Business Roundtable’s 181 CEOs Adopt New Pledge: Stakeholders Matter

Business Roundtable’s 181 CEOs Adopt New Pledge: Stakeholders Matter

In August, Business Roundtable released a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. Signed by 181 CEOs, including American Express, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Progressive Company, these executives affirm to lead their companies for the benefit of ALL stakeholders (yes, stakeholders), including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.  Although much work is to be done to garner public trust, this public announcement is a giant leap forward for legitimizing companies who already operate with (or are considering) a purpose-driven business mindset. Here is a recent Q & A  from NJ Tech Weekly in which GIVE Marketing’s […] Read more

Whether Happenstance or Listening with Intention: Giving First Works

Whether Happenstance or Listening with Intention: Giving First Works

Whether Happenstance or Listening with Intention: Giving First Works

A few days ago, by chance, I met Jonathan Schultz, co-founder and managing principal of the highly regarded New Jersey – based real estate investment and property services firm Onyx Equities. Jonathan happened to be seated at the head of the communal lunch table at Bell Works – the former Bell Labs campus located in the bucolic town of Holmdel, NJ.  I was killing time, on a break from New Jersey Tech Council’s Future Forum on Healthtech and Innovation, half-listening to his conversation with another real estate executive.

Jonathan was extolling the virtues […] Read more