Episode 63: Interview with Ron Bills, CEO of Envirofit, a US based social entreprise with a mission to create products that reduce pollution and energy dependency
Envirofit is a global social enterprise that develops innovative smart cookstoves designed to reduce smoke and CO2 emissions and enable families to live healthier lives, while reducing climate change and increasing clean energy initiatives.
Since the company was set up in 2003 it has grown into a global company serving over five million people, with over a dozen products and regional headquarters in East Africa, West Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
In this interview, Ron talks about:
- how a clean technology cookstove can be a life changing event
- The power of execution
- Bill’s philosophy of getting and staying close to users, using focus groups and other communications to develop “products that users have a passion to own.”
- How Envirofit was set up from the outset to manufacture at scale