The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast is a show about building a better world. Explore social entrepreneurship, sustainability, climate solutions, and social impact with perspectives from all sectors.

With host Cory Ames, Founder of Grow Ensemble, you'll hear interviews with CEOs of purpose-driven companies, Executive Directors from high-impact nonprofits, academics, policy makers, and more.

We're on a mission to build a better world, together.

Recent Episodes

Sustainable Business

#208 - What is Sustainable Business and Why Does it Matter

Jan. 25, 2022

Today, host Cory starts a new mini-series in which he unpacks the central concept of sustainable business. The next few episodes will expand on the points that are raised here. Things kick off with a few new perspectives on …

Social Entrepreneurship Environment & Climate

#207 - How to Build an Online Community to Fight Climate Change, with Nivi Achanta from Soapbox Project

Jan. 18, 2022

Nivi Achanta is the founder and CEO of Soapbox Project, making social impact easy for busy people, starting with bite-sized climate action plans! She believes in positive messaging around social change and shares experiences…

Guest: Nivi Achanta
Tech Meaningful Work

#206 - The Antithesis to Hustle Culture: Chill Work, with Rand Fishkin & Amanda Natividad

Jan. 11, 2022

We often believe that people who are more successful than us have worked harder than us, and so hustle culture has become so ingrained in today’s workforce. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In this episode, we discuss the…

Environment & Climate Books

#205 - How to End the Climate Crisis in One Generation with Paul Hawken

Jan. 4, 2022

Neoliberal capitalism turns life into money by killing it, but what good is that money on a dying planet?  Today we speak to Paul Hawken about how to end the climate crisis in one generation using an approach centered on reg…

Guest: Paul Hawken
Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Business Compilations

#204 - 10 Impact Business Leaders Using Business as a Force for Good (part 2)

Dec. 30, 2021

Welcome back to part two of this special project, where we recap some of the strongest moments from our guests recorded throughout the year to close out 2021! Featured in this two-part series are ten impact business leaders …

Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Business Compilations

#203 - 10 Impact Business Leaders Using Business as a Force for Good (part 1)

Dec. 28, 2021

In this special two-part project, we're recapping some of the strongest moments from our impact business leader guests throughout the year – the ones who are changing business for the good of the people and the planet – to c…

About the Host

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.