442: How to Lead a Mission-Driven Business with KeepCup Co-Founder Abigail Forsyth


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After running a small cafe chain for over a decade, Abigail Forsyth experienced firsthand the amount of packaging waste used in the food and beverage industry. So, in 2008 she co-founded KeepCup and created the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. In the last 15 years, she built KeepUp into a multi-million dollar brand with reusable cups and bottles sold in 65 countries worldwide. Learn how she’s built a mission-driven business and adapted to the changing nature of sustainable products.

Listen to Nathan and Abigail discuss:

  • Bringing KeepCup to life while running her cafes
  • Getting her first B2B order using a shoebox
  • Why behavioral change is the hardest thing to do
  • The challenge of having B2B and B2C customers
  • Scaling internationally and managing a growing team
  • Becoming one of the first Australian B Corporations
  • When a TV program doubled orders overnight
  • The impact of Coivd-19 on the reusable industry
  • How to deal with copycats
  • And much more on mission-driven business…

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