There's a new movement taking hold - a movement about changing the way we plan and run our businesses, being more connected to our community, and enjoying the personal and economic benefits that come from doing so. It represents a fundamental change in thinking about the relationships between private enterprise, NGOs, civil groups and the public: through cooperation, everyone can benefit by considering and responding to the evolving needs and beliefs of today's society.
In this episode, we talk with Amanda Hite about this change in thinking and the concept of "connected, conscious and creative Capitalism." We' discuss why community relationships are critical for businesses, how to create those relationships, and how they benefit sustainable success. We talk about how to incorporate these ideas into business strategy and the implications for both the personal and financial bottom lines. We also hear from Amanda about some concrete examples of these ideas in place, from the "No Kid Hungry" campaign here in the US, to the work Changers of Commerce have done with Global Hope Network International to help two villages in Ethiopia move closer to self-sustainability.