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Greyston’s Open Hiring Spotlighted

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When your company has an amazingly touching story of elevating humanity through business, media outlets are bound to take notice. Such is the case with one of Conscious Capitalism 2017’s keynote sessions featuring Greyston CEO, Mike Brady, and one if the company’s exemplary employees, Dion Drew.

The full video of Mike and Dion will be posted here soon. In the meantime, find inspiration in this “No skills tests, no background checks, just a life-saving job at a bakery” article published on the final day of CC2017 in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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Philly Here We Come!

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We are so looking forward to convening in Philadelphia for Conscious Capitalism 2017. And we couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from The City of Brotherly Love! The largest daily newspaper in our host city featured a preview of what’s in store for CC2017 participants through interviews with some of our keynote speakers.

Read At Conscious Capitalism conference, retailers like REI and Dansko say you can do good and make money in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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REI: A Purpose-Driven Organization

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As we head into next week’s Conscious Capitalism 2017 in Philadelphia (April 18-20), our excitement levels are rising. Of course we are looking forward to seeing many of the movement’s most active supporters at our annual spring conference. But we also have an amazing line-up of speakers and practicum leaders who will undoubtedly make this year’s annual spring conference the best yet! One of our scheduled keynotes is Jerry Stritzke, CEO of REI. If you want to get an idea of how he plans to inspire CC2017 participants, check out this article in which he talks about REI’s new Force Of Nature initiatives.

Read: Jerry Strizke: How He Leads REI, A Purpose-Driven Organization in Forbes.

 


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Student Business Plan Competition Finalists

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Students from Drexel, Stanford, Kentucky and U.S. Air Force Academy Named Finalists in Conscious Capitalism Competition

$75,000 Student Business Plan Competition finalists will present to judging panel at Conscious Capitalism Spring Conference, April 18-20 in Philadelphia

SAN FRANCISCO — April 11, 2017 — Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business, announced today the finalists for its first Student Business Plan Competition. Comprising teams heading up four innovative and conscious new businesses are students and recent graduates representing Drexel University, Stanford University, Pepperdine University, University of Kentucky and the United States Air Force Academy. Each of the finalist teams will present to a panel of judges during Conscious Capitalism’s annual spring conference, held this year in Philadelphia, April 18-20.

Finalists in the Conscious Capitalism Student Business Plan Competition Continue reading…


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Get Real with John Mackey and Kip Tindell

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Whole Foods Market CEO and The Container Store Chairman Added to Conscious Capitalism 2017 Conference Line-up

John Mackey and Kip Tindell to “Get Real with…” interviewer, co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, Tom Gardner, during CC2017 in Philadelphia, April 18-20

SAN FRANCISCO — April 11, 2017 — Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business, announced today the addition of a “Get Real with…” session featuring Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, and The Container Store co-founder and chairman, Kip Tindell, at Conscious Capitalism’s annual spring conference, April 18-20 in Philadelphia. As part of the intimate conversation structure of the conference’s popular “Get Real with…” sessions, Mackey and Tindell will be interviewed by co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, Tom Gardner. Continue reading…


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Vanguard Founder at CC2017

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Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle and Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner to Talk Socially Responsible Investing at Conscious Capitalism 2017

Conscious Capitalism, Inc.’s ninth annual spring conference—April 18-20 in Philadelphia—to promote a world in which business is both practiced and perceived as a force for good

 San Francisco—April 4, 2017—Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business, announced today the addition of an intimate sit-down session at its annual spring conference with the man credited by many as having democratized investing by creating the first index fund available to individual investors, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle.

At Conscious Capitalism 2017 in Philadelphia (April 18-20), Bogle, will be joined on stage by co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, Tom Gardner, for an in-depth, candid discussion on the role socially responsible investing plays in advancing the Conscious Capitalism movement.  Continue reading…


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Hot-as-Hell – Elevating Humanity Through Business

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Sharleen Ernster didn’t name her start-up business Hot-as-Hell just because it was a catchy brand moniker for an ultra-sexy fashion line.  Rather, Sharleen’s desire to bring major change to the business of fashion is the actual purposeful meaning behind the name.

With Hot-as-Hell , Sharleen wanted to raise the bar in elevated apparel. She believed that a designer brand could aspire to be more, specifically more sensible, more sustainable and more attainable. Continue reading…


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David Rendall at CC2017

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So looking forward to seeing a certain “freak” at Conscious Capitalism 2017!  

That freak? David Rendall, a stand-up comedian turned management professor turned motivational speaker and author of The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weaknesses.

Check out his below TEDx talk and see why peer authors and keynote speakers like Daniel Pink (Drive and A Whole New Mind) are saying things like:

“Dave Rendall has a radical prescription for chronic dissatisfaction:  Stop working on your weaknesses and start amplifying them instead. The Freak Factor flips the cult of self-improvement on its head with stories of real people who have soared to succeed by embracing their uniqueness.”

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Welcome New Corporate Members!

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Curriculum Associates, driversselect.com, Improving,
Jump Associates and KeyBank Commit to Conscious Capitalism

Five exemplary Corporate Members join the movement to advance humanity through business
and promote Conscious Capitalism as a force for good in the world

Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business, announced today the latest group of Corporate Members to join the Conscious Capitalism movement: Curriculum Associates, driversselect.com, Improving, Jump Associates and KeyBank.

Founded in 2010 by executive leaders from conscious businesses including Whole Foods Market, The Container Store, Stagen Leadership Academy and others, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. derives a significant portion of its financial support from Corporate Membership. Joining long-time sponsors of the Conscious Capitalism movement Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., First United Bank, Y Scouts, Clarke, Epoch Purposeful Investing and Trademark Property are the following exemplary conscious businesses: Continue reading…


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HigherPurpose17 Recap

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Thank you to all who attended, participated, planned and orchestrated the wonderful one-day conference on February 28 in San Francisco that was HigherPurpose17!

The stellar program included interviews with Whole Foods Market co-founder & CEO, John Mackey; founder & CEO of Habit and co-founder & chairman of Plum Organics, Neil Grimmer; Great Place to Work president, Chinwe Onyeagoro; chief philanthropy officer at Salesforce, Suzanne DiBianca, group business director at DDB San Francisco, Matt Perry; Three Stone Hearth co-founder, Jessica Prentice; and Smart Tribes Institute founder, Christine Comaford.

We could tell you about all the invaluable takeaways from the conference, but this LinkedIn article titled “Keeping Inspiration Alive after Attending a Conference” by Tina Dao, a senior director of product engineering at Fitbit, is a fitting tribute to two of our featured female conscious capitalists on this International Women’s Day. You can also see how much fun attendees were having in the event’s photo album.

We hope to see you at the next Conscious Capitalism event, whether that be the upcoming Spring Conference, April 18-20 in Philadelphia, or a local conference like HigherPurpose, which we were so honored to have co-hosted with the Bay Area Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.