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Plum Organics is a certified B Corp and benefit corporation that makes nutritious, organic baby food. About a year ago, Plum was acquired by Campbell's Soup Co., joining a long list of sustainably-minded companies who have been acquired by larger, publicly-traded corporations.
The level of transparency and commitment to sustainability that being structured as a benefit corporation entails is difficult to translate to a publicly-traded company -- regardless of that company's own commitments. But according to Plum and Campbell's, the acquisition is going well and will ultimately enhance the sustainability of both companies.
I sat down with Plum's co-founder, Neil Grimmer and Campbell's VP of CSR and Sustainability, Dave Stangis at SOCAP14 a few weeks back to discuss...
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.
TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.