President & CEO, Greyston Foundation and Greyston Bakery (Ben & Jerry’s baker)
Greyston was named Social Innovator of the Year 2023 by the World Economic Forum.
Joseph Kenner is the CEO of Greyston Bakery, a certified B Corp., which is a national model for ‘Open Hiring,’ an initiative they launched 40 years ago. In partnership with Ben & Jerry’s for over 25 years, they are one of the country’s most well-known social enterprises defined by their motto, “More than a brownie, more than a job.”
As a globally known purpose-driven leader, Joseph is frequently asked to share his expertise on the international stage, including Bloomberg, CBS New York, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the World Economic Forum. His message focuses on how to build a more inclusive economy through workforce development and employment. He serves on the Board of Directors of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the New York City Workforce Investment Board, and Richard Branson’s B-Team. He is an Advisory Council member of the REDF Impact Investing Fund (RIIF).
Talk Description: For many companies, finding highly engaged and loyal employees continues to pose a challenge. Greyston Bakery launched an ‘open hiring’ initiative 40 years ago that not only provides a steady stream of loyal employees, it helped established Greyston as a global social enterprise model that has improved the lives of many and the entire community of Yonkers, where Greyston is headquartered. This model led to a 25-year partnership with Ben & Jerry’s. Learn how open hiring can improve your world too!