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Forbes: Is Love The Next Buzzword In Business?

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By Corey Michael Blake – Recently, I stood in a hotel ballroom with 199 other CEOs of companies worth $5 million and up. Some people ran smaller organizations like I do. Some led $60 billion-dollar empires. Amidst the leather couches and organic food treats, I listened for two days as they discussed the future of capitalism […]

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Tampa Seminar: The Benefits of Benefit Corporations Seminar

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Is the New Benefit Corporation Structure Right for You? This year Florida became “the 25th state to allow a new kind of company which is set up to serve a public purpose” called a Benefit Corporation. Could the benefit corporation structure be right for your business? As a benefit corporation, you would join over 800 companies […]

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SFGate: Stakeholder capitalism the antidote to shareholder greed

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In recent weeks, the managers, employees and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called Market Basket have joined together to oppose the board of directors’ decision in June to oust the chain’s popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas. Their demonstrations and boycotts have emptied most of the chain’s 71 stores. What was so special about Arthur […]

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Bold Ideas About Changes In Capitalism By Doug Rauch On Cutting Edge Consciousness

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Capitalism is at the crossroads of two conflicting philosophies—the dilemma of doing well by doing good or doing good by doing well. “Simply looking to maximize shareholder value is dangerous,” according to Doug Rauch, the former President of Trader Joes, who currently serves as the CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Getting as much as one […]

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SunSentinel: Benefit Corporations law helps social entrepreneurs in Florida

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SunSentinel (June 24, 2014) – Florida has become the 25th state to allow a new kind of company which is set up to serve a public purpose. Gov. Rick Scott this week signed a law allowing “Benefit Corporations,” for-profit ventures that are formed to help employees, the community, the environment or others in addition to their […]

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Food Waste – Tampa Cafe Understands Global Implications

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Sustainability in our food supply is a top concern for Conscious Capitalism because by 2050, the world population is expected to grow to more than nine billion and good nutrition is what keeps the world alive and allows our bodies and minds to thrive. Last week we shared an 83 Degrees article about the Sustany Sustainable Business Program organized […]

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Forbes: The Impact Generation Has Arrived

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Imagine for a minute that you can invest in one of two companies: Both provide lunch to schools. Company A is very large and operates to minimize costs: it uses cheap ingredients and serves processed food that doesn’t spoil. It classifies many of its regular workers as part-time to avoid paying benefits. Company B provides […]

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New ‘Benefit Corporation’ Lets Companies Focus on Triple Bottom Line

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Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed legislation allowing the formation of Benefit Corporations and Social Purposed Corporations in Florida. These new for-profit corporate structures differ from traditional corporations by creating a general benefit to society or the environment or by allowing a company’s founders to choose a specific social purpose to focus on. These corporations […]

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83 Degrees: Why Make Your Business More Sustainable? Save The Earth And Money

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Duckweed Urban Market owner Michelle Deatherage is finding new ways to make her downtown Tampa grocery store more earth-friendly. Over two months, she cut down on waste output and energy costs to make her store a little more green. Now, a garden of produce grows vertically in the back of the store, including green tomatoes […]

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Fast Company: 5 Myths Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Need to Ignore

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Whether you call it shared value of Benefit Corporations, the future of Capitalism –Companies that Care– is creating a meaningful competitive edge for the businesses that embrace it. A series of powerful forces are changing business as we know it. From the speed of communication to information accessibility, all lead to increased transparency and a […]

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