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Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco founded sustainable fashion brand, époque évolution. They joined Jonathan in this week’s episode of Conquer The Noise and the three talked through how there’s not one clear cut answer to the perfect sustainable solution. They describe their business as responsible instead of sustainable as they embrace the imperfectness and apply responsible decision […]

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We are very excited to have the founders of goodr on this week’s episode of Conquer The Noise. Jonathan speaks with Stephen Lease and Ben Abell, who have known each other since high school. The conversation opens around partnerships. Both goodr and Unconquered were founded by co-founders and they talk about strategies to keep the […]

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Many believe CSR is a strategy only implemented by large corporations who are able to give back to society in big ways – monetarily or through action. Over the course of interviewing a diverse group of leaders in business and sustainability, we learned that starting off with small increments and establishing a core set of […]

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Jennifer Hoyer is the Global Director of Cause Marketing at The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world thanks to more than a million members and […]

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This week’s episode with Rita Katona, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of So Good So You, is full of insights any business leader can learn from. The conversation kicks off talking about their recent capital investment of $14.5 million from Prelude Growth Capital and how they’ve grown 380% in the past 3 months. Rita speaks […]

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Final was founded in 2017 by Emma Rose Cohen after a successful Kickstarter campaign for their first product, Final Straw. Cohen wanted to make sustainability sexy and convenient through a design forward approach while bucking the stigma that environmentalism has to be a “hippie thing”.  Jonathan and Emma talk about what inspired her to start […]

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Karen Schnelwar, VP, Global Brand Strategy and Marketing of OXO, known for innovative kitchen and home goods, joins us for this week’s episode. She has been a strategist for 20 years and now combines her experience in strategy with marketing as a leader of OXO’s marketing. Empathy is a big theme in this episode. They […]

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Jonathan speaks with Sid Sharma, co-founder of Wild Kombucha, a Baltimore based kombucha company in this week’s episode. The two talk about how COVID has affected business and what they are doing to pivot in a time when sales are down and staff has thinned out. Sid also speaks to their partnership with the Chesapeake […]

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Jenni Tilton-Flood joined us this week to talk about life as a dairy farmer and being a part of the Cabot Creamery co-op. “For me as a dairy farmer and member of Cabot Cream co-op, it means our farm is an owner. We are one of 800+ farm families that own Cabot. It provides us […]

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Anne Marisic, Head of Marketing and Events at Maine Beer Co. and Jonathan dig into the founding story of the company and how their slogan, “Do What’s Right.” is at the heart of everything they do. They have been a part of 1% For The Planet since the company began in 2008. “We’ll take care […]

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Oliver Tomalin founded The Love Brand & Co. ten years ago with sustainability and impact in mind. He connected with Jonathan from his home in the UK, where his business is based, to talk about early inspiration and how he found his passion for elephant conservation. A trained architect, Oliver designs the clothing and retail […]

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Janie Heuck is the managing director at Brooks Winery in Willamette Valley, Oregon and began her winemaking journey after taking over her brother’s winery in 2004 when he suddenly passed away. Jonathan and Janie speak about the evolution Brooks Winery has taken and how the sudden loss of her brother has caused her to place […]

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In this episode Jonathan speaks with Kat Nouri, founder of Stasher Bag, a maker of reusable silicone bags. Jonathan and Kat had a very energetic conversation that explored how her cultural background combined with a focus on food and health helped her become an inventor and entrepreneur. The conversation weaved in and out of sustainability […]

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Mark Abrials, CMO of Avocado Mattress, talks with Jonathan Hanson, Chief Creative Officer at Unconquered, about his role at Avocado Mattress and how they are creating non-toxic, organic healthy mattresses using natural materials that they believe are better for you and for the planet. With 20 years of marketing experience, including founding his own agency, […]

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Robert Koenen, CMO of Boxed Water, and Jonathan get to the heart of brand values and talk through how they can ripple through a business in the form of give back programs, decision making and how customers relate to your brand in this week’s episode. A former executive at Timberland, Hushpuppies and UGG, Robert speaks […]

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In this episode, Jonathan speaks with Liz Miller, director of marketing at Divine Chocolate about how her early experiences in life set her up to give back and think beyond herself. Her work at Divine Chocolate is all about supporting the farmers that own the brand which has taken big strides in defining the different […]

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Conquer the Noise is a podcast channel dedicated to telling stories of outstanding ideas and people who have found their way amongst the chatter.   The first series, Cultivating Purpose and Passion in Business, is in collaboration with 1% For The Planet and explores how to create a greater impact on your business and community by […]

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