Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Olya Harris | Floral Designer

The floral industry is notoriously bad for the environment. We’re trying to reduce that impact and choose more sustainable options. First, we don’t use any floral foam. That green stuff you see all the time in arrangements is actually made from plastic and ends up in the landfill breaking down into micro-plastics and releasing carcinogens into the air. We also wrap our flowers in compostable material instead of plastic. Another way we’re trying to help is by using locally grown flowers wherever possible – cutting down on the total amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere from your arrangement or event. Read more>>

Filipe Macedo | CMO & Co-Founder at Talent Protocol

I’m building Talent Protocol becauseI believe talent is abundant. Most companies and startups are struggling with hiring, that’s a fact. But in my opinion, the real problem we face is lack of visibility and opportunity, not lack of talent. There’s a lot of undiscovered talent out there who couldn’t go through a proper education or who didn’t grow up in the right place. Read more>>

Megan Gill | Actor & Owner of Megan Transcribes

Megan Transcribes is an innovative transcription company that works with underrepresented podcast hosts to build a fully accessible community for their show. Though my business, I am paving a new way for accessibility in podcasting. Inclusivity to different human beings and the various ways we all learn is important to me as well. Read more>>