After completing degrees in philosophy, religious studies and history, Ryan went on to focus his career in areas of finance, operations and organizational development, in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Ryan started working at Ten Thousand Villages in 2011, and has served as CEO since early 2012. To shop or find out more about Ten Thousand Villages’ unique approach to business, visit tenthousandvillages.ca in Canada, or tenthousandvillages.com in the USA.
The word consumer often calls to mind the idea of consumerism, which gets a pretty bad rap. Consumerism can lead to unbridled consumption, with its complete disregard for environmental depletion and the impact on anyone who dares to stand in its way. What does a contemplative approach to consumption look like?
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