Lisa Hall, former president and CEO of Calvert, is now a Co-Managing Director of Impact Investing with Anthos Asset Management. At both firms, she has developed ways to invest in women, empower female investors, and move the conversation from charity to social investing. … Read More
You don’t have to look inside a CEO’s office to find examples of people leading the movement toward responsible and socially conscientious business. Inspirational celebrities, athletes, business writers and filmmakers, and other influential personalities have also taken the lead in shifting society toward a more just, equitable mode of commerce.
Many famous people that make a difference in the world do so by throwing their names and wealth behind socially responsible companies. Honest by Jessica Alba, Pharrell Williams’ Bionic Yarn, and several other triple-bottom-line businesses and Certified B Corporations have celebrities as founders. Similarly, professional athletes, including snowboarder Chanelle Sladics and surfer Dan Ross, are involved in promoting ethical companies. Such inspirational celebrities and athletes are a sign that the work of business leaders is making its way into the mainstream, and that doing business in a responsible and joyful manner is quickly becoming the only way to do business.
Business writers have penned numerous conscientious business books and articles, and filmmakers have created business documentaries to highlight trends and analyze best practices as this movement toward socially responsible practices takes hold. Their works reveal how these enterprises are not only better for people and the planet, but they compete and create profits just as well or better as more customers and employees demand transparency and improvement than companies solely focused on fiduciary responsibility.
Famous people that make a difference have solid role models in the many CEOs and business owners that have made incorporated their companies as benefit corporations or qualified as Certified B Corporations. (Read the experience of several inspirational business leaders of becoming Certified B Corporations in our free report.) It’s not hard to believe that the public will soon discuss the inspirational celebrities, artists and writers who participate in the socially responsible business world just as much as which film or play they have been in recently.
As co-founder and CEO of Flat World Partners, Anna-Marie Wascher combines the philanthropic spirit of nonprofits, the sustainable business development models of microfinance, and her experience working as an investment consultant to shift the world of investing to focus on meaningful and profitable impact. … Read More
After joining as vice chair of her family’s Cordes Foundation, Stephanie Cordes combined her interest in fashion with solving global poverty through impact investing. The foundation now has $10 million in assets supporting social entrepreneurship around the world. … Read More
In this episode of Next Economy Now, Ryan Honeyman, a Partner at LIFT Economy, interviews Andrew Baskin, executive fellow at LIFT Economy. … Read More
An engineer, entrepreneur, rancher and now sustainable agriculture investor, Sallie Calhoun has invested about $21 million into firms improving soil health.
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PODCAST — Stefanie Thomas: Black Women VCs, Community Investing and Closing the Opportunity Gap in America
In this episode of Next Economy Now, Ryan Honeyman, a Partner at LIFT Economy, interviews Stefanie Thomas, Senior Investment Associate at the Impact America Fund. … Read More
Danae Ringelmann, the founder of crowdfunding platform Indigogo, discusses the necessity of democratizing individuals’ access to capital and her favorite crowdfunded brands. … Read More
These 10 mission-driven, business-minded celebrities are the minds behind socially responsible companies. … Read More
Professional surfer Dan Ross discusses his role as a B Corp Ambassador, earth stewardship and B the Change. … Read More
In this episode, Ryan Honeyman interviews Joel Solomon, Chairman of Renewal Funds. Renewal Funds is Canada’s largest social venture capital firm, with $100M in assets under management. … Read More