February Update: Fowler White and Columbia Restaurant Recognized

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The bottom line allows you to see where you’ve been, but not where you’re going.

– Doug Rauch, CEO of The Daily Table & Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism in Florida – Highlights

President’s Message

In our first year I am proud to report that Conscious Capitalism Florida has reached thousands of people with our message that business is a force for good. We have spoken to college students at USF, the University of Tampa and Rollins College as well as business groups and leaders throughout the state.

As you will read below we are actively seeking out and promoting examples of Conscious Capitalism practitioners in Florida and raising awareness of the movement’s continued growth.We are also excited to report that legislation allowing the creation of Benefit Corporations in Florida has been filed in both the state House and Senate and that we will be watching as it moves through the upcoming legislative session.

Columbia Receives “Fresh From Florida Century Of Excellence” Award

Conscious Capitalism Florida would like to congratulate Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and it’s CEO, a shining example of a Conscious Capitalism practitioner, Richard Gonzmart for receiving the “Fresh From Florida Century of Excellence” Award.

In January Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented the “Fresh From Florida Century of Excellence” Award to Gonzmart, a fourth generation family member operating the legendary Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. Continue Reading

Fowler White Named 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces Award Winner

Conscious Capitalism Florida knows that healthy employees build a conscious culture whose benefits are realized by all stakeholders. We offer our congratulations to Fowler White for being named a 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. This most recent award illustrates the firm’s conscious commitment to employee wellness.

Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, has announced the induction of Fowler White Boggs into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Continue Reading

Conscious Capitalism in the News

IndustryWeek: Three Ways that Sustainability Drives Innovation at Burt’s Bees

“Nature Becomes You” is more than just a marketing tagline for Burt’s Bees. The Durham, N.C.-based manufacturer of natural personal-care products – best known for its popular lip balm – sees sustainability as the starting point for its innovation process.

“We really do try to minimize the environmental impact from beginning to end in the ingredients we choose and how we manufacture and pretty much everything we do,” said Ken McLellan, business connection leader for Burt’s Bees, which was acquired by the Clorox Co.(IW 500/195) in November 2007. Continue Reading

Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey Joins Motley Fool Board of Directors 

The Motley Fool announced last week that Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey has joined the Company’s Board of Directors.

Since co-founding Whole Foods Market in 1978, Mr. Mackey has led a revolution in how Americans shop for their food. He has shown a world-class ability to scale brands and businesses, growing Whole Foods into a top supermarket with more than 370 stores and 80,000 team members worldwide. Throughout his career, Mr. Mackey has also championed a more purpose-driven way of doing business that benefits multiple stakeholders. Continue Reading