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9/8/17 Houston | In Conversation with Raj Sisodia on Conscious Capitalism

September 8, 2017
Houston, TX

Member Price: Complimentary
Non-Member Price: $75



Using Conscious Capitalism to Build Resilient Companies 

Attendees joined us as we kicked off our 2017–2018 Long-Term Value Creation Series with a moderated conversation on conscious capitalism and how boards can best lead their companies toward long-term value creation for both shareholders and society.   

Raj Sisodia—co-author with John Mackey of the best-selling book Conscious Capitalism—dove into the conscious capitalism philosophy, which encourages leaders to consider the company’s higher purpose and all of its stakeholders as a guide for resource allocation and building resilient organizations.  


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A special thank you to our book sponsor: Longnecker & Associates


Location and Time


Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks
Houston, TX 77027

7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion
7:50 am Program Presentation Begins
8:30 am Audience Q&A
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation

9:15 am Final Networking


  Conscious Business Summary Audit
  Raj Sisodia's PowerPoint Presentation
  NACD PowerPoint Presentation

Speaker Spotlight


Raj Sisodia

FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College
Director, Container Store

Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He was previously Trustee Professor of Marketing, the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University. Raj has a Ph. D. in Marketing & Business Policy from Columbia University, where he was the Booz Allen Hamilton Fellow.

Raj has written ten books and over 100 academic articles. He is the co-author (with John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family (Penguin/Portfolio 2015), named as the Best Leadership and Management book of 2015 by 800-CEO-READ and one of 15 best books of 2015 by Forbes. His most recent book is Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business (Berrett-Koehler, 2016). His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose is considered a foundational work in explaining the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business. It was named one of the best business books of 2007 by several organizations, including Raj’s next book The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide (with Timothy Henry and Thomas Eckschmidt) will be published by Harvard Business Review Publishing in 2018.

In 2003, Raj was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Bentley University honored him with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2007 and the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2008. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. In 2013 and 2015, Raj as named to the Thinkers 50 list of business and management thinkers from India. Raj has published over one hundred articles in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Management and California Management Review. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, and numerous other publications, along with radio shows and television networks such as CNN, CNBC and Fox. In 2016, Raj was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

Raj serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Mastek Ltd. He is a Trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc .

Alan Crain, Moderator

Director, EP Energy Corporation, World Affairs Council of Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, American Arbitration Association, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

Alan Crain has advised Fortune 500 companies on legal and business matters throughout the world for over 35 years. From 2000 through 2016, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Governance Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated, a technology and services company supporting the international oil and gas industry with revenues over $20 billion and operations in more than 80 countries. At Baker Hughes, Alan had global responsibility for all legal affairs, compliance, insurance, government relations, risk management and security. Previously he served as General Counsel for two other multinational Fortune 500 companies.

Alan was a member of the Board of Directors of Mariner Energy, Inc. a multibillion dollar NYSE listed exploration and production company, prior to its sale to Apache Corporation and was also the Chairman of the Board of Accend, Inc., a private software and data base company.

Alan is a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Board Fellow. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of corporate governance matters and other challenges facing boards of directors, including speaking at programs for the NACD, Stanford University, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Rice University, Duke University and the University of Texas. He is the founder of the Director to Director Exchange at Rice University.

Alan has over 30 years of experience serving as an arbitrator in a broad range of cases, involving both domestic and international commercial issues under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, The International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and various public securities arbitral forums. He has also served as a sole arbitrator under the UNCITRAL Rules. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Alan was an adjunct Professor of Law at the Law Center of University of Houston for 10 years, teaching courses in international business law. In addition to his law degree, Alan earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering and a M.B.A.



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