Brion O’Connor

Recent content by this author:

  • Putting a Stake in the Ground

    Greater Good   August 16, 2021  

    For more than a century, Bollé has built a reputation for developing high-end, quality helmets and sunglasses. Under Tove Fritzell, senior director of product and innovation, the brand will soon launch a new line of products to help minimize its environmental impact and protect the outdoors.

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  • The KEEN Effect

    Greater Good   May 24, 2021  

    In 2018, footwear specialist brand KEEN eliminated the use of harmful PFCs, or perfluorocarbons, in its product line. Under the leadership of Erik Burbank, KEEN hopes to help others in the industry understand the issues around PFCs and drive awareness.

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  • Plastic for Good

    Greater Good   April 5, 2021  

    After graduating from college, Paul Boudreau set his sights on changing the world. And he has — in a big way — by transforming the plastics industry through biodegradable and compostable bioplastic materials.

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  • Providing Care and Comfort to the Homeless

    Greater Good   February 8, 2021  

    As President of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which serves more than 11,000 homeless persons annually, Dr. James O’Connell finds purpose in caring for those who are struggling to survive.

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  • Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

    Greater Good   October 19, 2020  

    Through the Pat Tillman Foundation, Marie Tillman honors a true American hero by providing academic scholarships, professional development opportunities, and a national network to today’s budding leaders.

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  • Making Writing More Accessible

    Greater Good   April 6, 2020  

    The nonprofit 826 Valencia is making writing more accessible to kids, and in the process, giving them a voice.

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  • Operation Walk’s Gift of Mobility

    Greater Good   February 24, 2020  

    Over the past two decades, Operation Walk, a volunteer medical humanitarian organization that provides joint replacement surgeries at no cost for those in need across the globe, has operated on more than 17,000 patients in 25 countries. The man behind the successful organization, Dr. Lawrence Dorr, explains how it came about and the impact it’s having.

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  • Striving to Be Useful

    Greater Good   January 27, 2020  

    Behind its longtime CEO Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International is improving the wellbeing of families across the globe, one house at a time.

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  • How Purpose Drives Growth at Vital Farms

    Greater Good   January 20, 2020  

    Since 2015, this pasture-raised eggs producer, founded on principles for the humane treatment of farm animals, has grown its partner network from roughly 50 small family farms to approximately 200.

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  • Building a More Harmonious Planet

    Greater Good   December 4, 2019  

    Playing For Change co-founder Mark Johnson believes music brings the people together. His heralded Songs Around the World project is proof of that.

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  • Creating a Prosperous Future

    Greater Good   October 11, 2019  

    In today’s highly charged arena that is higher education, Sallie Mae CMO finds true purpose in helping students create the lives they imagine.

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