My guest today is Christina Delay, CEO and founder of Altina Drinks.

 

Now have you ever been at a party or work function where everyone was enjoying a glass of wine or a beer and you were the only one without a drink in your hand and it feels really awkward and you kind of feel a little bit left out.  Alcohol consumption is often linked to social events we all enjoy, getting together with friends or a wedding for example,  But what if you don’t want to drink alcohol - how do you participate in the social rituals we enjoy without the alcohol.

 

This is where Christina and Altina drinks come in.  As a passionate impact entrepreneur, she is combining her science skills and business brain to help shake up the Aussie drinking culture and re-invent methods used in traditional alcohol production by creating innovative Zero Proof Craft Cocktails.

 

So if you want to find out how to create unique and memorable alcohol free experiences and learn how you can develop a great product that is also a vehicle for change then you should listen to this episode of the Good Business Podcast.

 

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

 

To learn more about Altina Drinks visit www.altinadrinks.com

In today’s episode I am talking with Johannah Maher who is the CEO and Cofounder of Impactr, an impact-tech startup company with a mission to inspire millions of people to do small things that together make a big impact.

Prior to becoming an impact-entrepreneur, Johannah was an executive at the world's largest wind energy company, specialised in high-tech product development and value engineering. Johannah is a recognised industry expert in renewable energy and a fierce advocate for equality and social change.

In this episode you will hear about the life changing moment that caused Johannah to pivot from a future in aerospace engineering and wind energy technology to becoming an impact-entrepreneur in the digital technology space.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

Check out Impactr's website to learn more www.impactr.world

In today’s episode of the Good Business Podcast I am talking with Justine Curtis who is the Founder and CEO at Inspired Adventures.

So you know whenever you have supported someone raising money for a cause like walking the Kokoda track or hiking to the Everest base camp have you ever wondered who makes this all happen? Well that is what the team from Inspired Adventures do.

Inspired Adventures is the leading adventure fundraising agency in Australia and New Zealand, working with Australian, New Zealand and international charities to create inspiring fundraising adventures around the world.

To date Inspired Adventures has raised over $37 Million through 6,900 fundraisers across 600 or so adventures around the world from camping high in the Himalayas; seeing Machu Picchu for the first time; trekking the Great Wall of China along the Mongolian border; camel-riding through the Rajasthan desert and trekking through the highest tea plantations in the world.

In this interview we talk about that ah-ha moment that led Justine to creating Inspired Adventures, the challenges she faced along the way and most recently to the impact of COVID-19.

And as you will hear Justine came up with the idea for Inspired Adventures at the top of the highest single free-standing mountain in the world so to see how good your geography is you are just going to have to listen to find out what mountain that was. Let’s check it out...

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

In today’s episode of the Good Business Podcast I am talking with Sam Schatz who is the Managing Director and Global Head of Farm Development for AeroFarms.

AeroFarms is a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture.

A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been recognised by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for Food two years in a row and by Inc. as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies.

In this episode I talk with Sam about his background in venture capital and how he came to take a leading role in one of the most innovative urban farming businesses in the world, the challenges of building a disruptive company and we get a glimpse of the future of farming.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

In today’s episode of the Good Business Podcast I am talking with Kim Lim who is the Co-Founder of PichaEats, a food business rebuilding lives for refugees in Malaysia.

PichaEats has a simple mission - to serve you great food. But as you enjoy your meal, you are also providing an opportunity for refugees in Malaysia to start a new life. Their chefs have all been forced to flee to Malaysia for a variety of reasons and PichaEats specialise in delicacies from the homeland of these chefs – from Iraqi Falafel, Palestinian Hummus to Afghani Dumplings & Syrian sweets.

Through PichaEats, refugee families who are forced to flee to Malaysia can get a chance to rebuild their lives, regain their dignity, and provide for their family.

In this episode I talk with Kim about what caused her to establish PichaEats with her co-founders, we will hear the stories of the refugees they are helping and the many challenges she has faced along the way.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

As we all buckle down to ride out this Coronavirus pandemic it is more important than ever to remember that there are some amazing businesses doing amazing things in the world.

And as we come out the other side of this pandemic, and we will come out the other side of this, there will be no shortage of issues that will need to be addressed by change-makers just like you.

So I hope that the conversations we have here on the podcast keep you motivated for all of the amazing impacts we can create together because solving the environmental and social issues facing our communities is a team sport and we can achieve great things by working together.

With that having been said, today I am talking with one of these change-makers, Lauren Bukowski who is the Impact Director at Hey Tiger, a social enterprise chocolate company.

Hey Tiger is a premium, handmade, Australian chocolate brand and social enterprise, on a mission to make change in the cocoa industry and partner with the Hunger Project to positively impact cocoa farming communities in Ghana, one chocolate block at a time.

A do-er by nature with a passion for fair, Lauren is drawn to projects and work with meaning.

Lauren has been with Hey Tiger since it started 2017 and she is currently the Impact Director working to make Hey Tiger a gold-standard impact business. Lauren is a new Mom, a nature lover, and is always up for a good laugh or a chat with a friend.

In this episode we talk about the very beginnings of Hey Tiger from the initial idea through to the excitement of the very first sale. It is a good business story to help inspire you during these exceptional times.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

In today’s episode of the Good Business Podcast I am talking with Kimberly White who is the Founder and CEO of The Planetary Press.

The last time I spoke with Kimberley was a little over a year ago after she had just launched The Planetary Press so I thought I would check in to see how it was going, what lessons she has learnt along the way and her hopes for the future.

The Planetary Press is an international news source focused on reporting in sustainability, environmental advocacy, corporate social responsibility, and climate change. They highlight sustainable solutions around the globe that inspire others to make a measurable difference.

In this episode Kimberley and I discuss her background growing up in Alaska and Florida, how she is trying to reshape online media by focussing on good news stories, the challenges she is facing in creating a new online news service, and how she wants to be part of everybody's hope budget - oh and Steve Irwin gets a mention also.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

Our guest today is Kelly O’Shanassy who is the CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

The Australian Conservation Foundation is Australia's national environment organisation. Their more than 600,000 members speak out for a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. They embody the philosophy that “The power of the people is greater than the people in power”.

Kelly is at the helm of this dedicated movement. Growing up as the daughter of a police officer and a teacher, Kelly learned early on not to judge people for where they are in life. If they want to do better; she doesn’t judge and sees her role as helping people change - this applies equally to an individual who wants to make a difference in the world to the CEO of a billion dollar resource company.

In this episode we hear about Kelly’s upbringing growing up in a fairly tough neighbourhood where people had little money but were rich in courage and community spirit and how this shapes what she does today. We also talk about the lessons she has learnt in trying to move the dial on big businesses performance on protecting the environment and what she does today to get businesses to be part of the solution - and it is not what you think..

The show notes are available www.bluetribe.co/podcast

Today’s guest is Paul Warburg who is just getting ready to launch a new e-commerce company, Wendigo that is focused on sourcing sustainable products.

Paul has been starting small businesses since high school. Prior to founding Wendigo, he owned an eBay consignment business, ran a small digital marketing agency, and has been a church planter, founding a small church in his hometown.

Now, he's looking to combine his passions for business and charity by building a business that has sustainability as a natural part of its everyday operations. Paul believes that the best way to tackle the world's problems is to build self-perpetuating movements that combine profit and purpose.

When I interviewed Paul he was just 2 weeks away from launching his new business - in fact the business was planned to go live around the time this episode goes live. So this interview is the first of two- this one is before the launch and then we will check in with him in a few months to see how it is all going.

In this episode we talk about his background and what is driving him to set up a new sustainable e-commerce business, we discuss church planting (seriously this is a thing), we talk about the challenges he has faced so far and his expectations for the future.

Show notes available at https://www.bluetribe.co/podcast

February 25, 2020

Tony Rinaudo, The Forest Maker

Today’s guest is Tony Rinaudo who is World Vision’s Climate Action Advisor, but he is more famously known as The Forest Maker because Tony helped transform millions of hectares of dry land in Niger it what has been described as "probably the largest positive environmental transformation in all of Africa".

You see over 25 years ago, with the help of the local farmers in Niger, Tony began implementing a conservation farming system which is known as Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) which basically involves growing trees as an integral part of agricultural land. This approach has been so successful that it has been applied in at least 24 African countries.

For many people, Tony is certainly an environmental hero, after making a positive impact on food security, and environmental sustainability and resilience for thousands of vulnerable communities around the world.

In this episode we talk with Tony about his 'mindscaping' super powers, the challenges of getting farmers to change their practices in Niger and how he overcame them resulting in the growth of 200 million trees on five million hectares of degraded farmland in that country alone.

This episode is about how to engage with communities to create positive change and proves that not all superhero’s wear capes.

Show notes available at www.bluetribe.co/podcast

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