Union Banking and Progressive Ice Cream: Ben and Jerry & Keith Mestrich
A bank founded by a garment workers union, and a global ice cream company founded by a couple of hippies from Brooklyn.
Keith Mestrich, the president and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, talks about running a big bank with a social justice mission.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream talk about Bernie Sanders and progressive business principles—do they exist? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a gas station ice cream parlor into a global phenomenon in Bernie Sanders’ town of Burlington. Since then they have modeled what a progressive, and massively successful, business can look like. They have also been outspoken and active on a number of issues and it's no surprise they’re going all out for Bernie Sanders for president. They’ve even made a Bernie ice cream. A
The program also includes a commentary from Laura on the rise of automation—is it the end of human connection?