In our kickoff episode of Let’s Get Changed, David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, sits down with us from his home to talk about the past, present, and future of his family’s business. We talk about the origins of company — envisioned to unite the human race — and how the product itself served as a vehicle to sell the “All One” message. We dive into hemp, and how this crop served as Bronner’s entry point into supporting and embracing sustainable, regenerative agriculture. Finally, we chat about corporate philanthropy, the company’s focus on plastics reduction, their annual impact report, and much more.
Dr. Bronner’s story is one that trails 150 years and five generations for socially and environmentally responsible products.
Leading with heart
The 2022 release of the eighth annual impact report on data and stories of social justice and environmental efforts.
Top-Selling Natural Soap Brand Publishes Eighth Annual Impact Report Summarizing Data and Stories on Social Justice and Environmental Efforts in 2021
E11 – Beyond ‘money talks’: Using finance as a catalyst for progressive action
How America’s socially responsible bank does its business better, with Maura Keaney of Amalgamated Bank.
E10 – Black Girls in Media: From small GroupMe chat to global community
How a job search for one turned into a jobs resource for many, with Black Girls in Media founder Tasha McCaskiel.
E09 – Lights, camera, activate! Moving audiences from seats to streets
How a good story well-told can save the world, with Michael Kelly of Participant.
E08 – Dress to impress: The values stitched into your clothes
A future of sustainably sourced fashion with Dr. Kimberly McGlonn of Grant Blvd.
E07 – Change for the batter: How a bakery is at the center of the Open Hiring Movement
Joseph Kenner talks about Greyston Bakery’s mission for social impact through open hiring.
E06 – Sweet spot: Open Chain initiative for progressive social change
Combatting child labor in the chocolate industry with Karin Campbell of Tony’s Chocolonely.
E05 – Leading with love: Two women spreading the importance DEIJ
Allyship at the forefront of making businesses better for all.
E04 – Let’s Get Changed: The why and how of a changemaker podcast
A moment of reflection and vision from the LGC team.
E03 – Standing ground: Indigenous voices and lands at the forefront of battling the climate crisis
A conversation on climate action with Amazon Watch’s Leila Salazar-López.
E02 – Taking root: Growth of the green economy for BIPOC communities
Bridging the equity and inclusion gap with Kristy Drutman.