Customer loyalty, employee engagement, leadership integrity, community partnership. These are aspirations shared by progressive business leaders who understand that top-line growth and bottom-line profitability increase as a result of a holistic management strategy.
In his 2019 annual letter to CEOs, Larry Fink of BlackRock writes:
Profits are essential if a company is to effectively serve all of its stakeholders over time – not only shareholders, but also employees, customers, and communities. Similarly, when a company truly understands and expresses its purpose, it functions with the focus and strategic discipline that drive long-term profitability. Purpose unifies management, employees, and communities.
Conscious Capitalism (consciouscapitalism.org) is a global movement energized by the credo of Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership and Conscious Culture. Let’s bring Conscious Capitalism to Rhode Island.
We invite business leaders to join us for a discussion about tangible ways to act on the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism.
- Learn about the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism and the global movement.
- Hear examples from Rhode Island business owners about Conscious Capitalism in action.
- Identify at least two concrete opportunities for applying Conscious Capitalism in your own business.
- Form new relationships with other mindful business leaders who share a vision for a thriving 21st century Rhode Island business sector, focused on how business can and does impact our global society today.
Panelists: Barbara Thornton – Partner at Brewster Thornton Group architects; James Kwon – Executive Design Chef at Figmints marketing & web design; Michael Woody – CEO at Trans-Tex, author of American Dragon; Larry Yu – Business Writer, Conscious Capitalism/Boston Chapter
Facilitator: Dan Doucette, BraveShift group coaching & Charity Shaman nonprofit consulting