Business Forum in Cleveland to Focus on Purpose Over Profit

Business Forum in Cleveland to Focus on Purpose Over Profit

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Call it flourishing. It’s a movement beyond traditional notions of corporate sustainability, demanding more than just doing less harm. The vision for flourishing companies builds on best practices toward a higher purpose than profits. It’s about creating a world where enterprises prosper, people excel, and nature thrives.

Business thought-leaders are joining together on October 15-17 to co-create these possibilities at the Third Global Forum For Business as an Agent of World Benefit. The theme for the gathering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is “Fourish and Prosper.”

The two-and-a-half day summit will focus on recognizing there’s profit in doing good. Notable speakers include Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, President and CEO of Vitamix Jodi Berg, and Naveen Jain, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former Microsoft senior executive.

“After 30 years of exposing corporate misconduct, what a radical change to discover and support corporate innovation,” said Roberta Baskin, Chief Communications Officer for the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University. “I’m eager to meet the visionaries and celebrate business leaders who recognize there’s profit in doing good.”

David Cooperrider, founder of the Center, will lead the Summit using his signature Appreciative Inquiry method of strength-based dialogue. Through interactive mini-design workshops, and connections with tomorrow’s game-changers, heads and hearts will come together to co-create the world we all want.

Follow the discussion on Twitter at the hashtag, #BAWBflorum. Registration for the “Flourish & Prosper” forum is open at both the corporate and student levels here: GlobalForumBAWB.com.

(WATCH their updated 2015 video below)

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