Since 1990, when I joined Social Venture Network, I have been involved in advancing the movement for socially responsible business. I was a cofounder of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), serving on its board during its inaugural year. In 2002, I joined the board of Social Venture Network (SVN). During my six years on the board, I served for two years as vice president and four years as president. I am proud that, during its first 25 years, Social Venture Network led the way in establishing socially responsible business not only as a legitimate course of action for companies to pursue but also as an important theme in the curriculum at business schools across the world.
My 2006 book, Values-Driven Business (co-authored with Ben & Jerry’s cofounder Ben Cohen), inaugurated the SVN series of seven books on socially responsible business, published by Berrett-Koehler. I served as editor of the remaining six books. In 2013, I co-authored The Business Solution to Poverty with anti-poverty crusader Paul Polak, which won a 2014 Axiom Business Book Award.
I am a principal in two B Corporations, both of which are also California Benefit Corporations: Mal Warwick Donordigital, which I founded in 1979 and still serve as chairman of the board of directors; and the One World Play Project, on whose board I also sit. Both companies are headquartered in Berkeley, California.
Links to my articles on business and other topics are below.
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