about the importance of companies shifting to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. They’re sharing how to make these changes and the benefits companies can experience if they do. These conversations aren’t easy to have, but they’re necessary if we want to reboot business and reboot capitalism.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why the power structures in capitalist businesses can be dangerous.
  • How DEI work fits into capitalism 2.0.
  • Why stand-alone DEI programs aren’t enough to make a cultural shift.
  • The first steps a company can take to improve their DEI.
  • How the hallmarks of white supremacy prevent DEI work.
  • How to be a leader of DEI in your company.

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Rebooting Capitalism — Amy GotliffeEpisode #7 — Saying No to Plastic

 Amy Gotliffe, the Vice President of Conservation at the Oakland Zoo

Every day, single-use plastics enter the ecosystem and impair the lives of animals in the sea and on land. Luckily, companies with a passion for conservation are taking a stand. This week, we’re joined by Amy Gotliffe, the VP of Conservation at the Oakland Zoo.

Every day, single-use plastics enter the ecosystem and impair the lives of animals in the sea and on land. Luckily, companies with a passion for conservation are taking a stand. This week, we’re joined by Amy Gotliffe, the VP of Conservation at the Oakland Zoo. 

Zoos are expected to care about animals and their environments, but the Oakland Zoo goes above and beyond what’s expected. Through the zoo’s many initiatives, Amy and her team are committed to making this planet safer and cleaner for all species. 

Amy’s been working with the Oakland Zoo for two decades in various roles. Her passion for saying #notoplastic came from the zoo’s dedication to doing more to move the needle. She and her colleagues are constantly looking for new ways to change their zoo’s behavior, and impact how humans treat the planet.

In this episode, Amy shares the strides the Oakland Zoo is taking to reduce plastics in their environment and abroad so that we can all enjoy a cleaner planet. Although this episode was recorded before our world changed so drastically with the pandemic, many of the insights we discuss are applicable now and when this is all over. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The suffering and destruction caused by microplastics.
  • How our personal activities and habits affect animals everywhere.
  • Why the Oakland Zoo chooses to be a leader in conservation.
  • The ways zoos everywhere can become more eco-friendly.
  • How the Oakland Zoo is engaging the community to become part of the solution.
  • The importance of limiting or eliminating your plastic purchasing. 

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Rebooting Capitalism — Mark BrownEpisode #6 — Standing in Your Truth and Trusting Your Feet 

Mark Brown, Business Coach & Author of Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership: To Serve, to Strive, and Not to Yield

The way we look at business leadership has been changing and will continue to change. The switch in company culture to be more empathetic has left many executives at a loss for how to adapt. This week, we’re joined by Mark Brown, executive business coach, to talk about how bosses can better lead their teams. 

The way we look at business leadership has been changing and will continue to change. The switch in company culture to be more empathetic has left many executives at a loss for how to adapt. This week, we’re joined by Mark Brown, executive business coach, to talk about how bosses can better lead their teams. 

For decades, company leaders were supposed to be the experts in their industries. They were rarely seen on the same playing field as their employees. Today, that form of leadership is no longer effective. Through leading executives on outdoor adventures, Mark Brown teaches leaders how to be lifelong learners and embrace their mountains. 

Mark’s passion for leadership development was ignited when he went on his first Outward Bound expedition at the age of 25. One of the key elements of the course was to work with what you’re given. He was taught to face his fears and learn how to make sound decisions from a place of uncertainty. 

In this episode, Mark tells us his story of embracing adventure and unpredictability to become a stronger leader. We chat about the power of thriving in adversity, the changing value of employees, and what it means to “trust your feet.”

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The immense dissonance caused by changes in the economy.
  • How times of uncertainty can be the richest times for learning. 
  • The most important traits of an effective leader today.   
  • How to treat employees like the assets they are, not as expenses. 
  • The key questions you should ask yourself before you decide to lead.
  • What it means “To serve, to stride, and not to yield” in leadership roles. 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Rebooting Capitalism — Guest: Lisa CurtisEpisode #5 — Supporting Moringa Farmers Around the Globe

Lisa Curtis, CEO & Founder at Kuli Kuli Foods 

Agriculture has a huge impact on the planet – we all have to eat, after all. And while right now a lot of the impact is negative, we can use agriculture to create positive changes for the planet and the many people who support themselves by tending it. This week, we’re joined by Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli Foods to talk about how her company is leading the way with this approach.

Agriculture has a huge impact on the planet – we all have to eat, after all. And while right now a lot of the impact is negative, we can use agriculture to create positive changes for the planet and the many people who support themselves by tending it. This week, we’re joined by Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli Foods to talk about how her company is leading the way with this approach.

Kuli Kuli Foods got its start when Lisa was working in Niger as part of the Peace Corps. When she was lacking nutrition, she asked some of the women in her community what she could eat to feel better and have more energy. They introduced her to moringa, which Lisa quickly learned was packed with nutrients. What followed was a collaboration between Lisa and moringa farmers to bring the ingredient to bigger markets in a sustainable, transparent, and ethical way.

In this episode, Lisa tells us the story of Kuli Kuli Foods and how it is helping small farmers around the world access big food markets like the US. We chat about the benefits of moringa, why it’s important to form entrepreneurial partnerships that empower people around the globe, and what other food manufacturers can do if they want to invest in small share farmers, too. We also discuss regenerative agriculture and the vision for Kuli Kuli’s future. 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Lisa was introduced to moringa and why the community wanted to create a market for growing it. 
  • Why moringa is a climate smart crop that benefits farmers, consumers, and the planet alike. 
  • How Kuli Kuli Foods uses language that is respectful and not patronizing to its partners in its marketing.
  • What other food manufacturers can do if they want to support small farmers and increase the demand for sustainably produced ingredients.
  • What moringa tastes like and what’s next for Kuli Kuli’s product lines.

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Rebooting Capitalism — Guest: Lindsey WoodwardEpisode #4 — Investing in Your Financial Future and the Future of the Planet

Lindsey Woodward, Financial Advisor at Abacus Wealth Partners 

To create a sustainable future for both ourselves and our planet, we all need to put our money to good use. To talk about sustainable investing, we’re joined by Lindsey Woodward of Abacus Wealth Partners. Abacus Wealth Partners is a progressive financial services company committed to making the world a better place through investing. Abacus helps clients make the best use of their financial resources by investing in sustainable companies. 

To create a sustainable future for both ourselves and our planet, we all need to put our money to good use. Like we say every episode, your dollar is a vote – so it’s important to vote wisely. This is especially true when it comes to investing, which compounds the impact of your money powerfully over time – which makes it doubly important to invest in companies and people who are working to build a sustainable future.

To talk about sustainable investing, we’re joined by Lindsey Woodward of Abacus Wealth Partners. Abacus Wealth Partners is a progressive financial services company committed to making the world a better place through investing. Abacus helps clients make the best use of their financial resources by investing in sustainable companies. Lindsey Woodward is a Certified Financial Planner with Abacus, where she helps individuals align their values and goals with their money. 

In this episode Lindsey talks about the basics of investing and why it’s available to everyone. We also discuss how you can invest in companies that benefit people and the planet while also saving for your future. We dive into saving for retirement if you’re working for a company and how you can save even if you don’t have access to a traditional 401K. And Lindsey also runs through some of the more sustainable options for investing, how to approach your HR about making the switch to sustainable investment vehicles, and how Abacus is helping people around the country align their daily values with their financial goals. 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why investing is important for everybody, whether you’re young or old, new to the workplace or heading into retirement.
  • The basics of investing and what to keep in mind when choosing different investment accounts.
  • How to invest in more sustainable investment options like ESG funds.
  • How to ask your company to make more sustainable investments.
  • What Lindsey sees for the future of sustainable investing and why it’s only going to become more commonplace and important.

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Rebooting Capitalism — Guest: Antione AmbertEpisode #3 — Breaking New Ground with Compostable Food Packaging

Antione Ambert, Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability of Alter Eco Foods

The issue of plastic pollution has become more acute in the past decade as we’ve all become more aware of the sheer amount of plastic ending up in our landfills and waterways. Businesses around the world are wondering how to reduce or eliminate packaging from their products, especially in the food industry where huge amounts of single-use plastic is used to protect food as its shipped all over the globe. Some companies are leading the way in revolutionizing food packaging, and we’re lucky to have one of them joining us in this episode.

The issue of plastic pollution has become more acute in the past decade as we’ve all become more aware of the sheer amount of plastic ending up in our landfills and waterways. Businesses around the world are wondering how to reduce or eliminate packaging from their products, especially in the food industry where huge amounts of single-use plastic is used to protect food as its shipped all over the globe. Some companies are leading the way in revolutionizing food packaging, and we’re lucky to have one of them joining us today. 

Antoine Ambert is the Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Alter Eco Foods. Alter Eco has been creating Fair Trade and Organic food products since 2005, working with small scale farms from around the world to create excellent foods, support farmers, and benefit the planet. They have been a carbon neutral business since 2008 and turned their sights to creating compostable packaging in 2012. 

In this episode Antoine gives us an inside look at the process Alter Eco used to develop a fully compostable packaging solution for its chocolate products. We talk about why the company wanted to commit to becoming fully plastic-free by the end of 2020, some of the challenges its encountered along the way, and what it’s like to design a new type of plastic-free packaging. We also discuss the impacts of packaging on the planet and why changes are needed both upstream in the way packaging is produced and downstream in the way its recycled or composted. 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How and why Alter Eco became interested in developing a fully compostable packaging solution for their products.
  • What Alter Eco does to lessen their impact on the planet and support small farmers around the world.
  • The process of developing different types of compostable packaging and why it took multiple partners to make it happen.
  • Three key questions to ask when creating compostable packaging.
  • The importance of both upstream and downstream impacts of packaging on the environment.
  • What else Alter Eco is doing to have a positive impact on the planet and its partners while creating excellent products.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Rebooting Capitalism — Guest: Derek HansenEpisode #2 — Revolutionizing Commercial Real Estate for Sustainability and Social Impact

Derek HansenCEO and Co-Founder of Mynt Systems

We are going to dig into energy efficiency, climate change and how businesses can upgrade their building’s performance to not only make the inhabitants of that building healthier and more comfort, but lessen their carbon footprint as well as save some serious cash in the process.  

Welcome back to Rebooting Capitalism, everybody! We have another fantastic guest and topic to discuss today, and this time we’re diving a bit more into the environmental sustainability side of things. Our guest for this episode is Derek Hansen, the CEO and Co-Founder of Mynt Systems.

Mynt Systems was designed to meet the demand from many different industries for commercial energy efficiency. Mynt has taken a fragmented and confusing process and brought it under one roof, a one-stop shop for energy efficiency. They combine the assessment, engineering, design and implementation into one package that is easy to understand, financially appealing and ecologically responsible.

Mynt Systems has the ambitious goal of revolutionizing commercial real estate, and they are making their mark with big projects and impressive retrofitting efforts. Derek describes the ethos and history behind their approach, why we need ecologically sustainable and human-friendly commercial buildings, and some of the amazing technologies and strategies he and his team are implementing. Derek also talks about some of the most game-changing technologies and approaches that are coming down the pipeline, and what he’s done to enhance his personal commitment to sustainability in the last year.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Derek became interested in making commercial buildings more energy efficient and sustainable.
  • Simple things that commercial building owners can do to reduce their energy and environmental impact.
  • Common challenges for making commercial buildings more energy efficient.
  • Why creating a split incentive that benefits both building owners and tenants is a key part of Mynt Systems’ strategy.
  • How making a building more energy efficient – and even turning it into an energy generator – can have a big return on investment.
  • Some of the most interesting technologies Derek has seen coming down the pipeline, and why his company is invested in big, game-changing energy projects.
  • Why the triple bottom line (planet, profit, and people) is an integral part of Mynt’s ethos.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Rebooting Capitalism — Guest: Kat TaylorEpisode #1 — Reforming Banking for the Greater Good

Kat TaylorCEO and Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank

We all know the banking systems is broken. 2008 is proof of that. If we are going to reboot capitalism to work for the common good, then banking is going to have to be one of the first business sectors to rebuild their reputation and trust. Kat and I are going to dig into the history of banking, where it went wrong and what changes are needed. 

Welcome to the very first episode of Rebooting Capitalism! We are so excited to be bringing this show to you and having important conversations about capitalism, why it’s broken, and what people are doing to fix it. We have an amazing guest to kick things off with: Kat Taylor, the CEO and Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank.

Beneficial State Bank opened in 2007 under a unique foundation ownership model and has 17 local branches throughout California, Oregon and Washington. They offer checking, savings, loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking and everything else you’d expect from a bank—but they exist to serve their customers’ prosperity and goals, not to profit from them.

In this interview, Kat Taylor talks about the history of banking, why banking needs serious reform, and how Beneficial State is creating a triple bottom-line bank that is accountable to its customers, our society, and the planet – rather than rich stakeholders. Kat shares important design decisions that form Beneficial State’s structure and ethos, and talks about why the banking sector can be a great lever for change.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How and why business – and especially banking – can and should be harnessed as a force for positive change.
  • The history of banking in the US and why banks are distrusted by many Americans.
  • The role of banks in society and how they could help, rather than hinder, more people.
  • How Kat Taylor and Beneficial State Bank are redesigning the banking model and ownership structure.
  • How Beneficial State Bank is combatting discriminatory banking practices like redlining.
  • Why Kat believes businesses have to choose diversity consistently if we want more and different people in leadership positions throughout society.

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Jennifer Cantero

Jennifer Cantero

Jennifer brings more than 20 years of business and marketing experience to her role as Director of Marketing and Sustainability at Sensiba San Filippo, California’s first and only B Corp accounting firm. She is SSF’s B Corp champion, who led the firm’s B Corporation certification process and today leads the Firm’s B Corp Practice assisting clients with their B Corp certification journeys and sustainability stories.  

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