2015 Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit to Focus on Purpose-driven, Multi-stakeholder, Culture-rich Companies Gaining Competitive Advantage by Problem Solving and Innovation

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Business Leaders convening in Austin, Texas, October 6 - 8, 2015, for the 9th Annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit

Co-Founder & former CEO, Costco

Co-Founder, Director and Retired CEO of Costco

“Apoorva and Jim are outstanding exemplars and advocates for business as a force for good. Their stories will provide deep inspiration and practical wisdom for conscious business leadership,” said CEO Doug Rauch.

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. CEO Doug Rauch announced the dates and early presenters for the 2015 Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, October 6 –8, 2015, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, outside Austin, Texas. “Summit Chairman Doug Levy has designed a timely and inspiring theme for our 9th Annual CEO Summit – Breakthroughs: Powered by Conscious Capitalism,” Rauch commented. “This theme reflects how purpose-driven, multi-stakeholder, culture-rich companies gain competitive advantage by the way in which they solve challenges and innovate.”

“We are delighted that Jim Sinegal, co-founder and former CEO of Costco Wholesale Corporation, will be joining us for the Summit and will share his inspiring and exemplary story in conversation with Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market,” Rauch continued. “Under Jim’s leadership, Costco has earned a reputation as a fair and progressive employer of 206,000 people worldwide, earning him multiple awards and accolades for his work.”

Rauch also announced that Apoorva Mehta, Founder & CEO of Instacart, will share his story of revolutionizing customer service by allowing customers to order groceries from their favorite local stores and have them delivered in as little as an hour. “Apoorva and Jim are outstanding exemplars and advocates for business as a force for good. Their stories will provide deep inspiration and practical wisdom for conscious business leadership.” Rauch concluded, “We will soon be announcing other inspiring presenters and practicum leads.”

The Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit is a 48-hour event – convening from lunch on Tuesday, October 6th through lunch on Thursday, October 8th. The program includes keynote presentations from inspiring CEOs and thought leaders, breakout practicums and experiential sessions in plenary, facilitated small group conversations, and rich opportunities to connect with a community of like-minded CEOs and presidents – of companies in a broad array of industries, from all around the world – who are committed to continually becoming more conscious leaders and to bringing the principles of Conscious Capitalism to life in their companies.

Greg Massey, President and CEO of First United Bank observed, “The stories of successes and challenges and the relationships I developed left me energized. I was able to bring back fresh ideas that have enabled our organization to make a greater difference in the lives of our stakeholders.”

The Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit is open to CEOs and presidents of companies with annual operating revenues of at least $5 million. For more information about the 2015 Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit visit the Conscious Capitalism web site.

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About Conscious Capitalism. Conscious Capitalism is a movement dedicated to elevating humanity through business.

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, publications and social media. We also support an emerging network of Conscious Capitalism Chapters, which serve as communities of inquiry for business leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and others.

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