Reinventing the way, with Renée Elliott

Renée Elliott is the founder of Planet Organic,  the UK's largest fully certified organic supermarket, and co-founder of Beluga Bean, a coaching business set up to support women setting up their own.

Speaking to Renée it became so clear that Planet Organic was been built on a strong set of values right from the beginning. Shaped by Renée’s determination to do things differently, it has become a discovery hub for early-stage food start-ups who are equally committed to having positive impact.

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Being innocent, with Dan Germain

Everything Dan speaks about is rooted in the idea of business 'being human'. His advice to fledging entrepreneurs: do a bit of soul searching, know your values, know what drives you, and make sure you’re building towards this vision with a team who feel the same. Creatively, think about what encourages other people to share stories, use a tone of voice that's natural to you, and when someone demonstrates relentless energy towards and idea, give them a chance to explore it. Energy is everything.

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Impact investing, with Alex Pitt

Mustard Seed is an investment firm investing in founders driven to make a difference. They back founders who (much like us), passionately believe that business can, and should be, a force for good. 

They have a unique ‘lock-step’ investment lens, which ensures that the Fund only backs businesses whose core product or service is inherently beneficial to society. Here, we speak to co-founder Alex Pitt, who offers us an insight into the organisation and explains how their people-focused approach to investing in companies drives outcomes.

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