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Saturday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chocolate as a Force for Good: B Corps Light the Way

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We see great potential in our cacao and chocolate community for radical social change around the shared mission of mutual benefit throughout the cacao supply chain. Big candy has cast a shadow on chocolate, but we believe that through regenerative practices we can shift the paradigm to one in which, from small farmer to conscious consumer, we can more fairly share risk and reward. In this panel discussion of certified b corp businesses, the moderator will introduce chocolate companies and connoisseurs to a model that takes a structured approach to continuous improvement in social and environmental best business practices. And we'll taste the fruits of our labor, by sampling chocolate from certified b corp companies.

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Dan Rattigan

Co Owner, French Broad Chocolate
Dan Rattigan, and his wife and partner Jael, founded French Broad Chocolates in 2007, after returning from two years living and working in Costa Rica. Started as a confectioner, they transitioned the company bean to bar between 2012 and 2014. Dan has been organizing shared purchasing... Read More →
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Jael Rattigan

Co-Owner, French Broad Chocolate
Jael Rattigan, along with her husband, Dan, lived and worked in the cacao-rich rainforest of Costa Rica for two years. At the restaurant they opened, Bread and Chocolate, they were able to source local chocolate for their handmade desserts, sparking a passion for cacao and all things... Read More →
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Emily Stone

CEO and Co-founder, Uncommon Cacao
Emily Stone has spent the greater part of the last decade deep in the jungles of Central America, creating meaningful market access for thousands of indigenous Maya smallholder farmers through supply chain companies connecting these farmers with premium chocolate makers in the U.S... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91