What is Social Impact Investing?

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BlackRock’s letter to CEOs earlier this month has the investment world buzzing with the potential of Conscious Capitalism. Earlier this week, Andrew Brady, a co-founder of the Rochester, New York chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. was a guest on NPR affiliate WXXI to discuss the rise of social impact investing. Check out the interview and join us in celebrating the progress our growing Conscious Capitalism community is making toward elevating humanity through business.

BlackRock’s Letter to CEOs: A Turning Point?

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Last week, the world’s largest investor, BlackRock, issued a letter to CEOs establishing its expectation that the companies it invests in going forward serve a social purpose. It’s a move being called “a watershed moment on Wall Street, one that raises all sorts of questions about the very nature of capitalism.” Get our perspective in this Real Leaders op-ed by Conscious Capitalism, Inc. CEO, Alexander McCobin.

CC2018 Keynote: Café Momentum’s Chad Houser

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Café Momentum is a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility that transforms young people’s lives by providing a positive environment in which at-risk youth who have spent time in juvenile facilities receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentorship and support, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

It is with great excitement that we share with you that not only will Café Momentum’s founder, CEO and executive chef, Chad Houser, be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Dallas (April 30 – May 2), but that we will also be offering a special three-course dinner for conference attendees at Café Momentum, just a short walk from the Fairmont Hotel. This is a private event and space is limited. So, don’t delay! Register today to save your seat at this inspiring dinner table event.

In the meantime, learn more about the wonderful work Chad and his team are doing at Café Momentum.

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Throwback Thursday: Daniel Friedland at CC2017

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Daniel Friedland, MD is the founder & CEO of SuperSmartHealth and was named “Healthcare Champion of the Year” by the San Diego Business Journal.

His purpose? To help business and healthcare organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment. But how he realized his purpose provides the backdrop to his story for participants at the 2017 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Watch Dr. Friedland’s full keynote and see how the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness Based Framework for Conscious Leadership found his purpose through an epiphany that can be applied by all of us. If Daniel’s message resonates with you, then consider joining us for the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference (April 30 – May 2) where you’ll find even more inspiration toward successfully pursuing your own purpose in both your business and life.

Portland Chapter: Elevate Business 2018 Conference

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The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, Conscious Capitalism’s Portland chapter is bringing together leaders from businesses currently operating with a higher purpose and a conscious approach to leading people, creating powerful cultures, meeting customer needs, and working with stakeholders.

Elevate Business 2018 (February 21 in Portland, Oregon) is a conference you don’t want to miss! We will be featuring Dr. Raj Sisodia, one of the founders of the global Conscious Capitalism movement, and co-author of numerous books, including Conscious CapitalismFirms of Endearment, and Everybody Matters. Raj is the author of the original research that shows that businesses that operate with the four tenets of Conscious Capitalism actually outperform the companies in the S&P 500; both in the short term, and in the long term by a staggering 14-to-1 ratio.

Click to register. Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan 31st. Save $200!

Joining Raj will be some of the Pacific Northwests most notable Conscious Capitalists, including Portland business leader David Howitt, who is the founder and CEO of The Meriwether Group, a private equity, business accelerator, and advisory firm committed to changing how human values are expressed in business. David and his wife created and built Oregon Chai, a beloved NW brand.

Check out the full Elevate Business 2018 conference speaker line-up and register today for this unique opportunity to learn from and with fellow Conscious Capitalists from across the Pacific Northwest.

CC2018 Keynote: Poo-Pourri’s Suzy Batiz

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You might already know Poo-Pourri from one of their viral videos.  But what you might not know is the inspiring story of how the company’s founder turned a $25,000 startup into a global, multi-million dollar brand and household name using unconventional marketing acumen and creativity along with mindful and earth conscious business practices. For the first few decades of her life, Poo-Pourri founder and CEO, Suzy Batiz, ignored her instincts and played by the “rules.” But after a second bankruptcy, she threw the rule book out for good and founded a new company in a way that was, well, radical.

She built Poo-Pourri into a $300 million business using what she calls the Radical Resonance System™, a body wisdom method that combines somatic training, quantum physics and interpersonal evolutionary processes. The company is a top place to work, play and profit for dozens of employees she lovingly calls her “poo crew.”

Check out the below video to hear what Suzy has to say about how her experiences can help you grow your own conscious business…and then make sure to register today (so you don’t miss out on the Early Bird discount!) for the 2018 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference (April 30 – May 2) where you’ll join Suzy along with the largest gathering of Conscious Capitalists in one setting yet!

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Transforming the world with lessons from “IBM-ville” to India

 

Conversations with Dev Patnaik bounce from philosophy to politics to theories of leadership. He’s a father of two, an adviser to the Fortune 500, an author, a professor at Stanford University and the chief executive officer of Jump Associates. Jump is an innovation consultancy, although Patnaik shies away from the label.

“To this day I won’t say I’m a consultant,” he says. “What I am is a teacher.” And teach he does—no talk with Dev (pronounced “Dave”) is complete without a few lessons learned. But this businessman has taken Conscious Capitalism to heart. He unites his lessons with a singular purpose:  He helps people discover their own greatness.

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Throwback Thursday: David Rendall at CC2017

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An inherent benefit of being a Conscious Capitalist is that it’s more fun than being an unconscious capitalist. And at our annual conferences, we are mindful to ensure participants experience significant amounts of fun!

One of the favorite speakers from last year’s Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference, was David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness. Check out David’s full session and see why peer authors like Daniel Pink (Drive and A Whole New Mind) say 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.”

Oh…and be prepared to laugh your butt off!

Contribute to “Elevations”

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Want to write for Conscious Capitalism’s “Elevations” blog? We’d love to share your musings on the movement!

Have an interesting idea for conveying the benefits of Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership or Conscious Culture (i.e. infographic, slide presentation or video)? Our community would love to know about it!

Check out our Conscious Contributions opportunities and become a thought leader within the Conscious Capitalism community:

“Conscious Capitalism” the Book Turns 5!

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It’s been five years since John Mackey and Raj Sisodia co-authored Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. And what a five years it’s been! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the love and support from ALL of our brothers and sisters in the larger conscious business sandbox. In particular, Conscious Company Media, who was so kind to help us spread the good word about this momentous occasion by publishing an overview of how far we’ve come together and where we’re heading. Check out the progress made by the Conscious Capitalism community so far…and then join the movement!  A world in which business can elevate humanity is indeed within our reach.