Two weeks ago, Mark Dwight, founder and CEO of Rickshaw Bags came to talk to my DMBA program about his new company. Mark and his company are an incredible example of sustainable products, from the process through to the solutions. Their attention is on developing innovative solutions from every aspect of product development, manufacturing, and business models.
Rickshaw makes a point to develop products with sustainable materials, processes, and considerations like overall footprint. They carefully partner with a variety of organizations in order to build environmental, social, and financial sustainability into every part of their company. He’s quick to admit that, because Rickshaw is actually a small company, they can’t do everything they want or plan at once.
Mark’s an inspiration for how innovative, integrative perspectives can make positive change not just in local communities but through whole systems.
We may not be able to get his products into the book as an example (it’s almost through editing right now) but everyone should be aware of their products nonetheless.
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