Raj Sisodia, Distinguished Professor, Tec de Monterrey, and Christian Molina, Academic and Research Director, Center for Conscious Enterprise, participate in a fireside chat during INCmty 2021.
By JOSÉ ÁNGEL DE LA PAZ | EGADE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Conscious enterprises have the power to heal our societies for post-COVID-19 recovery, assured Raj Sisodia, Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise, and Christian Molina, EGADE Business School Professor, and Academic and Research Director of Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Center for Conscious Enterprise (CEC).
The CEC academics delivered the fireside chat “The Healing Power of the Conscious Enterprise for the Post COVID” within the framework of the ninth virtual edition of INCmty 2021.
They both recognized the role of conscious companies, organizations with a higher purpose that, apart from generating financial returns, have the capacity to create long-term economic, social, and environmental value, through plans and actions aimed at transforming societies and making them more prosperous.
“To heal, our actions need to prioritize love,” said Sisodia, Co-founder and Global Leader of the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Sisodia explained that, with capitalism and the free market, we have been participants in social progress such as the increase in literacy, the reduction of child mortality, and the decrease in the global population living in extreme poverty.
Nevertheless, he observed that individuals’ psychological suffering has increased, and environmental degradation has multiplied.
Considering that we are currently facing a crisis with more than three heads, including climate change, overproduction and overconsumption, and social polarization, he stressed that our societies’ need to heal now plays a starring role.
Therefore, Sisodia declared, “it is essential that, at the personal, community, national and global levels, people exercise a transformational leadership that is empathetic and conscious.”
Taking into account that the pandemic has been a traumatic experience for humanity, Molina agreed that governments, companies, and individuals are under an obligation to evolve, based on the values of well-being, mindfulness, and happiness.