Back in 2010, LivePerson founder and CEO Robert LoCascio realized his company was growing, and he wanted to ensure LivePerson’s culture evolved in a way that was consistent with a set of core values.
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John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and Raj Sisodia Conscious Capitalism thought leader and Professor at Bentley University are co-founders of a new movement called: conscious capitalism. As Mackey describes it, a vision of business infused “with passion, purpose, love and creativity — a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity and compassion.”
Win $20,000! The Robin Cosgrove Prize was launched two years before the world’s financial crisis. The award was created in honor of Robin Cosgrove, a handsome 31 year- old investment banker who died in a tragic climbing accident on Mount Blanc in the French Alps in 2004.
Donnel Baird, an Echoing Green “Black Male Achievement” Fellow has launched BlocPower an innovative social venture based in New York City to bring low cost renewable energy to low income urban areas. BlocPower aggregates groups of consumers–like Groupon–to negotiate energy savings, pricing discounts, and community hiring quotas with renewable and energy efficiency firms.
SRI Expert Ben Bingham Reports: Some of us in the early 70’s wore Birkenstocks for comfort not fashion, grew our own food organically, baked bread and made our own granola. Back then consumers like us accepted the fact that there was little healthy to choose in stores, so we made do on our own. Health-food stores and co-ops were just beginning to pop up and many of the altruistic proprietors had no clue how to keep moths out of the bulk grain or how to keep their veggies from dehydrating.
John Fullerton worked at JP Morgan for over 20 years in senior level positions including as the former head of global derivatives. When he left in 2001, the Wall Street fixed income markets were a different place. In those days according to John, there was a deeper sense of honor and personal responsibility that was lost in the build-up to the financial crisis and the questionable ethics that remain in the mortgage securities and lending markets today.
One week ago, as I was sitting down to write this meditation, a young man walked into an elementary school about an hour south of my house, a school that sits not far from the old Indian path I now drive nearly every day, the road between Bedford and Vermont. He brutally shot dozens of people, most of them young children between the ages of six and seven, before taking his own life.
Sandy Hook Elementary. Hurricane Sandy. There is a horrible repetition in these shocks to our “system.” An incessant drumbeat of madness and suffering.
If you passed Michael Maccoby on the streets of Washington DC, he probably wouldn’t stand out. You might notice his quick smile, his small stature, his white hair, and his determined shuffle. But his unassuming style and presence are misleading. You likely wouldn’t realize that the King of Sweden made him a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2008, one of the most prestigious honors that a foreigner can receive.
Podcast: An Interview with Eco$ maverick, Thought Leader and former CEO Seventh Generation, Jeffrey Hollender and Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell. Jeffrey Hollender speaks out on his new innovations to support small sustainable business, eco-economic systems, and how business can be a force for good. Part One: CSR is not enough to change the world! Part Two: [...]
Audio Judith Samuelson Listen! Judith Samuelson, Executive Director of the Business & Society Program at the Aspen Institute speaks with Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell on Wall Street comp, tax laws,”short-termism” vs. “long- termism” and change leadership. Says Judy, “We are a long way from restoring trust in the system.” A not-to-miss Good-b discussion with one [...]
Good-b’s CEO Monika Mitchell and Editorial Advisor, Ann Graham, formerly of strategy+business, were privileged to spend two hours earlier this year with Wall Street legend: John Bogle at the state-of-the art Pennsylvania headquarters of his self-created multi-billion dollar mutual fund, Vanguard.
John Bogle is a man with a mission: To bring a moral conscience back to an industry that has served him well and that he has served in kind. To be a maverick among some of the world’s smartest market makers is a feat in itself. To remain humble, courageously independent, and magnanimous while doing so is an even greater accomplishment. John Bogle is warm, witty, welcoming and passionately devoted to making the world a better place. His singleminded vision of wealth-building with integrity has paved the way for those of us who follow in the world of money who truly believe that business can be a Force for Good.