“Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose…Your company’s strategy must articulate a path to achieve financial performance. To sustain that performance, however, you must also understand the societal impact of your business as well as the ways that broad, structural trends – from slow wage growth to rising automation to climate change – affect your potential for growth.”
– Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, 2017 Annual letter to CEO’s titled “A Sense of Purpose.”
Work patterns are changing. Organizations are shifting. Government is unpredictable. How do we make sense of this constantly changing world? And how do we encourage businesses to be more conscious, so that their success helps their employees profit, their suppliers thrive and their communities benefit from their contribution?
Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland offers a unique place for leaders to share and integrate conscious leadership, conscious culture, higher purpose and stakeholder integration into their teams and organizations while joining with others to create positive change, do good, and elevate humanity.
Here’s a quick recap from 2017-2018:
- Indigo Ink and Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke shared about stakeholder integration in their business’ and through their government engagement. For example, Indigo Ink recently shared that they have planted 3400 trees as a lifetime member of the Printreleaf Reforestation Program.
- C3MD Executive Director Wendy Moomaw facilitated a group on becoming conscious leaders and shared the Leadership Circle Profile, a 360 leadership assessment, development framework and tool. Recently, the founder of the Leadership Circle Profile, Bob Anderson, also spoke to mindful leaders at the Conscious Capitalism European Conference in Spain.
- Dog Tag Bakery CEO Meghan Ogilvie shared her organization’s higher purpose and the importance of leading with values. Dog Tag Inc. empowers service-disabled veterans, military spouses and caregivers to thrive, both personally and professionally, post-service through their innovative fellowship/training program.
- We closed out our incredible year with a Howard County Changemaker Challenge winner, Sobar. Its pioneering CEO, Beth Harbinson, brought her soon to be famous libations, spoke about her hopes for the business and shared how Sobar began, including the reasons for creating her Party with a Purpose tagline.
We’re excited to get started in the fall with Ignite Howard County #4, which will take place on October 22, 2018 at Jailbreak Brewing Company. Ignite highlights 8-12 speakers, who will share their story, innovation, idea or passion (no sales!) in 20 slides and five minutes. Enlighten us. But make it quick. It is an incredibly fun, community-building event that you don’t want to miss. If you’re interested in participating or are considering speaking, please apply before August 31, 2018!