Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Our Future
Strategy. Partnership. Communication.

Businesses Doing Good (Online Registration)



Event to be held at the following time and date:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)


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From Sustainable to Flourishing Businesses and Communities

Today businesses are going beyond "sustainability" which reduces the ecological footprint, to "doing good" in the communities where they are based and in places where they offer their products or services. This is a movement toward flourishing businesses and communities.

This series of conference calls on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Central Time lifts up examples of business as an agent of community benefit. Dr. Glenn Barth, our host, will interview the guest in the first half of each conference call and then open the lines for callers to ask questions in the second half of these highly interactive one hour calls. 

Conference Call Number and PIN will be provided in Registration Confirmation.

Our guest on the October 19 Conference Call is Jonathan Halperin of Greyston Bakery. The interview topic is "Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery and Beyond". 

Greyston Bakery has been working at the intersection of social inclusion and business innovation for 35 years. Open Hiring is its proven and transformative business practice now being adopted by small as well as multinational companies.Today, Greyston produces 35,000 lbs. of brownies every day for Ben & Jerry’s.



Jonathan Halperin serves as the Head of External Affairs at Greyston—with responsibility for communications, development and digital assets. He is founder and President of Designing Sustainability, a strategy consultancy.  He has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit and commercial organizations such as SustainAbility, Ltd., Resources for the Future, and FYI Resources for a Changing World.

In collaboration with international executives, nonprofit leaders, public officials and creative media producers he designs and executes projects to drive systemic changes in thinking and behavior.  Recent projects include research and design of communications on agricultural risk with The World Bank, creation of with Participant Media to dispel myths about hunger in America, and design of TeachFood! at Mundo Verde PCS which brings celebrity chefs to an inner city school in Washington, DC.

He serves as a trusted source for journalists, a regular public speaker, meeting facilitator, panel moderator, writer and diplomatically disruptive provocateur.  He is a graduate of Duke University and lives with his two young children near Washington, DC.

Upcoming Interviews in the Businesses Doing Good series:

November 16: Pablo Guevara of Epoch Pi in Cleveland on the topic of "Purposeful Investing."

December 21: Guest in process of responding.

January 18: Paul Turek and Brett Struwe of Caribou Coffee on the topic of "Rainforest Alliance Certification."

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We hope you can make it! Glenn Barth, GoodCities GoodCities


We needed an outside perspective on working with leading corporations and turned to Jonathan to assess our approach, refine our strategy, facilitate internal roll-out and help us execute. He helped us to think big, see new opportunities, reshape our communications and engage internal stakeholders. His counsel and ongoing support has been constructively provocative. Jonathan’s strategic thinking is keen and his facilitation skills are superior; he drills quickly to the underlying issues with a deft combination of determination and diplomacy.

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