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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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83 Degrees: Why Make Your Business More Sustainable? Save The Earth And Money

 

Duckweed Urban Market owner Michelle Deatherage is finding new ways to make her downtown Tampa grocery store more earth-friendly. Over two months, she cut down on waste output and energy costs to make her store a little more green. Now, a garden of produce grows vertically in the back of the store, including green tomatoes 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


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Five Common Critiques of Holacracy®

 

Many people believe that without a hierarchical company structure, there is no structure at all. Check out this article for some rebuttals to the most common critiques of Holacracy and other self-operating organizational models. Since its founding in 1970, Sun Hydraulics, a 900-person Florida-based global producer of hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds, has been a radically Continue Reading


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Postponed: Florida Benefit Corporation Educational Workshop

 

This event has been postponed. Check back for updated information. Is the New Benefit Corporation Structure Right for You? Florida recently passed legislation authorizing benefit corporations, a new legal form designed for businesses that seek a positive impact on society and the environment, as well as a positive return to investors. The legislation goes into Continue Reading


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Fathom Joins Conscious Capitalism, Elevates Purpose

 

CLEVELAND, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With the current explosion in popularity of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, groups like Conscious Capitalism stand to gain more attention from people who share the vision of Fathom CEO Scot Lowry. Ever eager to infuse his work and the company he leads with purpose, Lowry is excited and proud to announce Continue Reading


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Raj Sisodia on “Building Fully Human Organizations.”

 

The following talk was given by Raj Sisodia at the Conscious Capitalism 2014 event in San Diego California. “Leaders are stewards of the lives that are entrusted to them. There is… a sacred obligation there.” Raj Sisodia


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YouTube Discussion on Benefit Corporations and Chapter Activities

 

Last Wednesday 4/23 Vinny Tafuro and Alison Foxall hosted a Google Hangout to summarize the first year activities of Conscious Capitalism Florida and to discuss the pending Florida legislation that will bring Benefit Corporations to the state of Florida. UPDATE After Recording: House Bill 685 passed the Florida House unanimously on 4/23 and Senate Bill Continue Reading


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How Yerdle and Patagonia are boosting the sharing economy

 

As the collaborative economy gains traction, partnerships have formed to bolster this waste-reducing trend that keeps products and services flowing through a shared loop. One collaboration gaining fresh notice involves Yerdle, an online marketplace for exchanged goods, andPatagonia, the mega-retailer of outdoor clothing and gear. The two first paired up in November for an anti-Black Friday event Continue Reading


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A Google Hangout for Benefit Corporations in Florida

 

For about a year Conscious Capitalism Florida as been spreading the message about the benefits of leading business organizations with a higher purpose and having a stakeholder orientation when making business decisions. Most recently we have been working hard to make Benefit Corporations available to Florida’s entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us Wednesday 4/23 at Noon Continue Reading