Commercial success need not come at the cost of human value. Just ask Ben and Jerry, whose first ice cream shop in an abandoned Vermont gas station grew into a $160 million business. Yet Ben & Jerry continue to use the power of business to change the world. With its seemingly wacky antics, controversial social and political stands, and iconoclastic corporate policies, the company that's come to embody socially responsible business has drawn the scepticism of business analysts, the criticism of media cynics - and the amazement- and ultimately, the respect- of the business world and the people in it. As Ben and Jerry explain in DOUBLE-DIP, they haven't always known exactly what they were doing, but they've always known why they were doing it. There's a method to their madness; that method is what they call 'values-led business.' BEN & JERRY'S DOUBLE-DIP explains what values-led business is, why it's the best model for business today, and how anyone who owns, works for, invests in, or shops with a company can help make it a socially responsible business.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter author of World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy Double-Dip serves up a charming and wise insider account of how the ice cream kings built a premium brand and a role model, values-driven company. Leaders in businesses of all sizes will find abundant inspiration and dozens of practical suggestions for creating wealth and well-being. Anita Roddick founder of The Body Shop I love Ben & Jerry because they are an inspiration to any business that recognizes a worldwide responsibility. They understand that decisions affect not just economics but people, too. Tom Chappell President and co-founder of Tom's of Maine Ben & Jerry have achieved what we all wish were possible in business -- one set of values, for home and at work. Hurray for them! Business Times A very different kind of business book, Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip shows how a company can win the respect of its community, loyalty of its customers, and healthy profits, too, by addressing social concerns as well as the bottom line. Joel Makower author of Beyond the Bottom Line: Putting Social Responsibility to Work for Your Business and the World Ben and Jerry have dished up a healthy scoop of wisdom about the power of business to make change -- and make money. Double-Dip clearly and passionately shows that values-driven business is a powerful idea and not merely a flavor of the month.