In this interview, OnexOne Co-Founder and Diesel CEO Joey Adler discusses the importance of social enterprises and leveraging business for good. One [by] One is an organization dedicated to food security in North America, Haiti and Africa. Adler notes the importance of food security as a pillar to uplifting impoverished people and communities, as well as its role in access to education. If children are hungry, they do not learn as well, which leads to societal problems in the future.
Adler is also an advocate for the change any one person is capable of creating. Individuals can make a difference just as easily as business people can. She asserts it's not about not making money; social enterprises are about making money while also making change.
Adler sees tremendous value in social media. Websites like Twitter allow people around the world to share ideas and engage in dialogues, without having physical barriers or prejudices like religion, race or age. This social entrepreneur is inspired by the human capacity for love, and serves as inspiration for us all to make a greater impact at home and around the globe.