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240: How Ethical Businesses Are Changing the World With Thrive Market Founder Nick Green

How Ethical Businesses Are Changing the World With Thrive Market Founder Nick Green

Today I have the pleasure of talking to a friend and someone I highly respect to go deep on things like ethical business and how we can all help change the future for the next generation. I’m here with Nick Green, who is the co-founder and CEO of Thrive Market, which you all have heard me talk about plenty of times before. What you may not know is that in addition to making healthy food and sustainable products more accessible, Thrive Market (thanks in large part to Nick) makes it their mission to have a positive social impact in everything they do.

We’ll talk about Thrive Market’s giving initiatives, why they have such a deep dedication to helping families and communities, and how the creation of socially conscious companies has the power to transform our world for the better.

Episode Highlights With Nick Green

  • How Nick and his co-founder came up with the idea for Thrive Market and got the business started
  • Why their first ideas didn’t work, and how they found the model that did
  • The retailer that will soon pass Whole Foods for selling the most organic produce (it may surprise you!)
  • Thrive Market’s standards for their private label brands and how they save consumers so much money
  • Advances in sustainable, non-toxic food packaging and how Thrive Market is leading the pack
  • Thrive Market vs. Amazon packaging and the difference it can make for the environment
  • How Nick made it a priority to create zero waste fulfillment centers
  • What the Thrive Gives program does to make sure every family has access to healthy food, regardless of income level
  • How they vet their products to protect against greenwashing
  • And more!

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