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Building a Better Business

Charisse Witherspoon

Building a Better Business – Pulling the Plug on Energy Poverty

You might think talking about electricity is boring, but that’s probably because you have taken it for granted. What if you didn’t have it? Really. Not because you simply forgot to pay a bill. What if you’ve never had it? Reportedly, more than 1 billion people in the world today do not have access to electricity.
Charisse Witherspoon talks with Lauren Leifer, an entrepreneur with a background in public/private partnerships. Now Lauren is working with a renewable energy company that’s on a mission to take advantage of deregulation in the United States and give back to the world community. The company plans to provide sustainable benefits to people on seven continents in seven years. And doing well by doing good, the company already has grown to more than $200 million since opening its doors in 2009.
Finally, listening to how Lauren made her choice can help you make yours. If you’re a bit overwhelmed by the number of good causes to explore or support, Lauren also highlights five core beliefs to bring you closer to an enlightened decision.