CC 2013 was a two-day event in San Francisco designed to introduce a broad and diverse audience to the principles of Conscious Capitalism and to deepen peoples' practical application of the principles. The first day, attended by more than 800 people, focused on presentations by CEOs and thought leaders active in the Conscious Capitalism movement. Videos from day one are available here.
The second day, attended by more than 500 people, focused on practical applications of the principles, delivered through four 75-minute practicum sessions.
From the beginning, Bon Appétit has been committed to the health of its customers, striving for the freshest ingredients, banning MSG, moving to canola oil. The launch of our Farm to Fork program in 1999 (long before locavore entered the dictionary) marked the first of our many commitments to widening that focus to the communities in which we operate, and to the planet itself. Bon Appétit is the first food service company to commit to serving only seafood that met Seafood Watch... Read More >
R. Edward Freeman joined the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987. Currently he is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; and, Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. Freeman is also Professor of Religious Studies and a Faculty Advisor to the University's Institute for Practical Ethics. He is also Adjunct Professor of Stakeholder Management... Read More >
Tom Gardner is co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool. He founded the company with his brother, David, in 1993. The Motley Fool’s mission is to help the world invest better by focusing on long-term investments in world-class businesses. The company serves more than 5 million monthly visitors at www.fool.com, provides online membership services to avid investors, and will launch its third mutual fund this year. Core to The Motley Fool is a belief that all financial advice should be given with... Read More >
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has taken the natural and organic grocer from a single store in Austin, Texas in 1978, to an $11.7 billion Fortune 300 company and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 347 stores and 73,000 Team Members in three countries. In 1981, Austin's worst flood in history almost bankrupted the original store, and community efforts to save it shaped Mackey's leadership philosophy to "do right by your stakeholders and they'll do right... Read More >
Doug spent 31 years with Trader Joe's Company, the last 14 years as President, helping grow the business from a small, nine-store chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 30 states. He developed their prized buying philosophy, created their unique private label food program, and wrote and executed the Business Plan for expanding Trader Joe’s nationally. In 1996 he moved to Boston to successfully bring Trader Joe’s to... Read More >
Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 operating the Mill Valley, CA store until he became president of the Northern Pacific Region in 1993 where he grew the region from two to 17 stores. He became Executive Vice-President of Operations in 2000, Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and Co-President in 2004. In 2010, Robb was named Co-CEO along with John Mackey and joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors at that time. An avid organic advocate, Robb is on the Advisory Board for the Organic... Read More >
Cheryl Rosner recently founded Stayful.com serving the Boutique and Independent Hotel community. Prior to Stayful, Rosner was a Strategic Coach for Startup Founders and CEO’s and Strategic Advisor to BuyWithMe. Prior, Rosner served at President and CEO of TicketsNow, the world’s largest independent online marketplace for premium event tickets. Rosner led the Company to the successful sale to Ticketmaster in 2008. Before joining TicketsNow, Cheryl... Read More >
Eric Ryan makes soap. Really nice smelling soap that’s non-toxic and good for the planet. It’s really beautiful, too. He and his high school buddy Adam started method in 2001 and have since built it into a global industry leader— a brand that was ranked the 7th fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine in 2006 and received the 2011 AIGA Corporate Leadership Award. Today, method has over 100 planet-friendly cleaning products in stores across North America, Europe, Australia... Read More >
Casey, a long-time outdoor industry veteran, came to Patagonia from his post as President of Kelty, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Kelty, he served as Vice-President of Marketing for Merrell Footwear and was Category Marketing Manager at Nike ACG. In addition to his diverse management background, Casey brings a breadth of skills in the fields of writing, marketing and sales. He has edited for several outdoor-inspired publications including Runner’s World, Marathoner... Read More >
Dr. Raj Sisodia is one of the thought leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement globally. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose is considered a foundational work in explaining the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business. It was named one of the best business books of 2007 by several organizations, including Amazon.com. Raj has an MBA in Marketing from the Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumba... Read More >