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Goin’ To Tucson

The Tucson Festival of Books is gi-normous, and this year it’s pondering socially conscious ice cream.  This annual event will draw more than 100,000 people to the University of Arizona campus on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15. Everyone who goes loves to read and share what they’re reading. If that describes you, and…

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How to Sell Ice Cream In Winter

Ben & Jerry’s is interesting because it zigs when most other companies zag. You might think that an ice cream business based in Vermont would just forget about selling in the winter. But they never have, and on February 28, 2015, they’ll zig at their thirteenth annual Winterfest. The festival, at the factory in Waterbury,…

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Paul Polman at Net Impact 2014

Paul Polman, CEO Of Unilever, says it is “too late to be cynical” about the world’s future.  Responding to a question from journalist Joel Makower at the 2014 Net Impact conference in Minneapolis on November 7, Polman explained that climate change, global income inequality, and other problems have become so acute that inaction is no…

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Ice Cream Social at Net Impact 2014

Brad is teaming up with Mark Milstein, director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, to teach a workshop at the 2014 Net Impact conference in Minneapolis on Friday, November 7 at 1pm.  The session is a pilot for a business case study they are writing for graduate-level…

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Twin Cities Ice Cream Social

On November 5, Brad will tell the Ben & Jerry’s story at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota. Eric Utne, founding editor and publisher of The Utne Reader, will introduce him and participate in the discussion. The event begins at 7pm, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by an…

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Talking Ben & Jerry’s In Vermont, Oct. 9

Brad will be telling the Ben & Jerry’s story at the place where it all began — Burlington, Vermont, on Thursday, October 9. Champlain College’s “Speaking From Experience” lecture series brings entrepreneurs and business people to campus to share real-world stories. The event is free and open to the public.  Rob Michalak, Ben & Jerry’s Director of Social Mission, will also attend to talk about the evolving relationship between Ben & Jerry’s and its owner, Unilever; how Ben & Jerry’s is extending its way of doing business to its overseas operations, and also to other divisions of Unilever; and more.  Rob will also bring enough Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…

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ACT SUNDAY: We All Scream for Ice Caps

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people will loudly demand climate justice while marching through the streets of Manhattan. You could be one of them. Find your ride here. Ben & Jerry’s has been raising awareness about climate change since 2005 with the tagline, “It It’s Melted, It’s Ruined.”  But raising awareness is no longer…

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