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Ben & Jerry’s: A Business Built on Putting People First


Monday, April 19 at 9:00AM
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Closed Captions and Subtitles

This event will stream with English captions. For closed captioning in Spanish: go to Streamer.Center and log in with username: spanishcc, password: icecream

About this event

Ben & Jerry’s has become one of the most recognizable brands in the food industry. As the leading brand of packaged super-premium ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has scaled because of its goal to positively impact the lives of people all over the world.

From the first day in operation, Ben & Jerry’s has implemented policies and made purchasing decisions in order to address community inequities and these values have strengthened alongside the growth of the company.

In this dialogue, Milinda Ysasi, Grand Rapids City Commissioner and President of The Source will speak with Dave Rapaport, Global Social Mission Officer, about the role of business in addressing social inequities, dismantling systems of oppression, and fostering initiatives that create economic opportunity.

Rapaport joined Ben & Jerry’s in 2017 and has been a mission-driven activist for more than 30 years in the business, non-profit and government sectors. In his role, he is tasked with upholding the company’s commitment as a certified B Corp to being a force for good. Through the day-to-day impacts of their operations and value chain, using their influence to promote racial equity, and participating in campaigns to activate social change, Ben & Jerry’s is creating an economy that puts people first.

Continue the conversation at 4:00pm with the People First Economy team! A zoom link will be sent after you register. This event will only be available in English.

Scholarship applications available!

Ben & Jerry’s: Un negocio construido para poner a la Gente Primero

People First Economy da la bienvenida a Dave Rapaport, Oficial de Misión Social Global de Ben & Jerry’s.

Ben & Jerry’s se ha convertido en una de las marcas más reconocidas de la industria alimentaria. Como marca líder de helados super premium empaquetados, Ben & Jerry’s ha escalado gracias a su objetivo de impactar positivamente en la vida de personas alrededor del mundo.

Desde el primer día de operaciones, Ben & Jerry’s ha implementado políticas y tomado decisiones de compra con el fin de abordar las desigualdades de la comunidad y estos valores se han fortalecido junto con el crecimiento de la empresa.

En este diálogo, Milinda Ysasi, Comisionada de la Ciudad de Grand Rapids y presidenta de The Source, hablará con Rapaport sobre el papel de las empresas a la hora de abordar las desigualdades sociales y los sistemas que crean barreras para que todos los miembros de una comunidad prosperen.

Rapaport se unió a Ben & Jerry’s en 2017 y ha sido un activista impulsado por la causa durante más de 30 años en los sectores empresariales, sin ánimo de lucro y gubernamentales. En su puesto, tiene la tarea de mantener el compromiso de la empresa como B Corp certificada para ser una fuerza del bien. A través de los impactos diarios de sus operaciones y cadena de valores, utilizando su influencia para promover la equidad racial, y participando en campañas para activar el cambio social, Ben & Jerry’s está creando una economía que pone a las gente primero.

 

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