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Here is our bi-weekly Conscious Capitalism content share. We hope you find it informative and inspirational.
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The rise of Conscious Capitalism from the perspective of Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain. “In short, the idea behind conscious capitalism is that capitalism, in and of itself, must change if it is to prevail as an economic system. It argues that prioritizing the interests of shareholders above all other stakeholders can no longer work. It demands corporations use their resources more wisely. It requires that all stakeholders be truly considered in decision-making.”
As the head of Heineken USA and Heineken Mexico, Dolf van der Brink has learned to use the power of people and purpose to apply smart, impactful, and profitable practices. “By letting go of fear and stereotypes, something van den Brink has had to do multiple times in his career, he says, he has learned an important lesson “A big part of humanity is suppressed in organizations and bureaucracies. But when you can find a way to tap in that, and appeal to people’s passions and unleash their energies, amazing things can be done.” Read more about specific examples here in this FastCo article.
Brené Brown does it again with her new book: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. This books was developed from over 7 years of research with transformative global leaders. Brené writes, “Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.”
Branch Out Market is a curated social impact market. They partner with nonprofits who are teaching a skill, working with women, young artisans, or refugees to help create economic opportunities and income streams for their projects. By partnering with these organizations they hope to help them focus on their missions and help in creating a stable and reliable access to market. Please read their stories online and browse through the market as if you were walking the streets of Guatemala, Tanzania, South Africa, India, and more combined!
Larissa Fawkner, our Business Membership co-Chair and outreach extraordinaire has been out and about all over our community. She inspires us to share and serve every day. Make sure if you see her around you say hi and play her very creative Conscious Capitalism Jeopardy game.
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