UNICEF Innovation

Maximizing YOUR Impact as a Social Intrapreneur | Brian Cotter, UNICEF

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Brian Cotter about why he sees UNICEF as a great platform to leverage his entrepreneurial spirit and tool set for the greatest impact.

It is a great conversation, where he shows a lot of self-awareness about how he sees entrepreneurship, as an entrepreneurship, but also as a tool set and mindset that can click into larger organizations... and at the end he gives some insights into how those debating the best path for them can make a better decision.

About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.About

About Brian:
Brian helps organizations identify, analyze, and solve the increasingly complex challenges they face in Vietnam and globally.

Over the last 10+ years in Vietnam he has developed a broad set of experiences with forays into retail, hospitality, I.T., and consulting. He helps companies grow, redefine their structures, and installed processes that have lead to new and successful results.

I've also been a keen observer and supporter of the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and regularly participate in events as a judge, mentor, and speaker.

Follow Brian:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdcotter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briandcotter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CotterVN

About Rich:
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

Follow Rich
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

Contact Rich
social@richbrubaker.com

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Normal Life

I Miss Normal Life | Rich Brubaker, vlog Episode 012

It's been 8 weeks since my family and I left ""normal life" in Shanghai for what we thought would be a 2 week "vacation".

Now, while we are based safely in the US, and are all together, we simply look forward to getting back to normal life where we are surrounded by friends, where I am able to drop my kid off at the bus, and I am able to resume working with amazing people around the Asia region.

It's a tall order I know.

Especially as COVID19 continues its spread, and news of border closures, airline shutdowns, and city-level lockdowns are leading stories.

As the reality of the last two months has begun to fully set in, I am fully aware that this crisis could have a lasting impact on the communities we have built, what we had planned for 2020, and  could alter "normal" forever going forward.

Something that, in part, I find exciting, but if I am honest, I am really looking forward to getting on a plane back home soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQsymwwTvgs

About Me:
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a former Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I'm focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

Follow Me:
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

Contact Me:
social@richbrubaker.com


Bambu Home

Turning Consumers Away From Plastic | Jeff Delkin & Rachel Speth, Bambu Home

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak withBambu Home Founders, Jeffrey Delkin and Rachel Speth.

The are the founders of one of the EARLIEST sustainability minded brands that I EVER came into contact with, and they are AMAZING people.

In our conversation, we speak through what was behind their jump from their corporate careers, the REALITIES of working with renewable/ natural materials, how they have had to adjust (and GROW) through their last 15 years.

We had a lot of fun. There are a TON of lessons.

They are great people.

Watch it. Enjoy it. Like it. Share it.

About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.About

Bambu:
More than just bamboo products, we are makers of contemporary eco-friendly products created from renewable materials such as bamboo, cork, coconut, hemp and other sustainable materials. Created with imagination and integrity our unique designs that celebrate form, color and texture using low impact materials and processes. Design with the planet in mind.

Follow Bambu:
Bambu Website: https://www.bambuhome.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bambuliving/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bambuhome
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bambuhome
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bambubrand

About Rich:
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

Follow Rich
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

Contact Rich
social@richbrubaker.com

#richbrubaker #SocialEntrepreneurship #founderstory

 

 

 

 


Krie Lopez

Employing at Risk Youth in Manila | Krie Lopez, Messy Bessy

The last few weeks have been some of the most difficult I have known in all my years of entrepreneurship, and I know many are facing similar situations where a lot of uncertainty in the air and a well laid plans for 2020 are being tossed aside.

But, as I have come to understand through my conversations with entrepreneurs from around the region, regardless of what is happening in the world, if you are going to succeed you need to keep showing up to work, hunker down, and continue along the path.

It is a lesson that I took away from my time speaking with Krie Lopez , founder of Messy Bessy. An organization that has in a very short time grown rapidly, built a strong brand, and has created real infrastructure for change.

About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.

It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.

To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.

About Krie
Believing in the 3 Ps “People, planet and profit,” Krie operates on the principle of faith in humanity, in the process of which she has created a story that inspires and produces concrete change in society. The mechanical engineering graduate and Dean’s Lister from Ateneo first joined the Rustan’s Coffee Corporation, before heading the corporate social responsibility program. After 8 years, she quit to research on social entrepreneurship.

After several trial and errors, she hit upon natural cleansers. Messy Bessy, launched in 2007, is now a recognisable and preferred home and personal care product line, mostly for its natural ingredients, environmental sustainability, and innovative composition. This venture also involves employing at-risk young adults, many of whom were formerly abused, trafficked, incarcerated, and impoverished.

For this, she set up HOUSE (Helping Ourselves Through Sustainable Enterprises) in 2015, a safe haven and educational program. Despite facing tests motivating workers and managing students, the HOUSE has produced more than a dozen college scholars. In 2016, she partnered with The British Council Phillippines for its first nationwide effort to promote social entrepreneurship.

Follow Krie:
Messy Bessy Website: https://shop.messybessy.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krie-lopez-940bb5118/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krie.lopez

About Rich:
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

Follow Rich
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

Contact Rich
social@richbrubaker.com

#richbrubaker #SocialEntrepreneurship #founderstory