John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, warns: “Evaluate your investors very carefully. If you don’t choose the right investors and or partners, there will be a steep price to pay. Your dream and your company can be shattered.”
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3p correspondent Heidi Travis attended the SXSW Social Good Hub and spoke with Rachel Hutchisson, the VP of corporate citizenship and philanthropy for Charleston-based, socially-progressive Blackbaud.
The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.
As baby boomer business owners retire and want to sell, there is a unique opportunity for a massive transition of privately-held companies to employee ownership, said Marjorie Kelly, senior fellow and executive vice president of the Democracy Collaborative.
Some entrepreneurs feel exits involve private equity vampires swooping down on hapless impact companies, stripping them of their missions and selling them off to the highest bidder. But some takeaways from SOCAP16 prove this isn’t always the case.
From April 12 through April 14, hundreds of professionals from across the world came together to deepen their practical application of conscious capitalism.
RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices. The company’s goal, as President and CEO Don Shaffer recently communicated at SOCAP 2015, is to transform the way the world works with money. Its way of doing this is by creating an entirely new model for investing.
How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is doing just that. Whether driven by the desire to be gold star eco-citizens or because they hope to succeed where others have failed, Brian and Ian with Full Cycle Bioplastics shared their team’s award-winning plan with me and at SXSW Eco this week.
SPECIAL SERIES: Women in Leadership
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren explains why this conference is the nation’s new forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement.
Attendees will learn how to seek their highest level of personal and professional growth and gain varying perspectives and strategies for development. Find out more here.
Two new tools featured at last month’s ISSP Conference, S-CORE and The Future-Fit Business Benchmark, are helping businesses better assess sustainability.