Executive Leadership Series Luncheon
CEO, Whole Foods
February 26, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Founders' Inn Ballroom
*Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
$25 - Alumni • $30 - Public
Registration deadline: Thursday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods
John Mackey is a visionary leader whose fresh, innovative business philosophy has propelled Whole Foods to the number 32 spot on Fortune's list of the 100 best places to work. His new book, Conscious Capitalism, presents his fundamental principles to help businesses prosper financially, while also generating critical forms of value—emotional, social, intellectual, ecological, financial and spiritual—that lead to quality of life for his employees.
John’s revolutionary, mission-driven business model unifies profitability with integrity, compassion and global responsibility. John explains how a company can benefit shareholders, employees, vendors, customers and the environment without compromising its financial viability. With vision and purpose, the architect of one of the most inspiring stories in modern business invites listeners to join him in reclaiming capitalism to change it from a system of avarice to a force for good.
As the company’s visionary, he has led the development of many innovative programs such as the $10 million in low-interest loans to local farmers to help them expand their businesses; the Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is to help end poverty in developing nations with micro credit; and a rating system that improves the welfare of food animals.