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Nov. 23, 2021

#197 - Social Entrepreneurship Origin Story on the Good Makers Podcast

On the Goodmakers Podcast, Grow Ensemble Founder Cory Ames was interviewed to talk about how he got into social entrepreneurship, why & how he founded Grow Ensemble, and what his thoughts and opinions are around the latest emerging trends in …

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Sept. 28, 2021

#191 - How Individual Actions Contribute to Collective Action for the…

📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 For this episode of the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Podcast, Cory interviews Brett Jenks, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Rare, which is an organization that is dedicated to utilizing...

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Aug. 10, 2021

#188 - How to Reduce (& Repurpose) Global Textile Waste with Stephani…

📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 Rethinking textile waste to reduce the impact of fashion The world is becoming more aware of the negative impact of fashion, and are making major moves to turn fast fashion into a sustainable, circular...

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Aug. 3, 2021

#187 - Corporate Board Diversity: How to Make Boardrooms of America L…

📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 When I think of a corporate boardroom, the image that comes to mind is a long, narrow table, big windows, views of a city skyline, middle-aged or older white men, and maybe a couple white women. …

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July 29, 2021

#186 - #Plastic Free: How to Go Plastic-Free - 11 Steps to Life Witho…

📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 To end out Plastic Free July, we're rounding out our month of plastic-free content with 11 steps to help you kick plastic to the curb (for good!) in multiple areas of your life. With a little …

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July 22, 2021

#184 - How Does Plastic Pollution Affect Humans, Our Health, and the …

📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 In honor of Plastic Free July, we're circling back to a post we did in partnership with our friends over at to dig into the myriad of effects plastic pollution has on people and planet (some …

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July 13, 2021

#182 - The New Fashion Entrepreneur: What Leadership in Fashion Must …

📄 🌍 🎬 More than simply a response to the altruistic call of social responsibility, the participation of entrepreneurs in the burgeoning sustainable fashion industry is also, at the bottom line, a smart business decision....

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July 6, 2021

#181 - Grow Ensemble Community Update: Q2 to Q3!

📄 🌍 🎬 Listen in for an update on what's changed and what's happened at Grow Ensemble over the last 90 days and what's to come in the next 90 days to follow! Full Show Notes & Episode Bonuses: /q2-2021/ …

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June 15, 2021

#178 - The Power of Education to Uplift, Empower, and Prepare Student…

📄 🎬 YeSeul Kim has recognized the power of education her whole life, which is why she has kept coming back to it throughout her eclectic career path. YeSeul is currently the Head of K-12 Education at H-FARM International Schools. …

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June 1, 2021

#176 - Community Update: May 2021

🎬 Excited to be back with another update here, to share with y’all an inside look of what we are working on at Grow Ensemble. Here’s a look at the year to date after May wrapped up. Connect with Grow …

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May 18, 2021

#174 - Creating a Positive (and Healthy) Work Environment Through Int…

📄 🎬 The buildings we spend time in deeply affect our health. This is what the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is communicating to architects, designers, and workers across industries and borders. We spoke with the CEO and...

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May 11, 2021

#173 - How Innovation Ecosystems are Essential to Affecting Systemic …

📄 🎬 What makes the world’s most successful companies successful? Sales, growth, market expansion...all contributing factors. But perhaps the most crucial determinant for a company’s success are the local players involved in getting it...

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April 27, 2021

#171 - What’s the Meaning Behind “Keep Tahoe Blue?” With Jesse Patte…

📄 🎬 Jump on any major highway in the United States and you’ll come across a dark blue bumper sticker with the words “Keep Tahoe Blue” adorning many vehicles. The organization behind the slogan is the League to Save Lake …

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April 20, 2021

#169 - The Rana Plaza Collapse: What Happened & What it Means for the…

📄 🎬 In April of 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing 1,132 people and maiming more than 2,500 others. This tragedy became a symbol of the fashion industry’s impact and need for sustainable reform. April 24, 2021 marks...

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April 13, 2021

#168 - The Influence of Money in Politics: Why It Must End Now, with …

Ah, democracy – a system where political leaders are fairly elected for the people, by a majority of people, to protect and serve the nation. Or, not so much. The influence of money in politics and campaign funding has...

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April 8, 2021

#167 - How Just One Percent Makes a Difference with 1% for the Planet…

This episode originally aired in June 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes below. Only 3% of philanthropy goes to environmental causes and 1% for the Planet, an environmental organization unlike any other, is shifting the very …

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March 30, 2021

#165 - 100% Slavery Free Chocolate: Is it Possible? With Ynzo van Zan…

📄 🎬 Luxurious, sweet, delectable, delicious. Around the world, chocolate is a consumer favorite. It tops our ice cream, fills our bellies on Halloween, and makes a s’more a s’more. Chocolate is so ingrained into our everyday...

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March 18, 2021

#164 - How to Celebrate Women's History Month

📄 🎬 The month of March and International Women’s Day is dedicated to remembering the glass-ceiling shattering suffragists, visionaries, and trailblazing women who have fought for equality on behalf of women today, and women of the...

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March 16, 2021

#163 - The Power of Building Community with Jenn Graham, Founder & CE…

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in April 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes here: If you’ve ever been to a sub-par networking event, you’ll know that community-building efforts are only as strong as...

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March 11, 2021

#162 - Purpose-Driven Marketing Campaign: 0 — 86,536+ Monthly Views i…

🎬 In this podcast, Grow Ensemble shares the purpose-driven marketing strategy that we’ve used to drive over 86,000 monthly views to our brand here at Grow Ensemble. Along with our traffic growth, we’ve: Grown our podcast listenership in...

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March 9, 2021

#161- How to Use Visual Storytelling to Amplify Refugee Stories With …

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in February 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes here: There’s an inherent . When we watch a film, our bodies physically react by releasing oxytocin and sparking...

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March 4, 2021

#160 - What Is Product Innovation & How Is It Reducing Plastic Pollut…

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in June 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes here: Just about everything we use in our daily lives has been designed and redesigned to meet our needs. In fact, the...

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March 2, 2021

#159 - Community Update: February 2021

🎬 Welcome to our first Grow Ensemble Community Update of the year! Excited to be back with another update here, to share with y’all an inside look of what we are working on at Grow Ensemble. Here’s a look at …

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Feb. 25, 2021

#158 - The 5 Most Environmentally Friendly & Sustainable Companies (2…

🎬 Purchasing trends show that people prioritize environmental impact when buying. Our move towards companies that share our interest in protecting the planet comes at a time when the choice is becoming more and more of a no-brainer. No matter …

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Feb. 23, 2021

#157 - An Announcement: Our Biodynamic Wine + Virtual Tasting Giveawa…

🎬 Learn about our Biodynamic Wine + Virtual Tasting Giveaway kicking off on February 22nd! Connect with Grow Ensemble on Social:

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Feb. 18, 2021

#156 - How to Improve Employee Engagement By Building a Community Aro…

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in May 2019. You can find the full episode & show notes here: The most “engaged” employees do the most in their work. Engagement is what motivates an employee to personally...

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Feb. 16, 2021

#155 - Complete Ecosia Review: The Search Engine That Plants Trees Wi…

📄 🎬 So you’ve heard about the environmental impact of plastic pollution, meat consumption, and food waste, but do you know about the environmental impact of the internet? Alarmingly, our digital footprints aren’t as clean...

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Feb. 9, 2021

#153 - How to Reduce Recidivism Rates by Leveraging Entrepreneurship …

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in December 2019. You can find the full episode & show notes here: Almost 2.3 million people are in correctional facilities and 5 million formerly incarcerated people live in the United States....

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Feb. 4, 2021

#152 - Sustainable Economic Development: Saving Patagonia's Northern …

📄 🎬 Just shy of Antarctica, Patagonia proudly possesses grasslands, deserts, glacial fjords, and rainforests. Patagonia’s vast and remote nature doesn’t deter visitors. Instead, many flock to the edge of the continent to visit...

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Jan. 28, 2021

#150 - Social Enterprise Vs Nonprofit: The Real Differences With Raha…

📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in January 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes here: More than 1.5 million nonprofits operate in the United States, but they’re not the only organizations doing good! Social...

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Jan. 26, 2021

#149 - Carbon Offsetting: How & Why To Start Offsetting Your Everyday…

📄 🎬 How do you start your day? Unplug your phone, start the coffee maker, cook some breakfast, watch the news, maybe start some laundry? It’s often hard to connect the dots between these everyday actions and climate change....

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Jan. 21, 2021

#148 - The Best Winery in Oregon: A Certified B Corp Rooted in Family…

📄 🎬 Oregon’s most diverse wine growing region has been 200 million years in the making. Two-thirds of the wine made in Oregon is grown and bottled in a geologically rich area, nourished by a delicate balance of rain and …

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Jan. 19, 2021

#147 - The Best Winery in Oregon: A Certified B Corp Rooted in Family…

📄 🎬 Oregon’s most diverse winegrowing region has been 200 million years in the making. Two-thirds of the wine made in Oregon is grown and bottled in a geologically rich area, nourished by a delicate balance of rain and sun: …

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Jan. 7, 2021

#144 - Why Plastic Straws SUCK with Emma Rose Cohen, Founder & CEO of…

📄 🌍 🎬 In our first episode of 2021, we welcome Emma Rose Cohen to the podcast. Emma is the Founder & CEO of Final Straw. Final Straw creates reusable products that make reducing plastic a convenient and fun part …

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Dec. 29, 2020

#143 - How to Make a Difference in the World: Lessons Learned from Ou…

✏️ 🌍 🎬 📈 In episode two of this two-part series, CEO of Grow Ensemble and host of the podcast Cory is exploring and sharing the most impactful lessons learned on how to make a difference from our top 10 …

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Dec. 22, 2020

#142 - How to Make a Difference in the World: Lessons Learned from Ou…

✏️ 🌍 🎬 📈 In episode one of the two-part series, CEO of Grow Ensemble and host of the podcast Cory is exploring and sharing the most impactful lessons learned on how to make a difference from our top 10 …

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Dec. 17, 2020

#141 - What Could the Future of Schools Look Like? with Ted Dintersmi…

📄 🌍 🎬 In this episode, we welcome Ted Dintersmith. Ted is a film producer, author, and speaker on education and innovation. Ted founded the nonprofit What School Could Be after realizing that there was a gap in standard education...

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Dec. 15, 2020

#140 - How Tablas Creek Became the World's First Regenerative Organic…

In today's episode, we welcome Jordan Lonborg, viticulturist at Tablas Creek Vineyard for part two of our two-part series with the company. Tablas Creek Vineyard is all about making change in the world of planet-saving agriculture. They are the first...

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Dec. 4, 2020

#137 - Community Update: November 2020

✏️ 🌍 🎬 📈 In this episode, we bring you our Grow Ensemble Community Update for November 2020. If you haven’t seen one of these before and you are curious how they work, you can check out our last two …

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Dec. 1, 2020

#136 - Plastic Free Shampoo and Conditioner: A Revolution in Hair Car…

📄 🌍 🎬 Today, we welcome Dion Hughes and Nora Schaper, co-founders of plastic-free shampoo and conditioner brand HiBar. Founded in 2017 after a trip to Mexico where founder Dion saw entire beaches covered in plastic, HiBAR was created to...

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Nov. 24, 2020

#134 - How Conscious Consumerism can Empower Our Everyday Choices & S…

🌍 🎬 Today we welcome back Anders Ankarlid, Founder and CEO of A Good Company for part two of our series on conscious consumerism. If you missed the first one, A Good Company is a sustainable e-commerce marketplace on a …

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Nov. 19, 2020

#133 - How Conscious Consumerism can Empower Our Everyday Choices & S…

🌍 🎬 Today we welcome back Anders Ankarlid, Founder and CEO of A Good Company. A Good Company is on a mission to transform mindless consumption into conscious decisions. With sustainability and style at the forefront of what they do, …

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Nov. 17, 2020

#132 - How to Harness the Power of Storytelling for Positive Change …

📄 🌍 🎬 Today we welcome Paul Lynch, Founder and CEO of Cage Free Productions. Founded in 2006, Cage Free Productions seeks to unearth the stories of underdogs, visionaries, and changemakers, and use them to change minds. This and ...

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Nov. 10, 2020

#131 - Ethical Marketing: How to Amplify the Work of Better-for-the-W…

📄 🌍 🎬 In this episode, we're chatting with Sian Conway, Founder of #EthicalHour. #EthicalHour is the world’s first and largest online community dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs scale their businesses through ethical...

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Nov. 5, 2020

#130 - The Intersection of Sustainability & Social Justice in Busines…

📄 🌍 🎬 📈 Today, we're chatting with Leon Kaye, Executive Editor of TriplePundit. Reporting on the triple bottom line, TriplePundit is an online publication that shares stories on the intersection of social justice, sustainability, and...

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Nov. 3, 2020

#129 - Community Update: October 2020

✏️ 🌍 🎬 📈 In this episode, we bring you our third Grow Ensemble Community Update. If you haven’t seen one of these before and you are curious how they work, you can check out our first two from and …

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Oct. 27, 2020

#127 - How (& Why) to Go Zero Waste and Plastic-Free in the Bathroom,…

Description 📄 Full Blog Post & any Bonuses: 🌍 🎬 📈 For this episode, we've partnered up with sisters and co-founders of Plaine Products, Lindsey McCoy and Alison Webster to chat about the plastic-free movement, plastic...

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Oct. 20, 2020

#126 - What Is Corporate Accountability and How Is It Being Enforced?…

📄 🌍 🎬 📈 In this episode, we welcome Charity Ryerson to the show. Charity is the Executive Director and founder of the Corporate Accountability Lab. Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL) is a law firm with a mission to unleash the...

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Oct. 13, 2020

#124 - Community Update: September 2020

✏️ 🌍 🎬 📈 Welcome to our second Grow Ensemble Community Update. If you missed the first and you are curious how these work, feel free to check out our update from . With these updates, our primary goals are …

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Oct. 8, 2020

#123 - How to Divert Over 50,000 Plastic Bottles from Landfills While…

⭐️ 🌍 🎬 📈 This episode originally aired in March 2019. You can find full episode show notes here: In this episode, we welcomed Lindsey Mccoy to the show, CEO & Co-founder of Plaine Products. Plaine Products is a conscious...

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