[30] CoGo: Ethical Consumption – who’s responsibility is it anyway?

[30] CoGo: Ethical Consumption – who’s responsibility is it anyway?

CoGo began life as a grassroots scheme in New Zealand where cafes and shops could put stickers in their window to show their allegiance to different ethical causes. Today the app helps customers shop in line with their values, and uses big data to provide a business case to encourage corporations to become more ethical and sustainable.

Every business and consumer has their own set of ethical priorities – CoGo brings everyone’s views together to paint a picture of the most pressing issues and what consumers and businesses are doing about them.

Using the app can help you find more businesses that align to your values and use your voice for change through your everyday spending.

In today’s episode, Ben Gleisner, CEO of CoGo, joins me to discuss ethical consumerism, the attitude/behaviour gap and how we can create change on a bigger scale.

Find out more and download CoGo in the App Store or Google Play: https://cogo.co/

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Gathering – a festival ‘beyond hedonism’ powered by wind, sun and people.

Four days of low impact living in an area of outstanding beauty… every nook and corner bursting with music, comedy, creativity, campaigns and natural abundance.

Intimate solar stages showcase up-and-coming acts, legendary festival favourites, DJs, poets, activist comedians and spellbinding raconteurs.

Share wisdom and skills; find friends old and new; weave, weld and tell stories.

Have a party… then wake up and put the world to rights!

Take the festival spirit home with you.

1st-4th August 2019 in wooded splendour on the Welsh border just 18 miles from Bristol.

Be inspired. Make change. Go to greengathering.org.uk

If you’re interested in starting or growing a business with purpose, you can access tailored training, advice and support inside the #EthicalHour community: ethicalhour.co.uk/our-community/

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