No Poverty

Dean Cycon (2013 Business for Peace Honouree, USA)

CEO , Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company

What is your company doing?

For over a decade we have used the Development Goals as guidelines for our work. We apply the relevant goals to production and distribution here at home and to relationships with each of our farmer partner communities in the ten Global South countries we source from. Our activities range from legal advocacy, direct development in health, education and income generation and ecology.

Why are you doing it?

Business is the largest engine of activity on the planet. Until businesses change their underlying foundational relationship with people, planet and economics, we as a species will be in constant peril as we pollute, destroy species and create unequal living conditions that lead to social unrest and lack of human fulfilment.

What is the impact?

The only real social change is at the personal level. All of our work has the underlying principle of empowerment and building self-esteem with the thousands of women, men and youth we work with around the globe. Our programs also result in measurable change in education, income, environmental and social conditions.

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