Magnify Your Voice & Your Influence

Give yourself a gift this holiday season that will magnify your voice and your influence. For the millions of small- and medium-sized businesses in America, the machinations that take place inside the Washington beltway may feel like stories of aliens on another planet. The issues are always more complex than the TV sound bites allow for, the actual policy...

Happy Holidays: Homeless Children in U.S. Now Number 1.6 Million

This holiday season, think beyond yourself – and think beyond wasting money on stuff you don’t really need. Instead, consider helping someone who really needs the help. Like homeless children in the US – in your own state or community. This is a population without a voice. We can give them a voice through our actions. Consider this: The National Center on...

A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism

Al Gore and David Blood, his partner in the multi-billion private equity fund, Generation Investment Management, recently opined on “How businesses can embrace environmental, social and governance metrics,” on the Op-Ed page of The Wall Street Journal, an unlikely location for such a conversation – but, just the place it should be happening. Their...

Awards for Green-ness

What we need today are companies who are willing to make bold, revolutionary commitments even if they don’t yet know how they’ll be able to fulfill them. I’m thrilled that these awards recognized such leadership! The 6th International Green Awards were recently held at London’s Natural History Museum.  The Awards are accredited by the Royal Society...

The New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs Gives Me Hope

If anything is going to jump start America, it may just be the new generation of entrepreneurs. I say that because I just spent time in Kansas City as a speaker and mentor at the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2011, hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and organized by the Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES) and Conscious Capitalism...