““Flourishing Enterprise” is written by Chris Laszlo and Judy Brown, with John Ehrenfeld, Mary Gorham, Ilma Barros-Pose, Linda Robson, Roger Saillant, Dave Sherman, and Paul Werder. (foreword Peter Senge and afterword by David Cooperrider).... A new book out this week advances the conversation about...”
The notion of responsible business has infiltrated our markets, and ‘going green’ is now a part of our mindset. But, sustainability as we know it is not enough. Flourishing—the aspiration that humans and life in general will thrive on the planet forever—should be a key goal for every business today. This is a bold concept, like sustainability was a decade ago. Just as sustainability has become a matter of course, so too will flourishing become a cornerstone of business tomorrow. This book has inspired a whole conference...sign up now....and bring your team of managers, young leaders, change agents, etc.
Have you heard of the Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit? It’s all about the positive role of business in society and the world—and how companies are turning every social and global issue into industry leading business opportunities. The Global Forum is really an unconference—way beyond great speakers and workshops—especially the worldshaping AI design studios where you become a designer!
The groundbreaking conference is t Oct 15th-17. Here is the quick link:
Among the highlights:
--100s of companies—Fairmount Minerals, Go Jo, sharing their stories of the business and society benefits of going beyond sustainability to “flourishing enterprise;
Unveiling of the book that inspired the conference: The Flourishing Enterprise—The New ‘Spirit of Business with authors Chris Laszlo, Judy Brown, John Ehernfeld and others;
--Leading CEOs (Jodi Berg CEO of Vitamix) and the former head of Royal Dutch Shell Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, and social entrepreneurs such as Naveen JainNobel Prize winners and other leaders shaping societyAmazing speakers such as Raj Sisodia, Peter Senge (MIT), Jane Nelson (Harvard) and workshops with business tools with Andrew Winston (Green to Gold) and others
--And partners: the Academy of Management; UN Global Compact; the Business Alliance for the Future; the European GRLI; AACSB….
--Last but not least: part of the unconference will feature high engagement Appreciative Inquiry Design Studio techniques—advancing a world of 100% renewable energy; advancing a Nobel like prizing process for the new story of business; and helping design the process for a new Grand Strategy for America (see: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/09/a_new_US_grand_strategy)
Invite your colleagues to register http://globalforumbawb.com/
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