Category Archives: UC Cooperative Extension

The Whole Foods Approach to Conscious Capitalism

Some might view the term ‘conscious capitalism’ as an oxymoron – but not John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.

In a new presentation from UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Mackey offers a spirited defense of free enterprise and argues that businesses can have a positive societal impact while being profitable. Then he joins Dean and Professor Steven Currall for an enlightening Q&A session.

Watch “Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market,” online now.

And make sure to browse through our impressive roster of visionary business leaders sharing their worldviews, such as Amazon.com’s Marc Onetto and Emmy-nominated producer and managing director of Octagon Entertainment, John Ferriter.

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When Oysters and Cows Collide

California’s scenic Marin County is home to two thriving industries that were once in conflict – oyster farming and dairy farming.

In order to grow healthy and marketable oysters, the farmers depended on clean water in Tomales Bay. But regulations meant to protect the bay from cattle runoff were so strict that dairy farmers feared they could no longer stay in business.

Now, with help from scientists at UC Cooperative Extension, these two communities have found creative solutions that allow both kinds of farmers to share this beautiful and fertile region. Find out how in the latest edition of UCTV Prime Cuts, “Cooperation Trumps Conflict in Tomales Bay.”

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