Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

The Heart of Money: “What Do You Look for in Conscious Corporations?”

Michael, William, Patrick, and Henry

Michael, William, Patrick, and Henry in hot and humid Havana, Cuba, with water in evil, single-use plastic bottles.

Paul Sutherland no longer lives in Uganda and now resides in Michigan with his four youngest kids, ages 5 to 10, where he and his wife, Amy, try to be an example of Parenting for a Peaceful world in which democracy begins at home.

“What companies do you feel are really conscious and practicing virtues?” “What type of leadership?” “Who do you admire?” I often get these questions at seminars and schools and even in coffee shops—and typically the person asking has “Be the Change” printed on their T-shirt or on a laptop sticker. And I cringe because these “questions” are often barely disguised statements like: “Corporations, governments, institutions are killing the environment, fostering greed and consumerism, propping up dictators—all for a profit.” And underlying all that is the question: “How do you profit and still feel untarnished and superior?”  Well, to be honest, we must live consciously before we go blaming, shaming, and complaining about how others (corporations/governments/institutions) behave. So, after a bit of a rant I will get to the original question.  But first, the rant! Years ago, I was at TED Global Event’s fancy dinner networking evening when a Brazilian sat down next to me and started a conversation by saying, “I have been a social activist working for the environment for 2 …

Paul Sutherland

To ask Paul a question, email him directly at [email protected].


This entry is tagged with:
ConsumptionEnvironmentEconomy

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag


1 (844) 375-3755
2019 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC

Total Aliveness Challenge

20th Anniversary

Win a 12-month All-Access Pass to Spirituality & Health online courses - a $225 value!

We will select one winner on the 1st of each month.