Cultivating Consciousness and Coconuts
December 13, 2023 | 1pm ET / 10am PT
Over the years, many companies — and consumers — have joined the coconut craze, and it’s for good reason. Coconuts offer a variety of nutrients and an even broader product range. But, as with any rapid increase in demand, issues around environmental impact and the rights of those who produce the products come into question. One company in particular, however, has risen to meet these challenges head-on: Harmless Harvest.
Under Ben Mand’s leadership as CEO, Harmless Harvest is changing the coconut game and elevating the food and beverage industry to an impressive degree. From a relentless commitment to Stakeholder Orientation to prioritizing regenerative agricultural practices and restructuring the company’s supply chain to ensure zero coconut waste, Ben’s innovative Conscious Leadership of Harmless Harvest has helped double the company’s revenue in just four years to more than $100 million.
In this Virtual Gathering, Ben will share more about his approach to using business as a force for good and tips for engaging your stakeholders and focusing on your top priorities to deliver extraordinary business results. He will also provide more insight into the environmental and economic implications of running a zero-waste company and ensuring compliance of your company and industry standards among global vendors. Whether you are looking to take your Conscious Leadership to the next level or get a peek into your favorite coconut brand, you’re bound to get some refreshing inspiration from this Virtual Gathering.
CEO, Harmless Harvest
Ben Mand is the CEO of Harmless Harvest, a pioneer in U.S. refrigerated premium coconut water and plant-based dairy products. Ben has more than doubled Harmless Harvest’s business in under four years and successfully transformed the company from a brand solely focused on coconut water to a leader in premium functional beverages and plant-based dairy, ultimately transforming an unprofitable business into a durable & scalable company. Prior to joining Harmless Harvest, Ben oversaw all marketing, innovation and creative strategy for Plum Organics, a leading organic baby food brand, and quickly accelerated the brand from #3 to #1 in the category. Prior to Plum, Ben worked in various brand marketing and innovation roles at leading companies including General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and Interbrand.
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