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Conscious Transactions: Selling Without “Selling Out”

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Recently, the Business Roundtable publicly embraced Conscious Capitalism’s fourth tenet: a Multi-Stakeholder perspective.    That tenet espouses the notion that businesses need to apply “systems” thinking to their decision-making process, understanding and equally weighing the impact of their strategic decisions on a whole range of stakeholders, not just investors. That includes employees, their families, business […]

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The End Of Shareholder Theory: A Tipping Point For Capitalism?

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In 1970, Milton Friedman argued that companies have no “social responsibility” to the public or society… that their only responsibility is to their shareholders.  That philosophy has largely dominated free-market capitalism ever since.  Where businesses deviated from this “shareholder theory” at all – with forays into charitable giving, corporate social responsibility, etc. – it was […]

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Selfish Philanthropy: Purpose & Profit The City Winery Way

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For many businesses, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are far removed from their operations and profit centers. And it’s not surprising. Most ventures are launched with a profit-driven purpose in mind and only once they are successful do they turn their attention to the idea of “giving back.” Though well intentioned, there isn’t usually a […]

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How Conscious Companies Create Purposeful Operations

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This past week, the Conscious Capitalism NYC community gathered for our 3rd event in the “Higher Purpose” Series which aims to explore all the ways in which Purpose can help leaders to better manage their organizations. In June, we kicked it off with a workshop on Purposeful Communications, and in September our speakers looked at Purposeful Change Management. Our […]

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How Purpose is Changing Change Management

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“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”  – Ben Franklin Every organization seems to be in a state of perpetual change today, undergoing “digital transformation” of one kind of another. But as leaders know, change does not come easy, and habits can be hard to break.  But by leveraging Purpose, leaders can increase their chances of success […]

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Purposeful Communications

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On a classically beautiful New York summer night, more than 70 socially conscious business leaders gathered to kick-off the “Higher Purpose” event series that BrandFoundations is proud to be sponsoring in partnership with the New York City chapter of Conscious Capitalism (CCNYC). Our host for the evening was ImpactHubNYC, a very cool shared workspace for social-impact entrepreneurs […]

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