Weekend Briefing No. 2

WEEKEND BRIEFING is a selection of insightful articles on social innovation, delivered right to your inbox every weekend. If you have friends that would like this, please forward it along. They can sign up for free here.


FAST COMPANY’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES came out this week. By my reckoning at least 30% of the companies on this year’s list were For Purpose Organizations. Four companies profiled in Profit & Purpose were recognized on this year’s list: Donorschoose.org, IBM, Nike and Warby Parker. Both Nike and Donorschoose.org were in the top 10 and Charles Best from Donorschoose.org graced the cover.

PATAGONIA’S NEW CEO Rose Marcario talks with The Guardian about build products that last, living an examined life as a company and board meetings in wetsuits.

LEVIS VP of Sustainability talks about the surprising truth of where the most water is used in the lifecycle of the classic 501 jean.

BILL GATES  discusses condom design, private planes & his love for dishwashing.

MICHAEL PORTER makes the case for investing in companies that are creating shared value, “When business solves a problem, it makes a profit – which lets that solution grow.”


Have a restful and thoughtful weekend. //