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173. Eco-Friendly B Corps, Dropping Disposables and Building a More Equitable World for All | Carinne Chambers-Saini

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Carinne Chambers-Saini (@carinnechambers) is the founder and CEO of DivaCup, an eco-tech startup focused on making feminine health more sustainable. She’s been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of The Year for Sustainable Products and Services, been recognized as one of Canada’s 40 under 40, and her company, Diva has ranked 138 on the 2018 GROWTH 500 list and 103 on the 2017 PROFIT 500 list, along with being recognized as one of Waterloo’s Top Employers for 2019.

 

 

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How to design more eco-friendly products and businesses
  • Why packaged goods and disposables are ruining our world
  • Advantages of self-funding startups
  • Why funding’s harder for female founders
  • Ways Carinne would improve the education system
  • The benefits of building a certified B Corp
  • Why businesses need to be the ones to drive a better world
  • How to build better triple-bottom-line businesses (here’s a free guide for founders)
  • The reason Carinne’s more-than-worried about screen time for her kids
  • Why social media is such a powerful force for good, and bad
  • How DivaCup is addressing inequality in a big way
  • What does the future of jobs look like
  • Why focus trumps everything for founders and success
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