I was honored to join my friend and fellow YGL Matthew Bishop, business editor of the Economist Magazine, as a speaker at the recent CORPORATE CITIZEN 2010: Doing Well by Doing Good conference, hosted by The Economist Magazine. As I continue to beat the drum of this as "a crisis of virtues and values," this was the perfect venue for me to advance thought leadership around Love Leadership, and what I call "good capitalism."
The program began with former U.S. President Bill Clinton giving tone setting remarks (as usual), followed by an incredibly substantive program which included the likes of Jeffrey B. Swartz, president and CEO of Timberland, my friend Alex Cummings, chief administrative officer, executive vice president, The Coca-Cola Company, Ben Cohen, co-founder, Ben & Jerry's, Steve Case, co-founder, America Online, Dina Habib Powell, global head of corporate engagement, Goldman Sachs, my fellow YGL Dr. Angel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird School of Global Management, Peter G. Peterson, founder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, fellow YGL Cameron Sinclair, chief eternal optimist, Architect for Humanity, Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO, Zipcar, Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder, Seventh Generation, Dominique Conseil, president, Aveda, and Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels.
My panel on Finance, entitled "Restoring Trust," featured Leo Abruzzese, editorial director, North America, for Economist Intelligence Unit, as the moderator, and fellow panelists Jed Emerson, founder, Blended Value Propositions, Mark Standish, president and co-CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Hon. Diana Taylor, managing director, Wolfensohn & Co., and myself.
A special thank you to the Economist for helping advance the notion of financial literacy post global crisis as the new civil rights issue, and the first new silver rights empowerment tool.
Go get my friend Matthew Bishop's book, The Road to Ruin, which also features the work of Operation HOPE.