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 Storytelling Sustainable Travel

#225 - How to Market Travel Ethically, Sustainably, & Responsibly, with Mikey Sadowski of Intrepid Travel

May 17, 2022

Some companies use misleading marketing strategies to appear more environmentally friendly. For the ones that actually “walk the talk”, how do they separate their brand from this practice? One way is through setting ethical …

Environment & Climate Tech Regenerative Agriculture

#224 - How to Reinvent the Economics of Agriculture Using Blockchain Technology, with Gregory Landua, CEO of Regen Network

May 10, 2022

Agriculture is essential in the fight against the climate crisis, not only for mankind but for the survival of the Earth. Gregory Landua and Regen Network are leading the way towards tracking and funding ecological regenerat…

Environment & Climate Regenerative Agriculture

#223 - How to Turn Degraded Landscapes into Regenerative Circular Economies, with Neal Spackman, Founder & CEO of Regenerative Resources Co.

May 3, 2022

The Earth is unique, irreplaceable – it’s our home. We can't keep destroying it little by little. There is still a chance to save it, and one of these solutions is through regenerative agriculture projects.

Guest: Neal Spackman
Sustainable Fashion Tech

#222 - How Can Circular Fashion Reverse Climate Change? with Shamini Dhana, Founder and CEO of Dhana Inc. [REPOST]

April 26, 2022

In our last episode for the Earth Month celebration, we bring back this fantastic conversation with Shamini Dhana from October 2020. This interview was also chosen to honor Fashion Revolution Week (April 18-24, 2022) and the…

Guest: Shamini Dhana
Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Business Sustainable Fashion

#221 - The Importance of Trees: Why Tentree is on a Mission to Plant 1 Billion Trees by 2030, with Derrick Emsley, CEO & Co-founder of tentree [REPOST]

April 19, 2022

Continuing our revisitation of some excellent climate crusading episodes from our archives in celebration of Earth Month, today we bring you Derrick Emsley of tentree from February, 2021.

Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Business Meaningful Work

#220 - The Family-Owned Company Fighting Climate Change By Achieving Net Zero Emissions By 2030, with Rebecca Hamilton, Co-CEO of Badger [REPOST]

April 12, 2022

In celebration of Earth Month, we are resurrecting some climate crusading episodes from the archives. Today we’re revisiting this episode with Rebecca Hamilton of Badger Balm from September, 2020.

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.