Kori Chilibeck & Matt Moreau on Inventing Sustainable Futures to Solve World Hunger Champions of Change with Lindsay Christianson
Canadian Bourne born and raised Edmontonian Kori Chilibeck is a social entrepreneur with demonstrated success in conceptualizing and executing new sustainable business models to blend capitalistic ventures with humanitarian goals. Kori founded Earth-Water in 2005 in his campus apartment and old van his grandfather gave him. Kori later went on to found the Earth Group of Companies with Matt Moreau that include Earth-Water, Earth Coffee and Earth Tea.
The Earth Group exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally. We do this through a worldwide agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that sees us donating 100% of our profits to WFP to fund school meal programmes. We believe it is more important how you spend your dollars than how you vote, and we’ve created a vehicle to affect positive change in the world simply through your everyday purchases.
The three Earth Products are the only products in the world with the United Nations World Food Programme logo on them. Profits from the sale of Earth products around the world are used to provide clean water, food education to some of the poorest children on the planet. They started with one customer in Edmonton Canada and have now grown the group of companies selling products across North America, the European Union and Japan.
The Earth Group was recently certified as a B Corporation by the non-profit B Lab. This certification means that
The Earth Group meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Each year Earth Group provides life-saving essentials to 1 million children living in the most desperate of situations.
Website address Earth Group: https://earthgroup.org/earth-water/