Raleigh, N.C.—The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce hosted “Conscious Capitalism” with John Mackey, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, on Monday, February 25th, 2013. Jennifer Dunleavy, President & CEO of Accuro, led a Q&A discussion with Mackey.
About Conscious Capitalism®
In their book, Mackey and co-author Raj Sisodia, business professor and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, boldly defend the good of business and free market capitalism by presenting Conscious Capitalism®—a way of thinking about the higher purpose of a business, its relationships with interconnected stakeholders and the impact it has on the world. “Free enterprise capitalism has been the most powerful creative system of social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, but its perception and its role in society have been distorted. Now is the time to demonstrate to a skeptical world the truth, goodness and heroism of capitalism rather than perpetuate the false stigmas of selfishness, greed and profit maximization,” said Mackey. “We must revolutionize capitalism and show that businesses are the greatest value creators in the world, with the power to elevate humanity upward through continuous improvement.” The book is a new blueprint for capitalism explaining that business is inherently good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. The book is also, in part, a personal memoir of Mackey’s own awakening as the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and as a capitalist determined to create a better business model. He shares how Whole Foods Market’s higher purpose is constantly evolving by tapping into the company’s heightened level of consciousness for the good of the business and for society as a whole.
About John Mackey
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 340 stores and 70,000 Team Members worldwide. Excerpts taken from Whole Foods Market news release (click here to read press release).
Accuro is a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global companies. Recently awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the company has also been named Favorite Staffing Company by the readers of Business Leader magazine and is perennially named as a Top Employment Services Company and Top Executive Recruitment Firm by Triangle Business Journal. The firm is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. For more information, please visit https://www.accurogroup.com.