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Join hosts Toni Okamoto and Paul Shapiro as they talk with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Oct 1, 2019

Many of the people running plant-based and clean meat companies are vegetarians themselves who often have come out of the animal protection or environmental communities. 

Not Rody Hawkins. 

The man who brought you Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables and other notable products such as Slim Jim is now hoping you’ll buy his...


Sep 15, 2019

For a lot of people, when they walk by someone who’s homeless, their inclination may be to look the other way. One day for Jasmine Crowe, however, she not only didn’t look the other way; she saw a profitable business opportunity in helping connect the hungry with perfectly good food the rest of us are throwing...


Sep 1, 2019

Should employers really make their employees wait two weeks to get paid? You may not think it’s that important, but imagine if you had less than $400 in your bank account right now. You might start wondering why, in today’s digital age, you have to wait 14 days to get paid for work you did two weeks ago.

Well, our...


Aug 15, 2019

When Josh Tetrick in 2011 cofounded Hampton Creek, later renamed JUST, the idea of applying tech to food to solve public health and sustainability problems was just very far from many investors’ and would-be entrepreneurs’ minds. 

For Tetrick, however, there was an opportunity to create a profitable business that...


Aug 1, 2019

There are few people who know more about climate change than Columbia University’s Graciela Chichilnisky. Not only did she propose and design the carbon credits trading system under the Kyoto Protocol, she also was a lead author of the 2007 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the...