real value

posted January 29, 2014

Now available to purchase or rent online and there will be live showings in the coming months.

Real Value is an independent documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jesse Borkowski that explores real, profitable businesses that choose to focus not just on the bottom line, but on the health of their surrounding communities.

To these businesses, things like manufacturing goods in the USA, paying fair wages, and taking care of the environment isn’t going the extra mile – it’s just common sense. They know that their businesses work within a system, that their communities are part of this system, and that when these communities are happy and healthy, their businesses are more likely to be the same.

A mediation on how we create and define value in our lives, this is a film with global appeal for any business owner, entrepreneur, or customer who is looking to better understand what happens when a business puts people, profit, and planet on equal footing.

Featuring interviews with Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University and the author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. Lyle Estill, co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the author of Small Stories: Big Changes, Industrial Evolution, and Small is Possible. Eric Henry the president of TS Designs and the recipient of the North Carolina Sustainability Champion Award. Kevin Trapani, the president and chief executive officer of The Redwoods Group, an insurance provider renowned as a leader in corporate social responsibility that was named one of the best companies for the world in terms of overall impact by B Lab and Carol Koury who is the founder and president of Sow True Seed.

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