Can business be a force for good?

Can capitalism solve the problems of capitalism? Can business be a force for good? Two pioneers of socially responsible business hold a public conversation and offer their experiences and views on these and other topics with The Vermont Conversation host David Goodman.This is an edited version of a Vermont Town Hall public conversation held on Sept. 26, 2014, at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, Vt.

Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generation and Sustain Condoms

Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine and Rambler’s Way Farm

Jeffrey and Meika Hollender, SRB pioneers, 11-20-13


Jeffrey Hollender, social biz pioneer and founder of Seventh Generation, and his daughter Meika Hollender talk about their new business venture: sustainable fair trade condoms, along with the challenges and opportunities of starting a family business. We also talk with Andrea Cohen and … Continue reading

What is Victoria’s dirty secret?; Jeffrey Hollender, 2/6/2013

What is Victoria’s dirty secret? We discuss the global campaign to get toxins out of clothing with John Deans, director of Greenpeace Detox Fashion campaign. Greenpeace recently got Victoria‘s Secret (as well as Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, and 14 major global clothing brands) to remove toxins from their clothes.  In the second half of the show I talk with Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generation, co-chair of Greenpeace and a pioneer in sustainable business, about his second act after parting ways with the company he founded. He reveals his plans to launch a new company later this year, one that embodies the highest principles of social justice, equality, and transparency.