When it comes to realizing your purpose, you don’t so much as find your purpose as it finds you. At least that’s how it happened for EPOCH Pi. One day it came to us: we are an investment bank with a purpose, whose mission was to help end the cycle of poverty by supporting organizations that address the impediments to high-quality urban education.
People tend to lump values and culture into one soft squishy subject that HR is supposed to deal with and that shows up occasionally in speeches and annual reviews. But failure to consider cultural alignment in mergers and acquisitions can be the kiss of death.
Research has shown that as many as 70-80 percent of all mergers fail to meet their original business and financial goals, which is why understanding culture and leadership between organizations during the sale process is so important (and where stakeholder-value is created or destroyed).
Many businesses say they want to do good, but a recognized group has made a company-wide commitment to follow a rigorous set of standards to ensure they are actually doing good while also doing well. We are one of them.
The Conscious Capitalism Chapter of Northeast Ohio, along with the soon to be launched Co-Lab incubator, the Corporate Roundtable of the Sustainable Business Center at Cleveland State University and the Conscious Venture Lab are presenting a conscious capitalism boot camp and pitch competition for emerging early stage entrepreneurs in Cleveland!
We are looking forward to the premier of the 'Good Fortune" which is a documentary that chronicles the fall and ultimate rise of Austin billionaire philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, and the rise of ‘conscious capitalism’.
We are happy to share a fantastic video presented by Yahoo Finance entitled "How ‘conscious’ capitalism can be profitable and positive for the community" where Kip Tindell and Brittnay Merrill Underwood speak of the benefits of a conscious mindset in both business and social enterprises.
To succeed in a world where variables such as leadership, talent, culture, and reputation rival traditional financial performance and industry analysis, the industry needs new comparative benchmarks and tools to help make the intangible tangible.
This study is an excellent piece of work that shows the importance of a mission, vision and purpose and why connecting your employees to jobs that bring out their sense of purpose will only benefit your company.
At EPOCH Pi we believe that in today's and even tomorrow's marketplace company's who have a purpose that includes doing some sort of good for the World and have a vision that includes focusing on that purpose, can not only do good, but they will have a higher probability of doing well financially.
Join us and hear what Arthur Brooks says about American Enterprise. The impressive lineup of speakers for the CEO Summit keeps growing and we want you in on the news. Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute (a public policy think tank in Washington, DC), is taking the stage at the 10th Annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit in October.
EPOCH Pi, an investment bank financing the purpose economy—companies that drive profitability by enabling success for all stakeholders, is pleased to announce that Pablo Guevara is joining as a Partner and will help manage existing as well as new client engagements.
As more than one million fans gather in our great city to celebrate the Cavs victory, we celebrate the teams victory, the cities progress, and the state's social enterprise movement! After several years of study, the Ohio State Bar Association endorsed legislation that would create a new form of corporate entity in Ohio — the benefit corporation.
During the 2016 Social Innovation Summit, David Rittberg, senior program officer at the Schusterman Foundation, who moderated a panel on changing corporate values cited a ProInspire Report, which shared that for Millennials PURPOSE IS PARAMOUNT. And that this generation is socially conscious and purpose-driven, which has profoundly impacted expectations of their career.
After attending some great conferences recently were are continually inspired by the growth of the Conscious Capitalism movement. While there is still an astronomical amount of work to be done, the movement continues to make great progress.
Millennials and Investment banking seem to fit together a bit like a square peg in a round hole. Information about this new generation tells us that they take it all in and look at the big picture of life.
Conscious Capitalism 2016 is designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism with high potency keynotes, multiple tracks of hands on practicums and rich opportunities to connect with and learn from peers.
An article posted in theMedical Device Business by mthibault on February 2, 2016 entitled Making a Merger Work, speaks specifically to mergers in the medical device and diagnostics industry, but the wisdom shared can be applied to all businesses.
We love that there are more articles on culture and integration issues published by the major consulting firms. That’s progress. This is an interesting piece from BCG who was writing about conscious business behavior long before it was in the popular press.
In this article posted in Hoffpost Business's Blog, they reference studies that indicate that 70 - 90% of mergers and acquisitions result in what is considered a failure. And of those according to a McKinsey survey, 25% of executives say that the absence of a "culture fit" was the key reason why so many mergers fail! So the answer is yes.
"Delivering a vision of seamless merger success requires discipline and expertise, apart from creating a culture of accountability and enthusiasm." Within this evolving climate, business leaders and managers must find better ways to integrate diverse corporate cultures without compromising on their primary goals.
B the Change Media, which recently raised $2m in startup capital, will launch a quarterly print magazine and website this summer, and plans to organize events for socially and environmentally responsible firms.
This LinkedIn article written by Jennifer Ploskina, a Business Development Director of BI Worldwide references a book that we endorse called Conscious Capitalism. The book and associated movement are both optimistic and cautionary.
Doing well while doing good, might just be catching on. According to this article published in the WSJ, Do-good investing took a step forward in 2015 with "Sustainable Investing" going mainstream as Wall Street ramps up interest. It is thought that the year 2015 might well have been when sustainable investing became sustainable.