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Huff Post: Why Business is a Force for Good, Yes Really


Cut to the evil businessman cackling as he counts his coins while his workers slave away in the salt mines, giving their lifeblood for his riches. We all know the story. It’s the common narrative of pop culture movies and TV shows. But what if this old story isn’t true? Consider this: Prior to the Continue Reading

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Entrepreneur: Food With Thought


Food With Thought: How One Franchise Is Making the World a Better Place Through Sandwiches The problem with being generous is that eventually word gets out. That’s what Jeff Sinelli, founder of the 11-year-old Dallas-based sandwich franchise Which Wich, discovered. Philanthropy was always a core element of his concept, with each of his 300-plus franchises supporting Continue Reading

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Bloomberg: Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?


A few years ago, Kip Tindell found himself at a crossroads. Tindell is chief executive officer of the Container Store, the retail company he co-founded in Dallas in 1978. He’s worked with his wife, Sharon, the entire time, and many other executives have been there for decades, too. Tindell likes to fly-fish and daydream. He’s Continue Reading

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Forbes: Salesforce CEO Slams ‘The World’s Dumbest Idea’: Maximizing Shareholder Value


Jack Welch has called it “the dumbest idea in the world.” Vinci Group Chairman and CEO Xavier Huillard has called it “totally idiotic.” Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has said that “customers are number one; employees are number two and shareholders are number three.” Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever [UN], has denounced “the cult of shareholder Continue Reading


University of Tampa Profiles Chapter Founder


The University of Tampa interviewed Conscious Capitalism Florida president and CEO Vinny Tafuro following the successful Benefit Corporation workshop held in partnership with the UT Entrepreneurs Sustainability Board last month. The free event featured Jef Conley and Elena Gibson of Sequil Systems of Delray Beach, an environmental consulting firm, that recently became one of Florida’s first Benefit Corporations Continue Reading

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Forbes: Is Love The Next Buzzword In Business?


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 Continue Reading

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


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 Continue Reading

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Food Waste – Tampa Cafe Understands Global Implications


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 Continue Reading

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


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 Continue Reading

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Fast Company: 5 Myths Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Need to Ignore


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 Continue Reading