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$10,000 Grant for Pitch Contest Winner

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!

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Yahoo Finance Visits CC

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.

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PE Heading in a New Direction

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.

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A Company's Values Are Becoming Its Brand

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.  

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Conscious Capital goes Prime Time

Just like the writer of an article in Conscious Company Magazine entitled “How the “Sharks” are Missing the Blue Ocean of Conscious Capitalism, the show “Shark Tank” peaks the interest of most in the investment banking world, as it shows an elementary snapshot of what we do to the world. 

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Is Culture Fit Really that Important?

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.  

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M&A Success = Managing Employees

"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.

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A Little Reflection

As we approach the holidays and enter the New Year, it is natural to start reflecting on where you have been and where you are going. Cathy Clark’s On Impact Digest posed two good questions to consider.  1) What is the role of Business in Society and 2) How Corporate Culture Affects the Bottom Line?

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Thinking about a Sale or Merger....?

Thinking about a sale or merger?  Have you thought about the impact of culture on the success of a transaction? Studies and articles like the one below continue to show that the best approach is to devote time and resources to understanding cultural fit, and it is best to start thinking about it before the process ever starts.

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