In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Charlene Tan from Good Food Community about her journey to build the Good Food Community platform in Manila, where she aims to make local communities sustainable by connecting organic farmers and “enlightened citizens” in a program called Community Shared Agriculture.
A business model that has been in place for many years in the United States, and Europe, she sees farmers benefiting by having the safety net of stable demand while citizens get shares of the harvest every week.
Working with more than 20 farmers, Charlene and I speak about the progress she has made to date, the challenges she is facing in scaling the organization, and the need to be process focused throughout.
It is a great interview that is educational, inspirational, and practical!
About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.
It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action.
To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.
Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.