Enlightened Capitalist Virtual Summit

Virtual Summit


The Virtual Summit was held May 16 – 18, 2018
21 Speakers presented 22 @ 30-minute sessions about
BEING Good, DOING Good, and DOING Well
as you become a more Enlightened Capitalist
15 Speakers answered questions during live Q&A sessions

Topics ranged from How to Handle Stress, Being Good in the Midst of Chaos, Leadership from the Heart and Ecological Decision Making to Creating a Business Case Your CFO Will Love and 3 speakers spoke about messaging and story-telling to connect with your various audiences. You can see the other topics in the Agenda.

We also had 2 keynote speakers who spoke on The Power of Human Connection and Terrific Trends for Enlightened Capitalists.

And so much more.

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  • may 16
  • may 17
  • may 18

08:30 – 09:00

Q&A with Andy Last

09:30 – 10:00

Q&A with Sophie Wisbrun

10:30 – 11:00

Q&A with Alan Williams

11:30 – 12:00

Q&A with Robin Palmer

12:00 – 12:30


01:00 – 01:30

Q&A with Richard Schultz

02:00 – 02:30

Q&A with Dr. Ulwyn Pierre

03:00 – 03:30

Q&A with Robert Clancy

04:00 – 04:30

Q&A with Marion Neubronner

08:40 – 09:00

Q&A with Shel Horowitz

09:30 –10:00

Q&A with Tabi Jayne

10:30 – 11:00

Q&A with Ravinol Chambers

11:30 – 12:00

Q&A with Minto Roy

12:00 – 01:00


01:30 – 02:00

What Have We Learned?  The Virtual Summit Wrap Up - Carol Wain

02:00 – 02:30

Q&A with Carol Wain


Our experts are behind-the-scenes heroes.

Shel Horowitz

Transformpreneur at Green and Profitable

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Terrific Trends for Enlightened Capitalists: Fixing Hunger, Poverty, War, and Catastrophic Climate Change for Fun and Profit

Starting with the idea that we continuously do things that used to be considered “impossible” accomplishments, that we now take for granted—from iPods to space travel, from organizing to save a local mountain to a South Africa emerging out of apartheid and into democracy—the talk demonstrates that hunger, poverty, war, and climate are all resource issues. Once we look at these crises that way, they become solvable. 
Then, this inspirational and empowering talk moves into the advantages to business of solving the biggest problems of our time. Motivating not through guilt or shame but by combining the vision of a better world with the power of profitable business, this talk demonstrates that real change is not only possible, but profitable.

Examples (curated for each individual audience) may include:

A company whose solar-powered LED lanterns are a ladder out of poverty for thousands of households in Africa and Asia

A fair-trade organic coffee roaster who funds village-led community development projects that attack poverty and injustice at their roots

A major carpet company that not only shifted its entire enterprise toward sustainability but slashed costs by initiating eco-friendly, economical manufacturing processes

A retailer that created a NEW $15 billion/year market, selling organic food to people who for the most part don’t go to Whole Foods (the name of the company will shock some in the audience)

A company that makes a soccer ball into an electric charging station: play for 30 minutes, and charge a device for up to 3 hours

A major UK department store whose soaring profits after publicly measuring 100 sustainability indicators caused the company to add another 100 metrics

A solution to mobility for wheelchair users that replaces bulky, fuel-inefficient, and slow paratransit with individual transportation the size of a Smartcar

Numerous creative ventures that are pushing the boundaries of physics and biology, developing new “biomimicry” products and systems that model nature’s principles: high materials strength, waste-as-input, adaptability, and other state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to the most challenging issues that we humans and our planet must solve.

 Bob Willard

President of Sustainability Advantage

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Create the Business Case for Sustainability Your CFO will Love

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are responsible for the financial wellbeing of their organizations. They probably acknowledge that environmental and social concerns deserve attention, but not at the expense of the current and long-term financial health of their companies or institutions. Surprisingly, many organizations are discovering that they can enhance their financial situation by performing better on their environmental and social goals.

Based on Bob’s new free, open-source Sustainability ROI Workbook, this presentation shows how sustainability professionals can frame the business case for sustainability initiatives in the CFO’s familiar return on investment (ROI) and cost-benefit analysis language. Bob uses business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to help sustainability champions ensure that the direct and indirect measurable benefits for any category of sustainability initiative provide compelling justifications for taking action.

 Anne C. Graham

#1 Best Selling Author, Speaker, Accelerator

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How to Close your Profit Leaks to Fund Your Higher Purpose

You have a big dream for your business… a vision for how you want to have impact, a mission and purpose that you want to fulfill. 

Just like putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others, your business has to be successful and profitable before you’ll have the funds available – your oxygen – to achiever your greater goals.

In this fast-paced session, you’ll learn 2 powerful strategies that you can take action immediately to close your profit leaks and create the financial power to move confidently towards your goals.

 Dr. Stephen Hobbs

Founder of Wellth Movement

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Ecological Profitability: Its Contribution to Ethical Decision-Making

Bridges how an Enlightened Capitalist (entrepreneur or executive) makes decisions to balance Purpose, People, Performance, Planet, and Profit using Nature as Educator.

 Dr. Ulwyn Pierre

CEO of Embracing Freedom Inc.

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The STRESS-Factor In Change: An Enlightened Capitalist’s Choice
Take Control Of That Silent Killer Called STRESS

Stress is a Fact of Life. It slowly creeps up on you and then controls your thoughts and actions, distorting your behavior and reaction to everyday stimuli. It is the source of many illnesses and deaths. It is compounded by a diversity of stress-related situations we encounter on a day-to-day basis and, many times, are even difficult to discern or recognize. Stress is defined as a mental or emotional disruptive influence that tends to deform your body. Research documents that stress kills!

Let’s put our lives back into our own hands and take control of that silent killer. It is incumbent upon us, as Enlightened Capitalists, that we learn to address this issue proactively rather than reactively. This session will provide you with the tools and strategies to deal reactively (relative to your current stress) as well as proactively to ward off, to a large extent, potential causes of stress. Understanding how to handle stress in your personal and professional life will allow you to control your mental and emotional well-being.

Take a Stand! Be an active participant in the game of life, not a spectator.

Robert Clancy

Managing Partner at Spiral Design Studio

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Leadership From the Heart

As a technology expert, business leader and professional programmer with a highly developed spiritual side, bestselling author Robert Clancy reveals how he views the world, business and life’s mysteries as a puzzle, an algorithm, or a long line of code that needs cracking—a cypher, if you will. Robert will discuss how the right tools, each of us can be empowered to “decode” the cyphers of our lives, moving us into greater wellbeing and wholeness in our careers. 

Program Takeaways:

  • Learn how to improve you leadership through a compassion for others.
  • Gain a sense of renewed purpose and self-worth.
  • Realize the importance of your connection to humanity and how it enhances your career and life— everyday.
  • Discover the exceptional power of kindness and the unexpected opportunities it provides to those who dare to give.

Minto Roy

Managing Partner at Social Print Paper and Royal Printers

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Sustainability Narratives & Communication Strategies that Support C-Suite Decision Making

To ensure Sustainability gains a permanent seat at the C-Level Suite, sustainability professionals must evolve the current language used between environmental and business leaders to ensure their effective collaboration. A new communication framework and script that will create shared ideology, dialogue, and competitive urgency to elevate policies and practices that measurably support both business growth and advance the circular economy.

Minto's presentation will review concepts, case studies and strategies to assist professionals create customized verbal and written narratives to frequently asked questions posed by their client’s, staff and other relevant stakeholders. This presentation will also provide instructions on how professionals can more effectively communicate their capacity and commercial value to assist others in elevating sustainable practices while also supporting key stakeholder objectives.

Jeff Golfman

Founder and President of The Raw Office

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10 Keys to ECO- Entrepreneurship


  • How to achieve complete transparency in a business
  • Walking the walk and no greenwash—what it means to be an eco-entrepreneur
  • How to secure money for start ups and small businesses
  • How to assemble a great team and choosing the right board of directors, investors and management team
  • Defining “opportunity” and how to recognize and capitalize when opportunity presents itself

Ravinol Chambers

Entrepreneur, speaker and producer / director

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Supporting, Empowering and Magnifying People Doing Amazing Things to Create a Better World

The capitalist wants to take over the world, the person seeking enlightenment wants to head for the hills. 

Recognise either of these stereotypes in yourself? Is it possible to be an enlightened capitalist and what does that even mean anyway? How can we create a powerful narrative around being an enlightened capitalist?

Ravinol will explore these questions and offer his insights having spent 7 years as a full time monk and 21 years as a film maker, 8 of those running his own multi award-winning film company working with some of the biggest forward thinking brands in the world.

Expect to come away...

  • With greater clarity on what an enlightened capitalist is and why the world needs more of them
  • With the common myths around enlightened capitalism busted for good
  • With some powerful narrative ideas for being an enlightened capitalist
  • With some key tips for inspiring others about enlightened capitalism without coming across as an idiot / without getting their back up / without being a pain in the ass 🙂

Suzanne West

President and CEO of Imaginea Energy

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Imagining a New Energy Company

Imaginea has the vision to create a new kind of energy company - one that values Planet, People, Profit - to find "AND" solutions. We intend to transform the current fossil fuel industry into producing Clean Hydrocarbons (produced without emissions, without pollution and without the use of fresh water). We want to change from an "extractive" industry to a regenerative economy ecosystem. 

We want to change from a mechanical thinking to biological thinking. We want to change companies where information is guarded to where it is shared and leveraged. We want to move from transactional to transformative. To do that we have to change paradigms, mindsets - we have to have a deep level of collaboration and we must advance technology that makes all three better (Planet, People, Profit). This presentation will showcase how we intend on getting to Clean Hydrocarbons and what the future can look like. The key takeaways will be a) spreading the word about this new ecosystem we want to build and to find people to join us on this journey b) catalyze people to work on the problems that need solving c) raise the consciousness needed to change the world

Tabi Jayne

Founder of EarthSelf

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Connecting your employees to nature to improve organisational well-being, performance and sustainability

Nature Connection is an emerging field of research which highlights how connecting to nature is not only essential for optimal human health but that it also inspires us to take better care of the planet.

When brought into an organisation it provides a valuable tool to improve employee experience in a way that’s good for people, planet, purpose, performance, and profit.

Marion Neubronner

Sponsorship Director Sheworx LA Investor Summit

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Forgiveness at Work

A science-based approach to develop useful mental habits for developing sustainable high-performance.
The goal is to help participants understand how to overcome challenges and be more resilient.
Overview of the neuroscience of emotion and mindfulness and exercises to develop muscles of resilience.

https://www.facebook.com/keepitsimplero/videos/1732482600387459/?hc_ref=ARQtAMsB3QP76Z1-cRIG1nxMpKcIXtZCBm5QCrL0gYJ5p0DRQ4rGeXtdxHknAeqOW8c&pnref=story -My last presentation for a Civic Devt Conference in Romania.

Kevin Gangel

Co-founder of Unstoppable Conversations

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Generate your Noble Cause: Empowerment through Purpose

We live in uncertain times—more bad news than any one person can absorb, more change than anyone can keep up with. In the face of this unease, we easily fall into survival mode. When that happens, there is a predictable future of individual concerns, competition, and win/lose strategies that degrades culture, performance, and the very experience of being a team.

The pathway to a sustainable, high-performing culture is to discover and acknowledge that predictable future and choose powerfully between what almost certainly will be, and what could be. In that moment of choice, you can ask yourself, "What is the reason for existence of our organization? What's it all for?" And in answering that question, you will be able to uncover the noble cause that's always been there, just not articulated and made tangible. And therein lies a future that will move, touch, and inspire everyone within your organization.

Richard Schultz

CEO WisdomWays

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Being Good in the Midst of Chaos

Leaders and businesses are needing to operate in a world of accelerating change, increased complexity and disruptive technologies. It is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with the change, let alone innovate and get ahead of it.

When leaders and managers feel out of control and powerless, a typical reaction and behavior is to create a controlling, depleting environment that robs the precious energy needed by the organization to thrive with change. It can also lead to overwhelm and burnout.

In the midst of the chaos, 'Being Good' is not only within the realm of our control but also ignites the energy of teams to collaborate, innovate and thrive.

In this presentation, you will learn...

  • How BE GOOD is the seat of authentic power and control in a world of accelerating change
  • How leader/manager beliefs and behaviors create the climate for either dysfunctional or high functioning teams 
  • 5 inner (Be Good) elements completely within your control that provide stability and capacity to thrive in the midst of chaos
  • Some awareness tools to assist you in identifying where you lose energy and capacity to thrive with change.

Donna Lendzyk

Certified Business Coach & Storyteller

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The Power of Storytelling in Your Enlightened Capitalism Quest

As business leaders on a mission to bring more enlightenment to our business world, it can feel at times like there are many priorities competing against our quest. Additionally, operating now in an information-overload, crazy-busy world, it can sometimes feel like we have challenging road ahead of us in creating the change we seek. 

In this engaging presentation, you will discover the 3 key "super-powers” of storytelling in business that Donna has discovered over her years in being an agent for change You will also discover the 3 key “ingredients” to get you started in leveraging the power of storytelling in your quest today.

Alan Williams


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Shhh... The Values Economy is Here ...

We are living in extraordinary times – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. The pace of change will never be this slow again. In the service sector, many traditional approaches are no longer relevant and there is a new business agenda emerging. The successful SERVICEBRANDs of the future will be those who share common values with stakeholders (rather than pursue profit above all else). We refer to this paradigm as The Values Economy.

Sophie Wisbrun

Sustainable Business Catalyst, Doing Business & Doing Good

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Doing Business & Doing Good

The purpose of business is to serve society, to create a better world with respect for people and planet, to solve humanity's biggest issues and turn them into opportunities.

The moral challenges can be turned into business opportunities -12 $ trillion per year. The price of inaction is far greater than that of action. 

You are a conscious business leader, a change maker, a CSR practitioner, a social entrepreneur or a social intrapreneur and you are looking for strategies, tips, tools, insights, inspiration how to start this transformation to a better world through your business.

Sophie Wisbrun is helping people and organizations to be a force for good and drive transformative change to a better world. 

In this 30 minutes session you will discover: 

-  6 steps to use the positive power of a brand to create a sustainable consumer habit change

- 10 lessons from an award winning social intrapreneur

- 4 steps to create systemic transformation

- 8 infinite lessons how to use your business to create a better world

- What makes a Good Business


Rebecca Murtagh

Founder & CEO of Award-Winning Digital Consultancy Karner Blue Marketing & Crowd Success TM

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Power of Human Connection

Its all a myth. We have been programmed to believe that success is a solo endeavor. 
Yet, science has proven that we are all connected, perform better in groups, and are literally hard-wired to help one another. 
The key to success is being prepared for opportunities that will be created by the quality of connections you make, and the relationships you build.

Join me on a journey that connects what you instinctively know with the latest science to explain why success comes faster when we connect with the right people, at the right time. 
This talk just might blow your mind!

At the end of the session you will:
- Understand how the latest science and greatest scientific minds in history apply to building an enlightened business.
- Know how to apply the same methods the most successful people use to achieve their goals.
- Understand what you can do today and every day to generate more business opportunities.

Carol Wain

Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author, Speaker - Enlightened Capitalist, Marquee Marketing, Marquee Incentives, Marquee Experiences, Marquee Events

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What Have We Learned? - The Virtual Summit Wrap Up

Carol will recap the Virtual Summit to connect all the various components that the Enlightened Capitalist speakers shared and to remind you of the action items you should be taking immediately and shortly after the event.

Andy Last

CEO & Co-founder, MullenLowe Salt

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The Age of the Do Wellers (and why we need to talk a bit less about the Do Gooders)

We all love the companies and individuals that stand out for the good they do in the world. It’s at the heart of most societies, cultures and religions to encourage charity. But if we want to bring about the sort of systemic change the world needs, if we believe in ‘doing well by doing good’, then we need to have a more balanced conversation. We need to praise the ‘doing well’ as much as the ‘doing good’. We need to talk about ‘Capitalism’ as much as ‘Enlightened’. This presentation will talk about why the most successful social programs have not only had ‘doing well’ at their heart, but have been unapologetic in the way they talk about it. It will show how you can link ‘doing well’ more explicitly to CSR, sustainability and philanthropic programs, and so move them closer to the heart of your organisation’s strategy. And will give you four rules for being a ‘Do Weller’.

Robin Palmer

Serial Inventor/Founder/CEO

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Conscious Innovation – How to Turn Your Problems into Products for Good

You Will Learn:

  1. Opportunities to Consciously Innovate in Your Daily Life
  2. How to Get Started - Creating for Good
  3. Solving Pieces of the Puzzle – Intellectual Property, Prototyping, Fundraising, Early Adopters, Finding Your Team
  4. “Braving” - Boldly Shining Your Light on Your Inventions
  5. How I Overcame Common Obstacles to Successfully Innovating for Good

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