India's First B Corp: Tech to Connect Supply Chains and Smallholder Farms

In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first certified B Corp, eKutir Global, is shaping that tide. What started as a vision to empower small farmers and shareholders with tech solutions for planting, selling, and connecting has developed into a tool used by big name corporations to increase efficiency and directly connect with their supply chains.

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Why I Quit Working on Abusive Film Sets - and What I'm Doing to Reframe the Industry

From Volunteer Film Crew Member to Inclusive Production House Owner

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As an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and community movement-maker, Greg Hemmings is a global thought leader in the area of positive social impact filmmaking. Greg’s focus is on how companies can inspire positive change by investing in social impact films and at the same time, increase brand trust in the market.

His commitment for positive social change has taken him and his team to all corners of the globe to tell global stories to inspire local change and local stories to inspire global change. His company, Hemmings House, is a certified B-Corporation and employs 12 full-time change-makers who feverishly produce filmed content that makes a difference. Hemmings House has been producing film content for the brand marketing and global broadcast industries for almost a decade. They have also created a process that engages social community and brand stakeholders in the film story experience helping to accelerate social movements that matter to them.

Their TV series’ and documentaries have been sold to over 60 broadcasters around the world, and they have helped connect customers to brands with aligned values by helping tell authentic stories that build trust.

Greg is a member of the Order of the Wallace McCain Institute and a graduate of the Wallace McCain Institute’s Entrepreneur Leadership Program. He has also furthered his training with the National Screen Institute for their Global Television Marketing Program in Winnipeg and Cannes France, as well as the North American Media Executive Leadership Program in Banff.

Greg has won multiple awards internationally and regionally including the prestigious Royal Common Wealth Society’s Vision Film Award in London England. 

Greg is also a mentor, public speaker, podcaster, writer, adventurer, musician…and most importantly a dad and husband.

greg@hemmingshouse.com
www.greghemmngs.me
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Blog Medium.com/@greghemmings

evox B Corp Impact Assessment

evox is a proud member of the certified B Corp community. 

Our guiding principals, from the way we founded our business to the way we treat suppliers, creative collaborators, service agencies, providers, and, most importantly, YOU, our family of community members, comes from a place of authenticity and commitment to a QUADRUPLE BOTTOM LINE (people, planet, profit, and purpose). We believe fully in the saying that you can do well while doing good.

The Declaration of Interdependence from the B Corp movement sums it up nicely:

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Businessman using connected app with symbols on mobile phone
02/05/2018
In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first... read more
Various movie reels, projectors, phonographs, etc
10/19/2017
From Volunteer Film Crew Member to Inclusive Production House Owner It was early winter of 1998 when I heard that a Hollywood feature film was going to be shot in my hometown of Saint... read more
Red B the change B Corp logo
08/18/2017
evox is a proud member of the certified B Corp community.  Our guiding principals, from the way we founded our business to the way we treat suppliers, creative collaborators, service agencies... read more
Businessman using connected app with symbols on mobile phone
02/05/2018
In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first... read more
Various movie reels, projectors, phonographs, etc
10/19/2017
From Volunteer Film Crew Member to Inclusive Production House Owner It was early winter of 1998 when I heard that a Hollywood feature film was going to be shot in my hometown of Saint... read more
Red B the change B Corp logo
08/18/2017
evox is a proud member of the certified B Corp community.  Our guiding principals, from the way we founded our business to the way we treat suppliers, creative collaborators, service agencies... read more