John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Inc. – the leading natural and organic supermarket, a $16 billion Fortune 500 company and Texas based company – has a unique take on business: It has the potential to have a higher purpose that goes beyond maximizing profits. Mackey, named Esquire’s “Most Inspiring CEO,” espouses conscious capitalism, leadership and office culture at Whole Foods, which creates value for all shareholders – customers, team members, suppliers, the community and the environment. In this motivating Keynote, he’ll discuss:
How to discover your company's higher purpose, which can influence stakeholder integration, leadership, performance and culture – all for the better
How to create a value-driven workplace where leaders can personally grow and evolve, empower and inspire employees and the company itself
Why capitalism, when handled correctly by entrepreneurs and businesspeople, is the greatest value creator for business and society as a whole.
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $16 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 450 stores and 88,000 team members in three countries. Mackey cut his pay to $1 in 2006 and continues to work for Whole Foods Market out of a passion to see the business realize its potential for deeper purpose, for the joy of leading a great company, and to answer the call to service he feels in his heart.
Mackey was the visionary for Whole Planet Foundation, which aims to help end poverty in developing nations; the Local Producer Loan Program, which helps local food producers expand their businesses; the Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale for farm animal welfare; and the Health Starts Here™ initiative to promote health and wellness. He’s been recognized as one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the United States,” Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year,” and Esquire’s “Most Inspiring CEO.” In addition, he co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-authored the best-selling book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.
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