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Forbes: Joining Up The Dots Of Stakeholder Expectation


Britain’s Co-operative Bank is to listen to its 74,000 customers and stakeholders. Having polled them,  it is to rethink the ethical policy it first introduced in 1992 to ensure that it permeates its products and all its relationships. This includes “not banking, investing in or lending to companies that illegally avoid paying tax in the UK.” Continue Reading

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HBR: The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014


It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, using new social media tools and old-fashioned 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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Tampa Seminar: The Benefits of Benefit Corporations Seminar


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 Continue Reading

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SFGate: Stakeholder capitalism the antidote to shareholder greed


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 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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SunSentinel: Benefit Corporations law helps social entrepreneurs in Florida


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 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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Forbes: The Impact Generation Has Arrived


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 Continue Reading