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Mindful Businesses

Mindful Businesses is a mission driven 501(c)3 nonprofit, whose main purpose is to educate  and spread authentic information about sustainable practices and technologies. Mindful Businesses shares eco-friendly and mindful organizations in their weekly podcast, hosted by Vidhya Iyer. Through this audio medium it brings innovators, business leaders, and thought leaders who share their stories and journey. They inspire and educate other entrepreneurs about  sustainable innovations and consumers about green products. 

Mindful Businesses is a global platform where we love to hear and learn from different voices and perspectives. 34% of our guests speak a language other than English and 57% are minority and women.

Recent Episodes

107: FabScrap – Recycling and Reusing Textile Waste

Majority of the conversation around fashion waste revolves around finished products that end up in the landfill. But around...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
107: FabScrap - Recycling and Reusing Textile Waste
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106: The Buy Nothing Project – Buy Nothing, Build Community

Humans are inherently materialistic and seek happiness through objects, but what we get is enjoyment not happiness. Happiness tends...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
106: The Buy Nothing Project - Buy Nothing, Build Community
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105: AIRCARBON – From Greenhouse Gas to Regenerative Materials

Our planet needs greenhouse gases (GHGs) that help trap the heat and keep our planet warm and without which,...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
105: AIRCARBON - From Greenhouse Gas to Regenerative Materials
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104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India – Global Carbon Reduction Incentive

The Nobel prize winning economist Dr. Milton Friedman, said the business of a business is making money -...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India - Global Carbon Reduction Incentive
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103: Kazi – All Across Africa – Woven Together

Alicia Wallace is the COO of Kazi, a Mindful Business she founded after years of working in emerging economies...

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Mindful Businesses
103: Kazi - All Across Africa - Woven Together
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102: Zoro Card – Build Credit With a Debit Card

It is really hard for a young person to their build credit. How does one navigate the complex...

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Mindful Businesses
102: Zoro Card - Build Credit With a Debit Card
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Learn Green Initiatives and Products

Every week Vidhya Iyer, the host of the podcast Mindful Businesses, interviews sustainable businesses and listeners tune-in from 102 different countries. Our guests include passionate founders who lead organizations that sell simple everyday items like straws to Geodesic homes to carbon capture technology. We talk about their journeys, their struggles, and where they see themselves in the future.

There are so many paths and nuances to being a mindful consumer or business. In our podcast, businesses learn about new and upcoming sustainable practices and consumers learn about new green businesses.

If you are a creative founder of an organization that employs social, economic, or environmental practices, learn more about how to get featured.

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Our mindful guests are from 20 different countries and 5 different continents.
Our listeners tune-in from 103 countries worldwide

Our team

Vidhya Iyer

Vidhya Iyer



Artistic Director and Host

Vidhya Iyer is an entrepreneur and podcaster. Vidhya started the podcast in a quest to being mindful in her everyday personal and professional practices.

Jim Stone

Jim Stone



Executive Producer


Jim Stone comes with decades of experience in broadcasting. Mindful Businesses was born in the studios of his radio station Q106.7. He is our sounding board and the voice of reason.

Tatum Gale

Tatum Gale



Music


Tatum Gale is a producer, composer and singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. He makes electronic pop music that draws influence from Björk, Sufjan Stevens and Dev Hynes

Katelyn Milligan

Katelyn Milligan

Marketing aSSistant

Katelyn is a freelance writer and has marketing experience in the non-profit, entertainment, and travel industries. She makes sure that our episodes get the reach that they deserve.

Dr. Anupama PaSricha

Dr. Anupama PaSricha

Advisor

Prof.Anupama Pasricha chairs the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising in the School of Business at St. Catherine University and shapes the department’s eco-fashion focus. Her experience and knowledge guides us and makes sure we stay focused on our mission. PC: Sarah Whiting,

“Your podcast is #1 in my Volkswagen GTI on my 5 hour bimonthly trips to North Carolina. Keep the interesting interviews coming!
— Robert
“Brilliant podcast! Very well articulated. I have been educated. The podcast has enough info to write a full length teaching case! We have used it as an illustrative example.”
— Prof. Priya Rajeev Nair, IIM Kozikhode
“The podcast is amazing! All the way from Malawi, I wanted to say the episodes I have heard are a great and amazing way to inspire and encourage others to change in positive ways!
— George
“Vidhya has a captivating voice - very soulful - and her easy conversational style of interviewing is vibrant and engaging. Her interviews are pure joy.
— Jyoti, Mumbai
  • Ranked in the top 5% of podcasts worldwide by Listenotes.

  • Ranked #12 on the “Top 20 Sustainability Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020.”

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