Co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey has overseen the growth of his company from a single store in Austin Texas to a $12.9 billion Fortune 300 company. The natural and organic grocer now has more than 370 stores across the USA and 80,000 team members across the world. Mackey’s entrepreneurial expertise is backed with a determination to do business in a more conscious way; his success has been acknowledged by the fact that Whole Foods Market has been included on the Fortune magazine list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for seventeen consecutive years. Whole Foods Market has a number of visionary programs driven by Mackey’s passion for business that is about so much more than just the bottom line. The Whole Planet Foundation works to eradicate poverty in developing nations; the Local Producer Loan Program helps fund local farmers and food producers in business expansion; the Global Animal Partnership works to establish standards for the humane treatment of farm animals; and the Health Starts Here initiative encourages both customers and Team Members to work towards better health and wellness. A co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Movement, Mackey’s book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business sets out his vision of a free market that has an ethical conscience at its heart.
- Keynote: Conscious Capitalism in Cannabis
- Wednesday, December 2 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST