WANTED: Experts and Entrepreneurs in Socially Responsible Business

I put together a list of topics to help entrepreneurs and businesses in build successful social missions, but I need your help.

Do you know:

1) Experts and entrepreneurs I can interview on the following topics:

–Assembling & leveraging a team of advisors. What you can expect from them & what you can’t
–Earning tax benefits for social mission programs
–Raising capital for social ventures
–Aligning the CSR and marketing departments
–Failed social missions and initiatives
–Tactics to involve employees in the company’s social mission
–The best bosses and company leaders in CSR/sustainability

2) Companies who’ve had unsuccessful social missions or initiatives and are willing to share what they’ve learned?

3) Companies who’ve built effective social missions and programs that we can learn from?

4) What else do you want to learn? What pieces of information will be the kryptonite for your business?

Please take one minute to think about who would be a great guest or topic for Cause Capitalism. Many of my past interviews have come from listener suggestions.

How to Help

  • If you know an expert or entrepreneur, send an email to them and CC me, olivia(at)causecapitalism.com, or send me an email with their name and I’ll track them down.
  • You can show a sample of my work by linking to interviews with Joe Waters (on cause marketing), Jay Coen Gilbert (B Corp) or others.
  • If you believe in the work I’m doing here. Let them know.



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  1. admin March 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Thanks for the suggestions I’ve received through email and Twitter. I’m reaching out to the entrepreneurs and experts you named. Feel free to add other thoughts here or email me directly.

  2. Kelly King August 29, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    I have a young business focused on Fair Trade. The company is less than a year old and sprouted from my work in graduate school at the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. At Queens, all MBA candidates are required to work with a life coach during leadership training. I hit the jackpot with my coach, Laura Neff, and as we worked to define my values and began building my life based upon them, my company was born. Sutton Fitzgerald encompasses the values of the McColl School – Competency, Character and Community- “To Serve, Not to be Served” and my own. Although we are a small and new company, I’ll offer any information I can. All my best- Kelly

  3. Olivia Khalili August 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi Kelly,

    Great story and wonderful mission. Thanks for introducing us to Sutton Fitzgerald.