About Conscious Capitalism The Conscious Capitalist Credo -- We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more. Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world. Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs. They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company's purpose, all the people the business touches and the planet we all share together. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders. Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity and compassion. Conscious Capitalism comes to life as it is applied to business. Conscious Capitalism has four pillars guiding and underlying a business that practices Conscious Capitalism. ConsciousCapitalism.org CCO ID-2235d78f-d2b6-44ce-96d2-7453a727f0ac Conscious Capitalism is a public charity qualified under Section 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is: 20-2238653. Directors of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Carrie Freeman-Parsons Vice Chair | Freeman -- Carrie Freeman Parsons is vice chair for Freeman. Based in the company's Dallas headquarters, Carrie shares leadership responsibility for the company with Joe Popolo, CEO. Before moving to the corporate office in 1998, Carrie held various positions across the enterprise. She joined the company in 1985 as an account executive in the Dallas office and was transferred to Nashville as general manager of the new office in 1988. Later, Carrie was named general manager of the Boston office in 1990. In 1991, she returned to Dallas to serve as president of the Freeman Exhibit Company. In 1998, Carrie was promoted to chief marketing officer at the company's headquarters in Dallas. Then in 2004 she was elected to the board of directors of Freeman's parent entity as well as the Freeman Decorating Services, Inc. board of directors. In addition, Carrie serves on the company's Strategic Planning and Technology committees. Active in numerous professional and civic organizations, Carrie is currently the chair for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), and in September 2009 was named to the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) board of directors as a supplier partner director. Additionally, Carrie serves on the board of the Conscious Capitalism Alliance (CCA) as well as the Board of Trustees of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas. Among other civic activities, Carrie serves on the board of directors of Camp John Marc and on the advisory board of the North Texas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. She is a member of United Way's Tocqueville Society and has served on its grant review panel. Her past board service includes the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Lone Star chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association, the Center for Professional Selling at Baylor University, the Senior Source and the advisory board of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Carrie was also IAEE's representative to the Women's Leadership Initiative created by Meeting Professionals International. Carrie is an often-quoted expert on the exposition industry and is frequently asked to serve on industry educational panels and roundtables. In 2006, she received the Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award from IAEE. A graduate of Baylor University, Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and management. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumni of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Carrie is the third generation of her family to be actively involved in the family business. Her grandfather D.S. "Buck" Freeman founded the company, and her father Don is chairman. Carrie and her husband Steven live in Dallas with their daughter Olivia, and son Major. Cheryl Rosner Founder & CEO | Stayful -- 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 was President of Expedia Corporate Travel and from 1999 to 2005, Rosner led Hotels.com to success in various roles becoming President in 2003, including achievements such as participating in the successful IPO in 2000 and creating and launching the popular Hotels.com brand. In 2004, Business Travel News named Rosner one of the "25 Most Influential People in Travel". Prior to 1999 Rosner held various positions in the hotel industry with companies such as Kimpton Group, Ian Schrager Hotels and Four Seasons. A deep love of travel and hotels inspired Stayful.com. Doug Levy Founder & CEO | MEplusYOU -- Doug Levy is CEO of MEplusYOU, a leading strategic and creative agency, and co-author of Can't Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results, to be published by Penguin in March 2013. Businesses, Doug believes, can outperform their competitors by building more authentic customer relationships. He sees marketing as a powerful but largely untapped force, undermined by the prevalent orientation of persuasion. Through his agency and his writing, Doug is showing companies and their leaders that the most successful marketing draws on a different mindset - an orientation around fostering authentic and sustainable relationships. Simply put, he's helping companies thrive in an environment where the winning formula has changed. Doug and his nearly agency serve some of the world's most well-known brands, including Procter & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company, Pizza Hut, Louisville Slugger, Dannon, and Sallie Mae. Doug is the father of two girls, Jordan and Taylor, and enjoys tennis and the outdoors. He's an active member of the board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc, and chair of the organization's annual CEO Summit. Doug Rauch CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. | Former President, Trader Joes -- 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 the east. He received his Executive M.B.A. from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont University, where he won several honorary awards including the Early Career Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from Peter Drucker. He retired from Trader Joe's in 2008. Doug is CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc.; a recent Senior Fellow in Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative; Trustee at Olin College; Chairs the Board of Overseers at WBUR; and serves on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. Much of his time is currently spent working on an innovative non-profit solution to the issue of "food waste" and hunger/obesity by bringing high quality, nutritious food at affordable prices to the underserved in our inner cities. Jeff Klein CEO/activator, author, producer & process facilitator | Working for Good | It's Just Good Business - Book | It's Just Good Business - Radio | The Practice of Working of Working for Good -- As CEO of Working for Good, Jeff Klein activates, produces and facilitates mission-based, Stakeholder Engagement Marketing™ campaigns and Conscious Culture development programs. Jeff is a trustee and member of the executive team of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and producer of Conscious Capitalism events. He authored the award-winning book, Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living and hosts a weekly radio program called It's Just Good Business. Jeff serves as Executive Director of BeingHuman.org and producer of Being Human events. His new book, It's Just Good Business; The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working for Good is a concise introduction to the principles of Conscious Capitalism and practices for bringing the principles to life. He love surfing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, ChiRunning and moving in general. He is an actively engaged father of a teenage daughter, and lives in San Rafael, Calif. For more information visit workingforgood.com John Mackey Co-Founder & Co-CEO | Whole Foods Market | Whole Planet Foundation | Whole Kids Foundation -- 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 by you." While devoting his entire career to providing shoppers with high quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business. He led the company through 19 acquisitions and took the company public in 1992. The company has the highest stock market valuation of any dedicated U.S. food retailer and plans to grow to 1,000 stores. For 15 consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has included Whole Foods Market on its "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. The company was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health Magazine, one of the nation's "Top 25 Green Energy Leaders" by Scientific American one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute. FORTUNE magazine also named Whole Foods Market the Most Admired Food and Drug Store Company in the World in 2012. Mackey has been the visionary for many successful programs at the core of Whole Foods Market. He created the Whole Planet Foundation in 2005 to help end poverty in developing nations. The foundation has helped more than 200,000 poor entrepreneurs in 50 countries. Thanks to Mackey, Whole Foods Market was the first national grocer to set and implement standards for humane farm animal treatment for the meat products it sells. In 2007, he launched the Local Producer Loan Program to help local farmers and food producers expand their businesses and committed $10 million per year to help grow their businesses through low-interest loans. Most recently, Mackey has focused on returning to the company's roots around healthy eating and lifestyle choices. A staunch advocate of healthy eating education, he laid the foundation for health and wellness programs for team members and customers. In 2003, he was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the United States and Bon Appétit magazine's "Tastemaker of the Year". Vanity Fair called him "Best Provider" in its "Best of the Best in 2004," Institutional Investor magazine rated him second on its "Best CEOs in America" list in 2005, and Barron's put him on their "World's Best CEOs" list in 2006. In 2008, he received an honorary Doctorate from Bentley College. And, in 2011, MarketWatch called him CEO of the Year and FORTUNE magazine called him "Businessperson of the Year." In 2012, Esquire magazine named him one of the "Most Inspiring CEOs" and FORTUNE named him one of the "12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time." Out of his respect for equity among Team Members, Mackey implemented a salary cap for all executives. He cut his own salary to $1 annually in 2006, and forgoes stock options and bonuses. He continues to work for Whole Foods Market out of a passion to see the business realize the potential for deeper purpose, for the joy of leading a great company, and to answer the call to service he feels in his heart. Kip Tindell Co-Founder & CEO | The Container Store -- Kip Tindell has been at the helm of The Container Store since it first opened its doors in Dallas in 1978 - creating the first ever store devoted solely to storage and organization products. With stores nationwide and a thriving Web site, Tindell continues his commitment to being a trailblazing retailer. In fact, Tindell recently received the National Retail Federation's 2010 Gold Medal Award, the most coveted award in retail, given to individuals who have served the industry with distinction and achieved a national reputation for excellence. The recipients have also displayed inspirational leadership and have won the respect of fellow merchants for devotion to the retail craft. But for Tindell, the goal never has been growth for growth's sake. Rather, it's to adhere to a fundamental set of corporate values, centered around an intense employee commitment, strict merchandising and superior customer service. Success has been the natural and inevitable result. Privately held, the retailer has posted a compounded annual growth rate of 26% since its inception. With 2012 fiscal year sales projected to reach $750 million, the originators of the storage and organization category of retailing remain the leaders in an industry that thrives. Tindell continues to embody the unique corporate culture he created, and has nurtured a fierce employee loyalty that has landed the company on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" the last 13 years. Tindell enjoys spending time with Sharon at their ranch in Colorado, traveling, fly fishing and golf. He is actively involved in the community as a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming children's futures by serving at-risk families in the Greater Dallas area and sits on the CEO Advisory Council for the Dallas Arboretum. Tindell also serves on the board of Whole Foods Market (WFMI), the National Retail Federation's executive board and chairs the National Retail Federation's Foundation. He is a leader and passionately involved in Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a community of like-minded business, thought and academic leaders working to elevate humanity through a conscious approach to business. Michael Strong Author and Thought Leader | Radical Social Entrepreneurs -- Michael is an Author and Thought Leader. He is lead author off Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's Problems, co-authored with John Mackey, Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Hernando de Soto, Co-Chair of the U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, and others. Michael's work is featured in academic journals (The Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, Critical Review, etc.) specialty publications (Microfinance Insights, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Ethics, etc.) and in media reaching popular audiences (The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, Barron's, etc.). He serves on the board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., The Free Cities Institute, The Seasteading Institute, and the Advisory Boardss of the Lifeboat Foundation, Trilinc Global, The Moorfield Storey Institute, and is a mentore for developing world entrepreneurs for the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development. Michael is currently focused on the entrepreneurial creation of legal systems based on his 2009 article "The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scaleable Strategy for Global Free Market Reforms" and his blog posts at "Let a Thousand Nations Bloom." Prior to his work on FLOW, Michael spent fifteen years as an educational entrepreneur, creating several high-performance private and charter schools, including one named the 36th best public school in the U.S. on the Washington Post's Challenge Index. The author of "The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice", Strong has consulted for hundreds of schools around the world. Michael was education at Harvard, St. John's College, and the University of Chicago. Phyllis Blees President | Peace Through Commerce, Inc. -- She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. She was on the founding team of the predecessor to both organizations, FLOW, serving as Vice President, General Counsel, Treasurer and "Chief Problem Solver" for its first 7 years. In Texas, Ms. Blees co-founded a school for gifted children and served as an attorney in the office of General Counsel at the Texas State Treasury. Prior to this, Ms. Blees was a partner in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii concentrating in tax, real property, and business law. She serves as national membership chair for the American Creativity Association, and co-founded and was president of 2 educational nonprofit corporations. R. Edward Freeman Professor | Darden School, University of Virginia -- 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 at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a Visiting Professor at Nyenrode Business School (Netherlands). He currently holds an honorary appointment as the Welling Professor at George Washington University and the Gourlay Professorship at University of Melbourne. Prior to coming to The Darden School Mr. Freeman taught at University of Minnesota, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Freeman's latest book, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. Managing for Stakeholders was published in 2007 by Yale University Press. His co-authors are Jeffrey Harrison, Andrew Wicks, Bidhan Parmar, and Simone de Colle. He is the author or editor of over twenty volumes and one hundred articles in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book: Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, published in 1984, where he traced the origins of the stakeholder idea to a number of others, and suggested that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. That book was re-issued in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. He was the editor of the 15 volume Ruffin Series in Business Ethics published by Oxford University Press. He is the co-editor with S. Hart and D. Wheeler of the new series, Business, Society and Value Creation, published by Cambridge University Press, which currently contains six volumes. Mr. Freeman has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Duke University. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in economics (DHC) from Comillas University in Madrid for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. He has received the 6th Annual Outstanding Teaching Award from the Wharton Advisory Board, a Top Ten Teachers Award from the Wharton MBA Program, and in 1986 was named Teacher of the Year at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. In 1991, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008 he was selected by the graduating class of the Darden School to be a Faculty Marshall. In 1993 he was chosen for the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Darden student body. In 2001 he was honored by the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute with a Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2005 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council on Higher Education. Mr. Freeman is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts, and the blues. Raj Sisodia Professor of Marketing | Bentley University | TEDx Talk on Conscious Capitalism | Talk at Kauffman Foundation | Talk at Tata Headquarters -- Dr. Rajendra (Raj) Sisodia is a professor of marketing at Bentley University. He has authored and co-authored seven books, including Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism. Raj is Co-Chairman, Trustee and and member of the Executive Team of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Rand Stagen Managing Director | Stagen -- Prior to founding Stagen, Rand was President of Presidio Media Group, a publisher of newspapers and magazines in the Southwest. He is a former Chapter President of Young Entrepreneur's Organization (YEO) and the past Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc., a national non-profit organization. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters. Rick Voirin Chairman | Stagen | Stagen Academy | Duke University's Fuqua School of Business -- Rick Voirin is an executive coach, organizational design consultant, and an adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He has worked extensively coaching senior executives through professional and leadership transitions. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, he worked with Accenture for 14 years where he developed the program that became the basis of their International Executive Development Program. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Roberta Lang General Counsel & Global Vice President of Legal Affairs | Whole Foods Market | Whole Planet Foundation | Whole Kids Foundation -- Roberta Lang serves as General Counsel and Global Vice President of Legal Affairs for Whole Foods Market, Inc., a fortune 500 company and the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Ms. Lang is responsible for a broad scope of corporate legal functions for the entire company and its 59,000 plus Team Members. Ms. Lang works closely with the Whole Foods Market Executive and National Leadership Teams, as well as with the Board of Directors. Her team provides a variety of services and counsel ranging from intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, contractual work, risk assessment, human resources, employment and labor, licensing, policy and business advice. She has been recognized five times as a Whole Foods Market "All*Star", the Company's highest honor, for her overall outstanding performance as a dedicated, tireless team member who brings incredible intellect, seasoned perspective, understanding and balance to her professional life. Roberta is a board member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., whose philosophy is based on the belief that a more complex form of capitalism is emerging that hold potential for enhancing corporate performance while simultaneously continuing to advance the quality of life for billions of people. She is also an active ambassador for the Conscious Capitalism Movement and has been a student of best business practices for 35 years. She is a board member of the Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing -world communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with product through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship. Roberta recently accepted a position on the Advisory Board of Peace Through Commerce which is an integrated outreach, education, and engagement program which illuminates the contribution that commerce, trade, and economic development make toward building sustainable peace. She is also sits on the National Council of Valparaiso University School of Law. Shubhro Sen Director | Tata Management Training Center -- Shubhro Sen is a globally recognized expert on IT and business process outsourcing. He is the "father of Enterprise Outsourcing Management" [EOM], a stakeholder-centric approach to global sourcing strategy and service delivery. He created the Outsourcing Quotient (OQTM), a composite measure of outsourcing performance which, for the first time, includes explicit assessment of the impact of outsourcing on communities and other key local stakeholders in the calculation of the net enterprise benefits of such initiatives. Since 1987 Shubhro has been a co-founder and CEO of multiple businesses in the US and India and has led them to market success worldwide as well as successful exits. In 2003, he co-founded and became executive publisher of FSO, a publication and portal dedicated to financial services outsourcing, which today is a global leader in its sector. Shubhro received his PhD in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, where he was both a Flood and a Shansby Fellow as well as the recipient of a research fellowship at the Federal Trade Commission. He received an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana; an MA in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Nehru University, Delhi, and a BA [Honors] in Economics from Delhi University, where he was also recognized with the Rector's prize for outstanding undergraduate achievement. Susan Niederhoffer Vice President | Niederhoffer Management | Conscious Capitalism -- Susan Niederhoffer is a working mother trying to create a better world for her children. She spent 20 years building a volatile hedge fund business with her husband while raising seven children and step-children who continue to be a priority in her life. She has been deeply committed to the boards of several independent schools as well as a philanthropist for many other educational organizations. She is currently writing a novel on conscious capitalism. Timothy Henry Managing Partner | Arete Management -- Timothy Henry has over 25 years of consulting experience working closely with Senior Executives to define and address their business and leadership challenges. Timothy's passion is working with senior leaders to help them define what "great" means for their organizations and for themselves as leaders. He then works with and coaches leaders and their leadership teams to develop the implementation blueprints and execution plans to get there. Timothy believes that there is a better way to do business; doing well and doing good, and creating great places to work with passionate and happy employees. His focus is on the development of practical approaches for the execution of a company's strategy of getting to great and the development of organizational cultures that support superior execution. He has a unique set of experiences and skills that provide an end-to end process for executing strategic change in an organization that includes "coaching" leaders to lead change in their organizations. He began his consulting career at Booz Allen and Hamilton and was a Principal there. In addition to his involvement with the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., he also serves on several non-profit boards including the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires. Timothy and Fabienne live in Boston and London with their five children. Vidar Jorgensen President | Grameen America & Grameen Research | CBI Research, Inc. | World Health Care Congress -- Vidar Jorgensen is the majority owner of six industry based conference and research companies, which in turn own and manage over 200 conferences and several membership-based research groups focused on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, financial services, entertainment, and infrastructure development. Mr. Jorgensen's companies include CBI Research, Inc., WRG Research, Inc., Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Cambridge Healthtech Advisory and The World Health Care Congress, which was launched in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal and CNBC. This partnership will be expanding on this new franchise in both Europe and the United States. He resides in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife Kathy and three children Lorens, Nicholas and Kristen. Conscious Capitalism Community A place to connect locally with others in the Conscious Capitalism Community -- To fulfill its purpose and mission, and to respond to increasing demand for information, guidance, support and collaboration from individuals and groups throughout the world, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. has activated a global network of U.S. and International Chapters, dedicated to elevating humanity. CCO Arizona Chapter Arizona US Scott McIntosh scott.mcintosh@mac6.com CCO Austin Chapter Austin, TX US Steve Wanta Steve.Wanta@wholefoods.com CCO Australia Chapter Australia International Kate Walker Kate@humanemail.com.au CCO Boston Chapter Boston, MA US Lisa Hamaker lisa@kaliday.com CCO Brazil Chapter Brazil International Thomas Eckschmidt thomas@paripassu.com.br CCO Chicago Chapter Chicago, IL US Thea Polancic tpolancic@clearspace.net CCO Chile Chapter Chile International Sebastian Cox coxseba@gmail.com CCO Cleveland Chapter Cleveland US William W. 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US Christopher King king@kingconnections.net CCO Members Membership is available to anyone who is open, thoughtful, curious and respectful of others. CEO Membership is available to CEOs who share in Conscious Capitalism's values and strive to actualize Conscious Capitalism in their businesses. 96292a86-641f-49b9-bd8f-360a3be6069e To elevate humanity. ID-ecbbab75-db36-4a5d-9baf-9d655f0db9b8 Capitalism Conscious Capitalism builds on the foundations of Capitalism - voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation. Voluntary Exchange Entrepreneurship Competition Freedom to Trade Rule of Law Trust Compassion Collaboration Value Creation Higher Purpose Inspire, engage and energize stakeholders. ID-4dc70dca-ee99-4883-96bb-fb2706b39455 1 Recognizing that every business has a purpose that includes, but is more than, making money. By focusing on its Higher Purpose, a business inspires, engages and energizes its stakeholders. -- In the words of Darden school of management professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc trustee Ed Freeman, "We need red blood cells to live (the same way a business needs profits to live), but the purpose of life is more than to make red blood cells (the same way the purpose of business is more than simply to generate profits)." While making money is essential for the vitality and sustainability of a business, it is not the only or even the most important reason a business exists. Conscious businesses focus on their purpose beyond profit. We all need meaning and purpose in our lives. It is one of the things that separates us from other animals. Purpose activates us and motivates us. It moves us to get up in the morning, sustains us when times get tough and serves as a guiding star when we stray off course. Conscious Businesses provide us with this sense of meaning and purpose. By focusing on its deeper Purpose, a conscious business inspires, engages and energizes its stakeholders. Employees, customers and others trust and even love companies that have an inspiring purpose. fc688ec9-70e2-4fe7-8b94-7edc8689a707 c032edc3-edc3-4915-929a-cb1a372f1281 Stakeholder Orientation Create value with and for stakeholders. ID-7a16d970-8c61-4f64-baec-cc27b1afdc77 2 Recognizing that the interdependent nature of life and the human foundations of business, a business needs to create value with and for its various stakeholders (customers, employees, vendors, investors, communities, etc.). Like the life forms in an ecosystem, healthy stakeholders lead to a healthy business system. -- Pioneering naturalist John Muir observed that "when you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world." Such is the case with business, which is an intricate and interconnected web of relationships. Unlike some businesses that believe they only exist to maximize return on investment for their shareholders, Conscious Businesses focus on their whole business ecosystem, creating and optimizing value for all of their stakeholders, understanding that strong and engaged stakeholders lead to a healthy, sustainable, resilient business. They recognize that, without employees, customers, suppliers, funders, supportive communities and a life-sustaining ecosystem, there is no business. Conscious Business is a win-win-win proposition, which includes a healthy return to shareholders. fddf4b14-652e-4238-af50-74844c24714a 0fe60c38-42e4-4f54-a0d6-83bd35ecc1ae Conscious Leadership Embrace the Higher Purpose of business. ID-7f33ef44-4719-47db-9a6a-904b6338f293 3 Leaders Conscious Leaders Conscious Leaders focus on "we", rather than "me." They inspire, foster transformation and bring out the best in those around them. They understand that their role is to serve the purpose of the organization, to support the people within the organization and to create value for the all of the organization's stakeholders. They recognize the integral role of culture and purposefully cultivate a Conscious Culture of trust and care. Human social organizations are created and guided by leaders -- people who see a path and inspire others to travel along the path. Conscious Leaders understand and embrace the Higher Purpose of business and focus on creating value for and harmonizing the interests of the business stakeholders. They recognize the integral role of culture and purposefully cultivate Conscious Culture. -- Robert Greenleaf, author of Servant Leadership observed that "Good leaders must first become good servants." ed64113e-51d4-441c-9227-b64a31e55a88 cd32a2d2-e040-4cad-a83b-e69b74d9d95a Conscious Culture Connect stakeholders to each other as well as the purpose, people and processes that comprise the company. ID-bee49b4e-8034-4f87-8bf7-30d6c20f4a80 4 This is the ethos - the values, principles, practices - underlying the social fabric of a business, which permeates the atmosphere of a business and connects the stakeholders to each other and to the purpose, people and processes that comprise the company. -- "Culture eats strategy for lunch." Famed management guru Peter Drucker didn't mince words, and knew how to identify and articulate the keys to success in business. Culture is the embodied values, principles and practices underlying the social fabric of a business, which permeate its actions and connects the stakeholders to each other and to the company's purpose, people and processes. A Conscious Culture fosters love and care and builds trust between a company's team members and its other stakeholders. Conscious Culture is an energizing and unifying force, that truly brings a Conscious Business to life. 95f0a7ac-1219-4346-9e2f-28b1edecc64e de79f7fb-a3d7-43a7-9c25-f0065b5df7e0 2013-12-29 http://www.consciouscapitalism.org/aboutus Submit error.