On April 5th, 2013 at the Masonic Theater in San Francisco, leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement will share their insights into the emerging new business paradigm at Conscious Capitalism 2013. On Saturday April 5 & 6th, they and others will share best practices and skills to put Conscious Capitalism to work.
Wall Street’s Values Don’t Have to be Your Values claims thought leader Patricia Aburdene. In “Conscious Money,” a new ground-breaking book, Patricia Aburdene brings together the spiritual and practical in a guide to achieving prosperity through values-based choices.
Editor’s Note: UK native, John Elkington pens an online column for the Guardian’s Sustainable Business section. He is also an expert on business leadership. Together with colleague Susie Braun, the dynamic duo have published a ground-breaking report on the new economy called: “Breakthrough: Business Leaders, Market Revolutions.” The report offers solutions to essential problems affecting our capitalist structure such as the current lack of inclusiveness and sustainability. Here are two brief blogs detailing more of their “market revolution” concepts and why we need to do it.
Donna Distefano is a New York City jewelry designer who uses her artistic talent to support fair trade gemstones and sustainability. Part of this Month’s “Women Who Do Good” Series featuring New York area women who are making a difference through what they do for a living.
Robin Elmslie Osler is a New York City architect who uses her skills to better her community. Part of this Month’s “Women Who Do Good” Series featuring New York area women who are making a difference through what they do for a living.
Riane Eisler, former sociology and law professor at UCLA is one of the world’s most progressive social scientists and champion of what she terms: The Caring Economy. In her bestselling book, “The Chalice and the Blade,” Eisler details “how humankind once lived in a caring, sharing environment.”
In honor of Women’s History month, the UN Global Compact and UN Women are presenting an annual event to mark the progress and advancement of women around the world. How can we empower women to advance economically, to hold positions of leadership and to equal opportunity in education and society?
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.
Etsy, our friends at the World’s Biggest Online Marketplace for Craftspeople, is having its first American conference on the new economy this March 22-24, 2013. The GoodB Team will be there filming the events and interviewing key speakers and participants. Our founder Monika Mitchell will be presenting a workshop with Locavesting author, Amy Cortese on Community Capital. Tickets are $85 and going fast! Get $10 off by mentioning the code GoodB-Etsy!
Since the passage of the overwhelmingly bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) on April 5, 2012, the curiosity of a revolutionary small business financing mechanism called, Crowdfunding (also referred to as Title III of the JOBS Act, “Crowdfund Investing” or “CrowdInvesting”), has intensified.