The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast is a show about the who, what, why, & how of building a better world.

Through interviews and analysis, Cory Ames explores what a vision for a better world can and should look like.

Listen in and let's build a better world, together.

Recent Episodes

We’re Taking a Short Break! Here’s Why & When We’ll Be Back

Aug. 23, 2022

TLDR; We're taking a break for September, but will be back in October telling more stories about all things building a better world!

Books Sustainable Living

#238 - How (& Why) to Institute Shorter Work Weeks, with Dr. Alex Pang

Aug. 16, 2022

As one of the leading voices in reducing working hours, Alex is optimistic that we can create a future where people can spend more time with family and friends, do healthy activities, discover new hobbies, and ultimately mak…


#237 - How Business Can Help Get Money Out of Politics, with John McCrea of American Promise

Aug. 9, 2022

In any political election—especially major ones, such as the upcoming midterm elections in the United States—it’s important to know where the money to fund various campaigns is coming from. As citizens, we should also unders…

Guest: John McCrea
Environment & Climate Food Regenerative Agriculture

#236 - How to End the World's 'Hurricane of Hunger' in One Generation, with Roland Bunch of Better Soils, Better Lives

Aug. 2, 2022

The world's hunger crisis continues to worsen, affecting millions of people globally. Most people refer to this problem as a result of climate change, but the reality is that roughly 80% of the problem is caused by soil, a…

Guest: Roland Bunch
Sustainable Business

#235 - The Making of an Impact Report, with Annie Agle of Cotopaxi

July 26, 2022

An impact report is a document essential in measuring a company's impact on people and the planet. It’s a tool that can help businesses align their core values and make informed decisions, providing insight and promoting a c…

Guest: Annie Agle
Social Entrepreneurship Regenerative Agriculture

#234 - How to Fix Chicken Farming with Regenerative Agriculture, with Paul Greive of Pasturebird

July 19, 2022

Whether a fatty snack or nutritious meal, all the food we consume has a massive impact on our bodies. That’s why it’s important that we have access to foods that are safe, nutritious, affordable, and, ideally, work in harmon…

Guest: Paul Greive

About the Host

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Cory Ames

Founder, Grow Ensemble

Cory is a social entrepreneur, writer, and student. He is the Founder & CEO of a Grow Ensemble, a media and education company that amplifies the work of social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven business leaders to accelerate the change they wish to make in the world.

At the age of 20, Cory dropped out from Gonzaga University to aggressively pursue a professional career in digital marketing. In 18 months Cory went from part-time Project Manager Assistant to CEO of a then multi-million dollar marketing agency with over 20 full-time employees. Cory grew up in Washington State and has traveled through multiple countries including; Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador and now lives in Boston, MA with his incredible wife and their rescue pups, Milou and Roo.

Cory has spoken at a conference of 250 business owners in Bangkok, Thailand and Google Campuses in the Austin area on effectiveness, well-being, and fulfillment in work.

Cory is an ambitious student. He is conversationally fluent in Spanish, reads voraciously and enjoys writing and thinking. Also, he loves to travel and see more of the world.