Community

Dreamers need to stick together.
— Tomorrowland
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

This is one reason Applied Ideals invests so much time searching the world for dreamers improving the world.

We’re connecting a global community.

In just the past few months, we’ve had deep conversations with social enterprise leaders from the US, China, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and India. (This is a    Fuller map   .)

In just the past few months, we’ve had deep conversations with social enterprise leaders from the US, China, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and India. (This is a Fuller map.)

We look for social enterprise leaders addressing any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Below are just a few people we’ve had long (sometimes very long) conversations with in the past few months.

Their inclusion here does not indicate they officially endorse Applied Ideals.

We include them to:

  • Show how we invest our time

  • Encourage you to explore their projects

  • Indicate the kinds of people we could introduce you to

What kinds of people do you want to meet? Let us know. We’ll keep an eye out for you.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
— Jim Rohn

Gabe Rissman, Co-Founder, President of Stake

Stake helps shareholders, like you, petition funds and companies to improve their social and environmental impact.    Learn more   .

Stake helps shareholders, like you, petition funds and companies to improve their social and environmental impact. Learn more.

1Earth Institute Inc is a global Indigenous-Western partnership. We stand for the merging of two distinct bodies of knowledge: Indigenous traditional knowledge with sustainability and innovation.    Learn more   .

1Earth Institute Inc is a global Indigenous-Western partnership. We stand for the merging of two distinct bodies of knowledge: Indigenous traditional knowledge with sustainability and innovation. Learn more.

Shrushti Runwal, Venture and Fellowship Representative Of Ashoka Innovators for the public

Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker. Together, we collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of society.    Learn more   .

Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker. Together, we collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of society. Learn more.

Christie Peacock, Founder and Chairman of Sidai Africa

Sidai Africa is a social enterprise in Kenya. The company has over 100 franchised Livestock Service Centres. Each franchise provides quality livestock and veterinary services to pastoralists and farmers.    Learn more   .

Sidai Africa is a social enterprise in Kenya. The company has over 100 franchised Livestock Service Centres. Each franchise provides quality livestock and veterinary services to pastoralists and farmers. Learn more.

Higher Grounds Trading Company is one special coffee roaster. They are Fair Trade Certified™, a registered B Corporation, and donate 1% of sales to their on the ground partner nonprofit.    Learn more.

Higher Grounds Trading Company is one special coffee roaster. They are Fair Trade Certified™, a registered B Corporation, and donate 1% of sales to their on the ground partner nonprofit. Learn more.

The state of Indiana is one of the worst carbon emitters in the United States. Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light’s mission is to bring, “Hoosiers of faith together as stewards of creation to promote renewable energy, energy conservation, and energy efficiency, as a faith response to climate change.”    Learn more   .

The state of Indiana is one of the worst carbon emitters in the United States. Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light’s mission is to bring, “Hoosiers of faith together as stewards of creation to promote renewable energy, energy conservation, and energy efficiency, as a faith response to climate change.” Learn more.

The Genius is Common™ movement is about tearing down the Berlin Wall of the word genius. Genius is Common™ means that all beings have a genius in them. Genius manifests itself through each being’s own unique way of expressing their passion, be it their profession, their art, their talent.    Learn more   .

The Genius is Common™ movement is about tearing down the Berlin Wall of the word genius. Genius is Common™ means that all beings have a genius in them. Genius manifests itself through each being’s own unique way of expressing their passion, be it their profession, their art, their talent. Learn more.

Travis Hellstrom, Managing Partner of Advance Humanity, Founder of 100 Optimists

We help optimists change the world. This includes entrepreneurs, social businesses and nonprofits who are making the world a better place. Advance Humanity is a registered B Corporation.    Learn more   .

We help optimists change the world. This includes entrepreneurs, social businesses and nonprofits who are making the world a better place. Advance Humanity is a registered B Corporation. Learn more.

Third Sun Solar has been designing and installing clean energy solutions for residential and commercial clients across the Midwest since 2000. They are a registered B Corporation.    Learn more   .

Third Sun Solar has been designing and installing clean energy solutions for residential and commercial clients across the Midwest since 2000. They are a registered B Corporation. Learn more.

Footprint to Wings Inc (“FP2W”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit launching a race to be the first net-zero carbon state in the United States of America. The first state to achieve a net zero carbon economy – with the best quality of life – wins.    Learn more   .

Footprint to Wings Inc (“FP2W”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit launching a race to be the first net-zero carbon state in the United States of America. The first state to achieve a net zero carbon economy – with the best quality of life – wins. Learn more.