10 Keys to Eco-Entrepreneurship

Eco-Entrepreneurship

10 Keys to ECO-Entrepreneurship

Jeff Golfman

From the 2017 Enlightened Capitalist Summit

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10 Keys to ECO-Entrepreneurship

Highlights:

  • How to achieve complete transparency in a business
  • Walking the walk and no greenwash—what it means to be an eco-entrepreneur
  • How to secure money for start ups and small businesses
  • How to assemble a great team and choosing the right board of directors, investors and management team
  • Defining “opportunity” and how to recognize and capitalize when opportunity presents itself
 
Jeff Golfman

Jeff Golfman

Founder and President of The Raw Office

Jeff is the Founder and President of The Raw Office which is a new boot strap startup online drop ship re-seller of more than 75,000 eco-friendly office supplies for consumers and businesses (www.therawoffice.com).

Jeff was the Co-Founder and Past President of Prairie Paper Inc. which is active in the research, development, and sales of recycled agricultural straw fibres into tree-free paper. It’s 80% wheat straw based Step Forward Paper™ is available at Staples, Office Max and other distribution channels across Canada and the USA (goo.gl/6E7cWN).

Jeff is an eco-entrepreneur who began his career in this area 25 years ago when he started Winnipeg’s Blue Box curbside recycling program in 1990. Jeff has successfully started and exited 3 small startups and has spectacularly failed at 2 others. Jeff graduated with an Honors degree from the Ivey School of Business.

An active philanthropist, Jeff founded Green Kids Inc., an environmental education touring theatre charity for Children, which has inspired over 1.5 million students in over one thousand schools, since 1991. He has served as the volunteer President of Green Kids for the last 24 years (www.greenkids.com).

Recognition for his contributions to creating a better world include: The 3M Environmental Innovation Award, The Federal Business Development Bank’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, The Sustainable Development Award of Excellence, The Globe Award for Environmental Excellence, The Canadian Printing Award, The Brightlane Entrepreneur Award and the Giving Back Award.

Jeff has been featured in hundreds of media channels including: Time, Fortune, Forbes, Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, and the Financial Post.

Jeff is an active video blogger and wrote the book The Cool Vegetarian, which includes a foreword by Actor Woody Harrelson. Jeff’s blog The Cool Vegetarian provides free inspiration and lifestyle tools on how to live in a healthier more sustainable way. With over 300 videos of experts and his own rants, The Cool Vegetarian site has become a popular destination for vegetarians and vegans in 160+ countries with over 4 million video views (www.thecoolvegetarian.com).


By carolwain

Carol Wain is the founder and leader of many brands which help leaders to create more profitable businesses that transform lives and positively impact our planet. She is an author, speaker, trusted advisor and mentor who won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.

Carol is passionate about reinventing business to become a force for good — positive businesses which respect, appreciate, encourage and support the right employees who voluntarily use their discretionary effort to bring the vision, purpose, platform, personality, passion and core values to life; businesses which create useful, meaningful and valuable products, services and experiences which improve the lives of people; and businesses which support communities, take a stand and have a higher purpose.

For more information visit CarolWain.com, EnlightenedCapitalist.org, and WorldIncentiveNetwork.com

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