Conscious Capitalism Chapter at Arizona State University W P Carey School of Business and the 2019 Business Case Competition Winner
Conscious Capitalism Credo
We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.
Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world.
Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs. They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company’s purpose, all the people the business touches, and the planet we all share together.
Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders.
Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.”
Justin Zebb is the incoming president and founding member of the Conscious Capitalism W.P. Carey Chapter. After the summer, he will be completing the second year of his Master of Business Administration at Arizona State University, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management.
He is currently located in Silicon Valley, working in Strategy and Business Development for Cenergy Solutions, a company that focuses on utilizing clean and abundant biogas to dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels throughout the world. In his free time, Justin can be found either planning or actively pursuing his next international backpacking trip.
Jacob Green is the founder and outgoing president of Conscious Capitalism W.P. Carey Chapter, the first collegiate chapter of the global Conscious Capitalism movement. He is a recent MBA graduate from ASU who concentrated his studies in Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics.
Jacob enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son exploring the culinary offerings and playgrounds of the greater Phoenix area.
Carrie Houston will be joining Intel this summer as a Demand Supply Planner after recently earning her MBA from Arizona State University with a focus in Business Analytics. She previously worked in various supply chain, logistics, and analytics roles in the San Francisco Bay Area for popular food brands such as Nestle and Clif Bar.
Carrie also has a strong interest in supporting her local community through volunteering and serves on the junior board for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys road trips, cooking, and spending time with her husband and rescue pup, Teyla.
Caitlin Styres currently works as a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Katerra. She recently graduated from ASU with her MBA concentrating in Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management where she was named one of Poets & Quants ‘Top 100 Best and Brightest MBAs’ of the Class of 2019.
Caitlin’s professional background includes working at large Fortune 100 companies such as Amazon as well as serving as an economic development Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys working out, singing karaoke, and playing with her puppy Diego.
Elvis Diaz just graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Business Administration focusing on Finance and Consulting. He will be joining Intel as a Senior Financial Business Analyst supporting Global Supply Chain.
Prior to starting the MBA, Elvis was a Program Associate at The Bonner Foundation. In this role he supported the Bonner Scholars Program which funds over 3,000 diverse, low-income, first-generation college students annually across 60 universities.
As a recipient of the scholarship himself, Elvis was proud to give back by working for the foundation. Elvis enjoys community engagement work as he was involved with various nonprofits throughout his undergrad and through his work. He is excited to officially call Phoenix home, explore Arizona, and get involved locally.
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