Design, Generosity, and Sustainable Business With MiiR Founder Bryan Pape
My guest today is Bryan Pape, the CEO and Founder of MiiR, a food and drinkware company. Bryan founded MiiR in 2010 with his wife Rebecca with the dream of combining business and philanthropy.
Design, generosity, and sustainability are at the core of MiiR. Every MiiR product sold has a giving code where you can see what social or environmental project your purchase helped support. In 2022 MiiR is approaching giving away 3 million dollars to nonprofit partners.
MiiR is B Corp, 1% for the Planet, Climate Neutral and Evergreen certified. Through their growth, they’ve been able to scale their impact while never taking any venture capital investment.
In our conversation we go deep on how MiiR focuses on the next best step in taking responsibility for their impact and generosity, the importance of minimalist product design, the culture and investment MiiR is making in its employees to learn and grow, and creating partnerships with other brands, nonprofits, and creatives where everyone wins and there is tangible impact.
Bryan has thought long and hard about what it means to be a founder, finding the balance of investing in his people and giving to nonprofits, and taking the long view for MiiR which is quite rare in business nowadays.
At the very end, Bryan shares an insightful perspective on how things are not as black and white as they may seem, and how this applies to business and our society at large. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!