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New Belgium, benchmark for clean air, water, human rights

Brewery founder Kim Jordan enforces values to build beer and better the world


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KIM JORDAN, 58

Co-Founder, Executive Chair of New Belgium Brewing

Kim Jordan co-founded Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing Co. in 1991 and has made it a role model in environmental and community leadership.

“I have tried to be fairly comprehensive or broad in my thinking about progressive policy,” says Jordan, an advocate for clean air, clean water and human rights issues. “The issues we have with climate change are real and pressing, and I worry if we don’t get those right, a lot of other things we want to do and enjoy as people on the planet will be even more at risk.”

New Belgium has a progressive set of workplace practices that includes giving employees a piece of the company. “We have an opportunity to see lots of people share in owning something and growing its value and being part of the middle class in America,” Jordan says. “I find that really compelling.”

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Nora Caley

Nora Caley is a freelance writer specializing in business and food topics.

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