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71: Greyston Bakery – Inclusive Hiring One Person At a Time

It all started with a Buddhist and a bakery in 1982. Since then, when people say, yes, I want to work; Greyston Bakery says yes right back. It begins by trusting in human potential. Greyston Bakery has opened its doors to those who ordinarily face rejection, providing those struggling to prosper an opportunity to thrive. When people say they want to work, they give them a chance, replacing scrutiny with trust, transforming lives, and breaking the cycle of poverty – one person and one job at a time. Today, they are scaling their mission through their Centers for Open Hiring in Yonkers and Rochester, New York by sharing their experience with business leaders and guiding them in implementing the Open Hiring® model in their organizations. With their Open Hiring®- no background checks, no resumes, no interviews- they invest in people and build communities, businesses, and a better world. Because it’s not someone’s past that matters — it’s their future. We talk to the compassionate and driven Joe Kenner, President and CEO of Greyston Bakery. Come and listen now!

Greyston Bakery is proudly Kosher and B Corp Certified.

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Impact
Impact
71: Greyston Bakery - Inclusive Hiring One Person At a Time
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40: Phoenix Solutions – Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.

Phoenix Solutions has been crushing it — your hard drives that is — since 2011. Ever wondered what to do with outdated computers or what happens to them after you drop them off at your local E-waste site. Listen to the founder of Phoenix Solutions, James Gordon, who not only does good to the planet by recycling your electronics but has woven a social responsibility objective into the core values of their business model.

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Repairability
Repairability
40: Phoenix Solutions - Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.
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39: Civic Champs – Seamless Volunteering

Guess in which industry 10% of the American workforce generates $ 2 trillion? It’s the non-profit sector! Geng Wang – founder of Civic Champs, seamless volunteering talks to us about his journey in founding an organization to serve this very underserved industry. Bringing timely technological solutions in these historically unprecedented times. The passion and desire to do good is part of the core value of Civic Champs. Learn more in this episode.

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IT for sustainability
IT for sustainability
39: Civic Champs - Seamless Volunteering
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27: Ajiri Tea – Creating a Sustainable Cycle of Employment and Opportunity in Kenya.

What does it take to start a business several thousands of miles away, and that too when you were just 19. Kate Holby co-founded Ajiri tea with her sister Sara Kolby, to create a full cycle of sustainable aid. Because education is a sustainable investment, 100% of the net profits go back to Kenya to pay school fees for orphans. Ajiri Tea Company is now sponsoring 29 orphans in school and is employing four different women’s groups. Learn more about these amazing young ladies.

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Africa
Africa
27: Ajiri Tea - Creating a Sustainable Cycle of Employment and Opportunity in Kenya.
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