2020 Highlight: From Climate Scientist To Entrepreneur: How Adam Lowry Disrupts Crowded Consumer Categories

Season 2 of Lead With We is launching soon! And I’m looking forward to sharing all-new conversations with purposeful business leaders as we move through 2021. 

We’ll announce our launch date soon, but until then please enjoy my conversation with Adam Lowry, Co-Founder of Method & Executive Chairman of Ripple Foods. Adam is a prolific entrepreneur, and in this episode we talk about how he’s changed the world through disruptive startups like Method, which makes eco-friendly cleaning products, and Ripple Foods, which uses technology to make high-protein dairy replacements that actually taste good. Listen to this episode to hear how Adam has persevered in the face of industry attacks, how he approaches branding, and why he helped found the B-corp movement. 

Adam Lowry

Adam Lowry is a former climate scientist and the founder of several circular economy businesses, including Method Products and Ripple Foods, both public benefit corporations and Certified B Corporations. Adam designs businesses with sustainability principles at their core, so that their growth produces positive social and environmental impacts. His businesses have eliminated more than a million tons of GHG emissions and thousand tons of plastic waste, saved more than 100 billion gallons of water, and created hundreds of green manufacturing jobs on four continents; all while creating more than a billion dollars in shareholder value.

Adam’s companies have been named #7 on the Inc 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US; #16 on Fast Company’s Fast 50 World’s Most Innovative Companies; and twice named to the Global CleanTech 100. Adam has contributed countless innovations to the sustainable business space, including the first 100% post-consumer recycled and recyclable PET packaging; the first packaging made from ocean plastic; several new green chemistries; a LEED Platinum certified factory in Chicago that is renewably powered, water neutral, landfill-free, and grows vegetables on its roof; and a number of innovative corporate governance structures that enable circular economy businesses to innovate & succeed. 

Adam has been honored as recipient of The Circular Economy Award from the World Economic Forum and the Global Citizen Award from the Clinton Global Initiative for his leadership in the private sector; and is a Catto Environmental Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Adam has served and does serve on a number of private company and non-profit boards and is the author of two books on sustainable business, including “The method Method, 7 Obsessions that Helped our Scrappy Startup Turn an Industry Upside-Down”.

This episode of LEAD WITH WE was produced and edited by goal17works.org and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.


Learn more about Ripple Foods and check out Adam’s previous company, Method

Connect with Adam Lowry via LinkedIn

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