What you will learn:

Participants will explore the nuances of being socially responsible, from themselves, their community, to business and the global economies. What has transpired over the past years to give rise to today’s Impact, Meaningful and Purposeful Economies. What are the drivers of these evolutions and how can they play a part of these changes.

We’ll introduce various terms and define them and discuss the impact of the various movements, which have led to today’s extreme changes for business and our society towards developing and focusing on programs doing good. From the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transformation efforts for individuals, to programs globally effecting change. Discussion around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) factors, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and MQ (Moral Intelligence) impacting how leaders develop and an understanding towards leading a values-driven, purpose-driven life.

We’ll discuss various forms of consciousness in business and within ourselves as individuals and cite major actions that have taken place such as the 2019 Business Roundtable statement from 181 CEOs suggesting:

[Citizens] deserve an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity. We believe the free-market system is the best means of generating good jobs, a strong and sustainable economy, innovation, a healthy environment and economic opportunity for all.

This comes on the heels of Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock asking in his 2019 shareholder letter:
“that every company needs a framework to navigate this difficult landscape, and that it must begin with a clear embodiment of your company’s purpose in your business model and corporate strategy. Purpose is not a mere tagline or marketing campaign; it is a company’s fundamental reason for being – what it does every day to create value for its stakeholders. Purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits but the animating force for achieving them.”

About the instructor:

Darby Hobbs is a change agent, creator, producer, and storyteller focused on Social Innovation and determining growth opportunities in the areas of greatest social and environmental impact.

Through Darby's firm, SOCIAL3, she works with entrepreneurs to mid-stage and large public companies, engaging with them to develop business ideas for the greater global good and direct benefit to local and global communities alike. Coming with over 20 years from the investment industry as a global strategist, product developer and marketing/brand specialist, Darby understands the human psyche and what triggers brand engagement.

Darby is certified in Corporate Social Responsibility and have worked in the area of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing over the past 12 years. Beyond working with business leaders, she also engages with financial intermediaries to educate and prepare them for integrating more purpose and value into their practice. At the same time, Darby works with their clients to align their values and passions with life decisions and most specifically their investment strategies. The goal is bringing to life the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) and refining a firm's overall purpose (Conscious Capitalism, Stakeholder Capitalism, Responsible Leadership, Shared Value, etc.).

Through their LivingWellTM approach, individuals learn about themselves, their own purpose, that of their firm they are working with and how to be that bridge in society towards redefining value and being part of what she defines as, the Circular Nature of Conscious Capital Formation. There is a new InvestingDNATM in our midst driven by what Darby terms, the Heart AccountTM, making most of us very aware of our Financial ChakraTM - applying money towards a greater global good. Through Magic, Imagination, and Creativity Darby brings participants through a sequence of learning that evokes curiosity and innovation, that has them understand their 'super power' and how they can effect change and work collectively towards a greater global mission.

In her work, Darby explores with individuals the importance of the following and how it gets factored into their everyday lives. Love, Compassion, Kindness, Empathy, Faith, Fear, Hope, Freedom, Dream, Joy, Inspire (In Spirit), Curiosity, Leadership, Loyalty, Truth, Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Trust, Wisdom, and Perspective.

Currently authoring a book with 48 leading global specialists, The NEW Way: Connecting the Heart, to the Mind, to the Wallet (Getting at the Heart of the Matter).

Adjunct Professor at Boston University developed and teach courses on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Impact and Impact Investing.
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