The Future of Conscious Capitalism After COVID
Ten years ago, Conscious Capitalism wasn’t taken seriously by mainstream businesses. Fast forward to one year ago and Conscious Capitalism was gaining traction with BlackRock, the Business Roundtable, and the World Economic Forum. Then COVID hit. The media called it an “acid test” for conscious business principles, predicting that companies would jettison them to survive. Instead, more businesses are joining the movement than ever before.
So, what does the future look like for Conscious Capitalism?
Join Alexander McCobin, CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., and Steve Hall, founder of driversselect, for a thought-provoking discussion about what’s ahead for businesses and capitalism in a changing world. These trailblazers of the movement provide on-the-ground examples of putting the four tenants of Conscious Capitalism to work for driving business results. Plus, they offer strategies for making meaningful progress on the journey of becoming a conscious company in a time when everyone is suffering from change fatigue.
This kickoff session combines the why’s and the how’s of making Conscious Capitalism a reality in your business.
About Alexander McCobin
Alexander McCobin is the CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a role he has served in since 2017.
In his youth, Alexander’s entrepreneurial drive led him to start and run several businesses, both for profit and nonprofit. During college he didn’t see business as a way to change the world, he thought the way to do that was through academia. So, he began a PhD program in Philosophy at Georgetown University. As he began to work on a dissertation regarding corporate moral responsibility, he attended the first Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in 2013, where he was inspired by business leaders dedicated to changing the world. Within a year, he left Georgetown without the PhD and dedicated himself to running one of the businesses he had started during undergrad. Before he joined CCI’s staff, he turned that organization into a multimillion-dollar operation.
About Steve Hall
Over the last two decades Steve Hall has served as a founder, CEO, and board member of automotive technology, finance, retail, and wholesale organizations ranging from startup to more than $2B in revenue. Hall is the founder and former CEO of driversselect, a national discount retailer which was sold in 2017 to the Sonic Automotive Group where he led the integration and rollout of the EchoPark business unit to over $1B in sales. The business model is based on the principles of Conscious Capitalism with a purpose of reimagining how people would experience the workplace and achieving sustainable profits well above the market through a culture focused on creating value for each stakeholder.
Today Hall serves as CEO of Generosity Ventures and works to expand the impact of The Make It Matter Foundation based in Dallas, Texas. Both organizations serve as a model for how generosity can create successful outcomes in both business and nonprofit endeavors.