In episode 187 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Journalist and Author, Esha Chhabra, on her new book, Working to Restore, and exploring the use cases of regenerative and restorative companies across nine industries.
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With over a decade of experience as a dedicated writer and journalist, Esha has been passionately immersed in the realms of global development, the environment, and business.
Her insightful contributions have been featured in the New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Wired, and more.
Beyond merely scratching the surface, Esha delves deep into the heart of the matter, untangling the web of greenwashing to determine whether companies are truly driving progress.
Her work has garnered support from institutions like the UN Foundation and the Pulitzer Center in Washington, DC.
Esha holds degrees from both Georgetown University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
About Working to Restore
Step into the world of regenerative landscapes, where visionary entrepreneurs wield their businesses as powerful tools for transformative change, transcending the boundaries of sustainability to address pressing social and environmental challenges.
As the veil of capitalism is lifted, exposing the uncomfortable truth of its historical practices, characterized by the extraction of resources from distant corners of the world and ceaseless movement of people and cargo in pursuit of profit, a new breed of startups is reshaping the rules of business.
They question how business is conducted, by whom, and, most importantly, for what purpose.
Drawing upon her extensive journalistic experience, Esha embarks on a compelling exploration that delves beyond the surface-level appeal of these transformative enterprises, uncovering the intricate realities and promising potential of regenerative business models.
Working to Restore casts a discerning eye on pioneering approaches across nine key domains: agriculture, waste management, supply chain logistics, inclusive collective prosperity, women’s empowerment in the workforce, travel, health, energy, and finance.
Through captivating profiles, Chhabra showcases how these trailblazing companies tackle global issues by championing responsible production and consumption, fostering equal opportunities for all, driving climate action, and more.
It becomes evident that their work transcends the superficial notions of “sustainability,” propelling us into a new era of regeneration and restoration.
Working to Restore shines a spotlight on the trailblazing entrepreneurs who embody true innovation, recognizing that radical change cannot be achieved by merely sustaining a deeply flawed system.
Instead, they embrace the power of restoration and regeneration, setting an example for other visionary enterprises. Through its captivating narrative, this book serves as an inspiring and thought-provoking guide, demonstrating that businesses can flourish while remaining true to their mission.
It reveals how the rules of the game can be rewritten, placing both the planet and its inhabitants at the heart of the equation. Prepare to be inspired and engaged as you witness the transformative possibilities that lie within reach.
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 150 countries. Grant has personally interviewed 800+ impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.