Canopy Founder and CEO, Scott Koloms has been busy spreading the Good Business word lately! Scott was recently featured on three local podcasts for More Than Profit, Louisville Business First and the Earth and Spirit Center. Read more about the episodes and tune in for a listen below:
More than Profit: “Operationalizing Your Values with Scott Koloms”
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Scott Koloms, President and CEO of Facilities Management Services, the first b-corp certified janitorial company in the world and Founder of Canopy, a nonprofit working to create a more vibrant and relevant Kentucky economy that serves all folks and takes care of our beautiful landscape. Over the years, Scott has had a significant impact through his work. Fueled by his education, his values, his family history, and more, Scott works to be intentional with every decision he makes as a CEO. Bryce and Scott talk about the public benefit corporation legislation they worked on together, what values are important when you are running a company, and the employee-centered program they have at FMS, made possible by the Reconstruct Challenge grants, and more. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Operationalizing Your Values With Scott Koloms.
The Earth and Spirit Center: “Balancing Profit and Purpose: Scott Koloms on Mindful Business Leadership”
Scott Koloms believes that businesses can both make money and do good. He is the President and CEO of Louisville, KY-based Facilities Management Services, the first janitorial service company in the world to be certified as a B-corporation, committed to a “triple bottom line” of financial profit along with social and environmental benefits. He is also the Founder of Canopy, a non-profit working to help other Kentucky businesses evolve toward greater sustainability. In this episode, Scott reflects on his commitment to mindful leadership and his drive to help other for-profit businesses strike a balance between profit and purpose.
Access Louisville: “Adventures in bourbon and sustainability”
After that, we switch gears and chat about sustainability — specifically a Kentucky-based program called Canopy. Louisville-based Canopy offers certifications to for-profit companies based on the “good” the company does, including the work they do for their people, community and environment. Editor-in-chief Shea Van Hoy is on the show interviewing Scott Koloms, the founder and CEO of Canopy, and Confluent Health CEO Larry Benz, who’s company is Canopy certified. They chat about how the process works and how it can benefit companies in various ways. Access Louisville is a weekly podcast from Louisville Business First. It’s hosted by David A. Mann and Laurel Deppen. It’s available on popular podcast services, including Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.