Lauren Bush Lauren, the co-founder of FEED, shares resonant and important insights about building a powerhouse brand focused on the fight against hunger. In less than a decade, FEED has donated over 95 million meals to underserved communities across the globe. In 2014, Lauren was named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and one of Crain’s 40 Under 40.
Lauren founded the socially-conscious accessories and apparel company in 2007 after traveling the world as a World Food Programme (WFP) Honorary Spokesperson. On her travels, she witnessed the effects of hunger firsthand and was inspired to help fight malnutrition for youth around the world. Founded on the belief that people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world, FEED has built a global movement connecting their customers to the cause. Every one of FEED’s products has a number stamped on it that signifies the number of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase, creating products that engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way.
Throughout this in-depth discussion, Lauren illuminates the link between entrepreneurship and social responsibility, revealing the entrepreneurial tools needed to develop a mission-driven business that works to fuel philanthropic change — and encouraging us to unlock our own limitless potential to spark global change.
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