“Jeff Furman’s passion for making business a force for good in the world is inspiring and contagious. Brad’s Edmondson’s extensive research puts the story in perspective. Ice Cream Social is a compelling rendition of this remarkable story. My students loved their presentation.” –Dana Radcliffe. Day Family Senior Lecturer of Business Ethics, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
“The Ben & Jerry’s story is worthy and timely. Thanks for your insightful talk.” –Dan Goetsch, Chair of Net Impact Chapter, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
Ice Cream Social is about the movement to give corporations a social conscience. The book is aimed at general readers and requires no prior knowledge of the field. It introduces many key concepts from the movement, and it explains how these ideas have changed over the last 35 years.
Author Brad Edmondson has put together some discussion topics for book groups and teachers who want to dig deeper into important concepts like the triple bottom line, shareholder value vs. stakeholder value, fair trade, and more. Please download a copy and let him know what you think.
If you’re a teacher, you can also ask Berrett Koehler to send you a complimentary desk copy of the book.
Brad has given dozens of keynote presentations about demographic trends and social change at national meetings of such groups as Head Start, Honda, and The Private Label Manufacturers Association. He is also a dynamic small-group leader who enjoys nurturing discussions and following them wherever they lead. More information here.
Jeff Furman, Chairman of the Board of Ben & Jerry’s, has recently spoken at The University of Michigan, The United States Senate, The World Bank, and the Fourth Annual Healthiest Communities Summit in Keene, New Hampshire. His topics include reflections on his 36-year career at Ben & Jerry’s, the role of multinational corporations, the importance of paying a living wage, and other aspects of running a socially responsible company with progressive values.
In addition to his work on the board of Ben & Jerry’s, Jeff is also on the board of directors of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and the Oakland Institute. He is also one of the principals at Social Ventures, Inc. which works with social justice programs in Tompkins County, New York. More information here.
Brad and Jeff are available for speaking engagements. Contact Brad for more information.