Green Elephant Show from Gydeline
Green Elephant Show from Gydeline
B Corp Month 2021 Interview - Jacinta Gulasekharam & Miranda Hitchings from Dignity NZ
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Hello and welcome to our special series of Green Elephant interviews during March 2021, supporting the annual B Corps month.

B Corporations, or B Corps for short, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose

Throughout March, we are chatting with key people in companies which have chosen to certify as B Corps and become a Force for Good.

00:32 Interview with Jacinta Gulasekharam & Miranda Hitchings from Dignity NZ

  • 01:08 This Winter Morning or Summer Evening
  • 01:32 Impatient Impact Driven Entrepreneur
  • 02:34 A law passed?
  • 03:12 Lucky in New Zealand
  • 03:30 How is impatience to deal with?
  • 04:15 Speed of becoming a B Corp
  • 05:03 A B Corp at heart
  • 05:44 What does being a B Corp bring to Dignity?
  • 06:47 How big a challenge to certify?
  • 08:35 How does your “Buy one, give one” service work?
  • 10:08 Duel benefits
  • 10:50 Period poverty?
  • 12:21 Selling period products to White male-dominated companies 
  • 14:19 Challenging conversations?
  • 20:20 Truly sustainable products
  • 21:47 Certification Process
  • 22:30 Areas for improvement?

23:11 Recommendation

00:00 Fact or Fake

  1. You have to boil a menstrual after each use? (FAKE)
    1. Do each use but at end of cycle (FACT)
  2. It costs a person 5000NZD to but period products during their lifetime (FAKE)
    1. It costs a person 15000NZD to but period products during their lifetime
  3. You can compost your organic cotton pads and tampons (FACT)
  4. Period product manufacturers do not legally have to share their ingredients (FACT)
  5. The average woman will use 8000 disposable period products in their lifetime (FAKE)
    1. The average woman will use 15000 disposable period products in their lifetime (FACT)
  6. 1 in 10 girls aged 14 to 21 can’t afford menstrual products (FAKE)
    1. 3 in 10 girls aged 14 to 21 can’t afford menstrual products (FACT)

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We really hope that you’ve found this special B Corp Month episode both informative and entertaining. Make sure you don’t miss any of the 31 interviews with B Corporations who are striving to be a Force for Good.