Do you think that business can be good, truly good, and still make great profits? You’re right. And you’re not alone.
Conscious Capitalism Australia is part of a global movement supporting forward-thinking leaders who want to reframe the way they do business; focusing on the true purpose of their business.
Inspiring, connecting and supporting the conscious business community in Australia.
Filmed in Sydney June 2015 at the Conscious Capitalism Australia Summit. How Patagonia pushes to succeed in business by doing good for the planet and its people.
Anyone who has met Bill will be able to tell you that he is passionate about creating businesses that are built for the long term. In 2010, Bill was named 2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year in WA, an acknowledgement of the extraordinary work he has done in creating his business acQuire, a data management company that supports the natural resource industry.
Back in 1989 when Geoff Manchester started a little business called Intrepid Travel with his mate Darrel Wade, they were just looking for an excuse to keep travelling. That little business has well and truly grown up, and now Intrepid Travel is Australia’s largest adventure travel company.
In 1978, at the age of 25, John borrowed $10,000 from his father and raised an additional $35,000 of equity investments to co-found Safer Way Natural Foods with Renee Lawson. Two years later, in 1980, he and Renee teamed up with two other young entrepreneurs to create Whole Foods Market, a 10,000 square foot store on Lamar Boulevard in Austin.
Until five years ago, Jono Fisher was working in a well-paid but unfulfilling job. What was meant to be a short break from work ended up being the spark that changed his life. In 2008 Jono founded Wake Up Sydney (now called Wake Up Project), an events and media company dedicated to inspiring change in our world through fresh, creative and entertaining ways. Wake Up Project is also a thriving community of over 10,000 individuals who are committed to a simple mission ... inspire a kindness revolution through creativity and conscious business.
Naomi Simson founded one of Australia’s tech success stories RedBalloon in 2001. From just an idea and persistence, www.redballoon.com.au has now served close to 3 million customers. She is a champion of great workplaces and her entrepreneurial energy focuses on RecogniseEveryDay.com.au - a Saas business inspiring businesses to love their people.
Raj Sisodia is the Franklin Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University. Raj is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013).