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Here is our bi-weekly Conscious Capitalism content share. We hope you find it informative and inspirational.
In the news
Have businesses contributed to some of our modern health and well-being issues? To simply put it, yes. Could businesses also be the solution and betterment of our health and well-being? According to this HBR article, the answer is yes AND could also be a competitive advantage for organizations.
San Diego is 1 of 5 cities out of 143 to win a $3 million grant from the AdvancingCities Challenge supported by JPMorgan Chase. This is a 5-year initiative focused on inclusive growth and greater economic opportunity. San Diego will use this grant to fund a new collaborative program called Advancing San Diego.
“The Advancing San Diego program is going to be a game-changer and will provide resources to underserved communities that need it most,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “It’s going to lift up our small businesses, prepare San Diegans for skilled jobs and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s also going to level the playing field so that no matter where you grow up in San Diego, you have access to opportunity.”
If you are a business or educator interested in participating in the Advancing San Diego initiative, fill out the quick form HERE.
Check out episode nine of the World Changing Women Podcast and hear Eileen Fisher share how she turned her hand made garments to a $300 million dollar brand. And continues to challenge her industry by working toward becoming one of the most sustainable clothing brands in the world, becoming an ESOP, and practicing a collaborative leadership structure.
This week we are excited to highlight local San Diego Conscious Capitalism start-up, reVessel.
In addition to climate neutrality within their first year of operations, they are committed to global impact with a portion of proceeds going back to funding the conversion of chemically-dependent farmland to regenerative organic practices and ocean rehabilitation and preservation. A portion of proceeds of their “Spring into Action” pre-sales campaign will go back to local organizations moving these missions forward. So Spring into Action HERE and pre-order your Adventure Kit before the end of May!
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