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Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield

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Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield Biography

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the men behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Founders of Ben & Jerrys Homemade, Inc., they built a store-front venture into a $300 million ice cream empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management. Born just four days apart, Ben and Jerry met during junior high and remained close through their years at Calhoun High in Merrick, NY. After college and various odd jobs, the two reunited in 1977 to fulfill a dream they both shared: running a food business. Settling on an ice cream proved to be the winning formula. One year and a $5 Penn State correspondence course in ice cream making later, they opened their first Ben & Jerrys Homemade ice cream parlor in Burlington, VT.

The duo soon became known throughout Vermont for rich, unusual flavors and a community-oriented approach to business, whereby good will, good times and good ice cream were shared through a variety of events, such as an autumn Fall Down Festival, a free outdoor movie festival and celebrating their anniversary with Free Cone Days. As the company grew, Bens jobs included scooper and taste-tester, truck driver, marketing director, salesperson and president. Jerry began by making all the ice cream, but as the company expanded into new markets, he soon found himself handling everything from distribution to orientation to employee motivation.

With their best-selling Ben & Jerrys Double-Dip: How to Run a Values Led Business and Make Money Too, they created a nuts-and-bolts guidebook to the promise and pitfalls of values-led business, as well as an inspiring wake-up call about the growing international influence of the socially conscious or mission driven corporation. Ben and Jerry realize that by definition, the manufacturing of products creates waste. As they expand into Europe and Asia, Ben and Jerry remain conscious of their impact on the environment and believe its possible to be profitable and environmentally responsible. To that end, Ben & Jerrys is a leader in researching and implementing sustainable dairy farming practices, new thermoacoustic refrigeration techniques, using alternate energy sources, waste reduction and recycling, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is a member of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES).

A model for modern American corporate responsibility and business success, Ben and Jerry have been recognized for fostering commitment to social responsibility by the Council on Economic Priorities, which awarded them the Corporate Giving Award in 1988 (for donating 7.5 percent of pre-tax profits to non-profit organizations); and by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which named them U.S. Small Business Persons of the Year in 1988 in a White House ceremony hosted by President Reagan. Ben and Jerry since have been named James Beard Humanitarians of the Year and the Peace Museums Community Peacemakers of the Year.

Bringing all of this to life at the lecture podium, Ben and Jerrys presentation is a rousing tribute to Americas entrepreneurial spirit, full of hilarious anecdotes and radical business philosophyand comes complete with servings of Ben & Jerrys ice cream for the entire audience.

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Ben & Jerry's Double Dip : Lead With Your Values and Make Money, Too

Ben & Jerry's Double Dip : Lead With Your Values and Make Money, Too

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  • Ben & Jerry's Cofounders on Why Companies Should Be Politically Active

    Basecamp banned political discussions in the office. Ben & Jerry's cofounders say companies have a responsibility to get political and stand up for society.

  • The CEO of Ben & Jerry's Wants to Redefine the C-Suite

    What do ice cream and activism have in common? Ben & Jerry’s has long been committed to both. The company, founded in 1978 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield and acquired by Unilever in 2000, touts values such as human rights and economic justice as prominently as it introduces new flavors. Sometimes, it accomplishes both at the same time, such as when it rolled out its “Colin Kaepernick’s...

  • Ben & Jerry's Radical Ice Cream Dreams

    In fact, it's widely seen as a way to do the opposite, and that has a lot to do with groundwork laid by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ...

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Co-Founders of Ben & Jerry

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Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield Biography

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the men behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Founders of Ben & Jerrys Homemade, Inc., they built a store-front venture into a $300 million ice cream empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management. Born just four days apart, Ben and Jerry met during junior high and remained close through their years at Calhoun High in Merrick, NY. After college and various odd jobs, the two reunited in 1977 to fulfill a dream they both shared: running a food business. Settling on an ice cream proved to be the winning formula. One year and a $5 Penn State correspondence course in ice cream making later, they opened their first Ben & Jerrys Homemade ice cream parlor in Burlington, VT.

The duo soon became known throughout Vermont for rich, unusual flavors and a community-oriented approach to business, whereby good will, good times and good ice cream were shared through a variety of events, such as an autumn Fall Down Festival, a free outdoor movie festival and celebrating their anniversary with Free Cone Days. As the company grew, Bens jobs included scooper and taste-tester, truck driver, marketing director, salesperson and president. Jerry began by making all the ice cream, but as the company expanded into new markets, he soon found himself handling everything from distribution to orientation to employee motivation.

With their best-selling Ben & Jerrys Double-Dip: How to Run a Values Led Business and Make Money Too, they created a nuts-and-bolts guidebook to the promise and pitfalls of values-led business, as well as an inspiring wake-up call about the growing international influence of the socially conscious or mission driven corporation. Ben and Jerry realize that by definition, the manufacturing of products creates waste. As they expand into Europe and Asia, Ben and Jerry remain conscious of their impact on the environment and believe its possible to be profitable and environmentally responsible. To that end, Ben & Jerrys is a leader in researching and implementing sustainable dairy farming practices, new thermoacoustic refrigeration techniques, using alternate energy sources, waste reduction and recycling, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is a member of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES).

A model for modern American corporate responsibility and business success, Ben and Jerry have been recognized for fostering commitment to social responsibility by the Council on Economic Priorities, which awarded them the Corporate Giving Award in 1988 (for donating 7.5 percent of pre-tax profits to non-profit organizations); and by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which named them U.S. Small Business Persons of the Year in 1988 in a White House ceremony hosted by President Reagan. Ben and Jerry since have been named James Beard Humanitarians of the Year and the Peace Museums Community Peacemakers of the Year.

Bringing all of this to life at the lecture podium, Ben and Jerrys presentation is a rousing tribute to Americas entrepreneurial spirit, full of hilarious anecdotes and radical business philosophyand comes complete with servings of Ben & Jerrys ice cream for the entire audience.

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield Videos

  • Ben & Jerry's Co-Founders Call For Accountability In Policing
    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s and co-chairs of “The Campaign to End Qualified Immunity,” joined NBC’s Joshua...
  • Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
    The founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream speak at the ACT to End Racism rally, April 4, 2018.
  • Ben and Jerry Speaking at the Launch of the Poor People's Campaign
    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield helped launch the Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival, at the historic Howard Theater in...

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield Books

FAQs on booking Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield

  • How to book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield?

    Booking fees for Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield generally travels from Burlington, VT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Bert Jacobs, Jesse Itzler, Mayim Bialik and Peter Diamandis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield Speaker Videos

  • Ben & Jerry's Co-Founders Call For Accountability In Policing
    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s and co-chairs of “The Campaign to End Qualified Immunity,” joined NBC’s Joshua Johnson to discuss their push to end the...
    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
    The founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream speak at the ACT to End Racism rally, April 4, 2018.
  • Ben and Jerry Speaking at the Launch of the Poor People's Campaign
    Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield helped launch the Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival, at the historic Howard Theater in Washington, DC, on 12/4. A portion of the proceeds from...
    Ben & Jerry's Founders: Raise, Don't Cut Our Taxes
    Founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield discuss their views on tax reform and why they're calling on Congress to raise, not cut, their taxes.

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield News

  • Ben & Jerry's Cofounders on Why Companies Should Be Politically Active

    Basecamp banned political discussions in the office. Ben & Jerry's cofounders say companies have a responsibility to get political and stand up for society.

  • The CEO of Ben & Jerry's Wants to Redefine the C-Suite

    What do ice cream and activism have in common? Ben & Jerry’s has long been committed to both. The company, founded in 1978 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield and acquired by Unilever in 2000, touts values such as human rights and economic justice as prominently as it introduces new flavors. Sometimes, it accomplishes both at the same time, such as when it rolled out its “Colin Kaepernick’s...

  • Ben & Jerry's Radical Ice Cream Dreams

    In fact, it's widely seen as a way to do the opposite, and that has a lot to do with groundwork laid by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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