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Join host Paul Shapiro as he talks 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 15, 2020

This is a special episode, because the guest holds many interesting titles for our purposes: Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant Based on a Budget, a successful author, the creator and former co-host of this podcast, and...she happens also to be my wife. And Toni has a new book coming out! This is her third...


Aug 15, 2020

Normally on Business for Good, we focus on companies using innovative commerce to solve serious social problems. In this episode though, we’re focusing on a less traditional type of business: the life of a solo-preneuer. That’s to say, the life of a business person who isn’t trying to build a team and grow into a...


Aug 1, 2020

Maybe you own some things from Goodwill or at least have donated unwanted items to them. But when you think of Goodwill, what comes to your mind? 

Maybe you think it’s just a chain of thrift stores selling used goods. Turns out, not true. Goodwill is actually a nonprofit organization focused on helping the homeless...


Jul 15, 2020

Oftentimes when Westerners think of India, we tend to think of it as a land of vegetarians. It’s true that India has given the world some pretty awesome vegetarian food, and it’s also true that per person meat consumption is low in India relative to America. But the hard truth remains: the majority of Indians are...


Jul 1, 2020

There are few people with more credible voices on police reform than Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. 

As you’ll hear in the interview, Adams talks about how his experience of being beaten by the police while in custody as a black teenager led to him become a police officer himself for two decades, and then...