People, Planet, Profit and Purpose – A Quadruple Bottom Line Mindset Focused on Equity, Ecology and Economics

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week: Fore-Caring with a Quadruple Bottom Line Focus on People, Planet, Profit and Purpose with:

  • Our Huge Heart – where People are always at the center of the work
  • The Best Science – reinforced by the wisdom traditions of 2,500 years ago and neuroscience from 2,500 milliseconds ago
  • The Best Principles – that are timeless and universal
  • Best/Next Practices – that inform how we can operationalize this work both in and in spite of current systems
  • For the Greatest Good – where a quadruple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit and Purpose prevails
  • & For the Longest Term

There is no playbook anymore for taking a stand, but that should not stop us!

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In Gratitude to the People Who Strive for Equity:

Appreciation to all that served and were served at this year’s Cause Conference

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Purpose.

In the spirit of profound gratitude and joy, thank you all for your active participation in and commitment to creating a kinder and more purpose-filled community. This year’s Cause Conference was a powerful gathering of Service  to individuals and organizations!

Whatever your role – attendee, volunteer, student, speaker, content expert or sponsor – and whether you came as a passionate advocate or an informed skeptic, you were instrumental in our symphonic composition. Together we demonstrated that greatness is possible when a committed group of caring souls get together to make a difference of consequence and show up fully with courage (gut), love and compassion (heart) and collective wisdom (head).

On this 20th anniversary we honored our past and reached for the future. Our Inaugural Purpose Awards through our great partnership with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University honored Will Marre. Will was a local purpose luminary. Will’s positive spirit and loving impact is one of the spiritual forces shoring up our efforts and passions.

From our opening keynote with Patrick Combs to our closing keynote with Skyler McCurine we were collectively energized, inspired, and emboldened to take the necessary and available actions to leave the world a better place for the children and generations that follow.

We lived into our conference theme at the intersection of Cause + Commerce with our Connect, Coach and Champion elements. We have every confidence that you connected deeply with at least one other kindred spirit, learned at least one Purpose Practice you can activate at home or work, and both championed others as well as felt like the champion you really are in advancing this authentic and powerful way to show up in the world.

We worked hard to curate people and topics that reflected:

  • Our Huge Heart – where People are always at the center of the work
  • The Best Science – reinforced by the wisdom traditions of 2,500 years ago and neuroscience from 2,500 milliseconds ago
  • The Best Principles – that are timeless and universal
  • Best/Next Practices – that inform how we can operationalize this work both in and in spite of current systems
  • For the Greatest Good – where a quadruple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit and Purpose prevails
  • & For the Longest Term – with Scalable and Sustainable solutions that will make For Purpose the new normal

Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, if you would like to stay connected on this purpose journey and be apprised of other gatherings, do join us at: https://www.facebook.com/ChamberOfPurpose/

And visit us at our website at: ChamberOfPurpose.org

May we remember to reach for those farthest behind first, and may you be that person you needed most when you were younger.

With love and respect on behalf of the entire SDAMA and Chamber of Purpose teams

Your co-chairs,

Neville Billimoria, Eric Kaufmann & Larry Kesslin

 

In Service of Our Small Blue Planet with Environmental Stewardship:
Neighborhood Drop Off Programs for those Interested in Composting from Inika Small Earth: (Making community composting  easier)

In January 2018, City Council of San Diego unanimously passed an amendment to the solid waste ordinance allowing community scale composters to compost up to 1000 tons of vegetative food scraps anywhere in the city without requiring a franchise hauling license. This is path breaking and a first for any local government in the State of California and sets the stage for community composting.

As a result community compost hubs and food scrap drop off points are springing up all over our city. These compost hubs are keeping organics out of landfills, strengthening the spirit of community and regenerating our depleted urban soil. One such innovative social enterprise is Food2Soil which is building a network of decentralized, hyper-local loops connecting food waste generators, soil-farmers and urban gardeners thus ensuring that resources stay close to their generation points and benefit the local communities.

Residents and businesses in San Diego can now participate in a program that composts their food scraps for them. Each compost hub utilizes these scraps to teach the next generation of urban farmers to grow food for their communities in ways that regenerate the soil and preserve its capacity to naturally cycle nutrients. In doing so they make handcrafted compost that is humus rich, made entirely from fruit and vegetable scraps, transformed with the help of oxygen, water and billions of friendly micro-organisms that keep soil alive.

Food is for humans, animals and soil. Sending food to landfills contributes to climate change. More importantly it deprives animals and soil of the nutrients they need and increases our farmer’s dependence on corn and soy feed as well as nitrogen based fertilizers.

Food2Soil offers a weekly pickup of kitchen scraps for its member businesses.

Individuals and households interested in joining the drop off program can learn more and sign up online at http://www.dropoff.food2soil.net/.

Businesses Can Advance a Purpose Agenda Leveraging the Power of Economics:
Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

“I knew I was going to get a lot of hate mail. I knew I was going to get threats. I knew my family was going to get threats, and all of that has happened,” he says. “But somebody’s got to have the courage to step up and say something needs to be done.”
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/15/656849460/blue-and-red-companies-how-ceo-activism-is-reshaping-workforce-politics?ft=nprml&f=1001

Thanks this week go to the entire Cause Conference team, Sarah B-M, Eric K and the Conscious Leaders Collective and everyone working on purpose!

Please pay it forward
Love,
Neville

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‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.’- Mark Twain

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