“As humans, we all want clean air, pure water, abundant fish, and wildlife for our kids and the kids coming after them to enjoy. And as businesses and business leaders, we have to recognize that we have a tremendous amount of impact or harm, depending on the decisions that we make and how businesses operate."
-Phil Graves, Chief Sustainability Officer for Bass Pro Shops
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors – we borrow it from our children." These are Chief Seattle's resonating and truer-than-ever words, a Suquamish and Duwamish chief known for fighting for environmental responsibility and Native Americans' land rights.
For this episode of the podcast, we talk to Phil Graves, Bass Pro Shops Chief Sustainability Officer, about impact investing and profits to save the planet.
Phil is a purpose-driven leader experienced in corporate finance, new business ventures, investments, innovation, and strategy.
Previously, he was the VP of Corporate Development at Patagonia and the Founding & Managing Partner of Tin Shed Ventures, the most respected Impact CVC in the world. His expertise & entrepreneurial spirit have these companies drive positive environmental & social impact that's inseparable from their profit.
We discuss Vulture Capital vs. Venture Capital, how good-for-the-Earth can propel profits, and the opportunity for corporations to lead change while cementing their competitive advantage.
Interested in hearing more about sustainability trends in the corporate, venture capital, startup, and nonprofit space? Join us for What's Next Now: Sustainability – An Innovator's Guide to Climate Action on Thursday, April 28, 12-1 pm EST! Register here.
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