Winning Business

Our Winning Business segment highlights how businesses deliver a triple bottom line in real and practical terms. Each week, a member of our team of business consultants, journalists and investors report on macro-trends and specific company initiatives that boost profits because they benefit people and our planet. Inspirational. Informative. Innovative. Now that's Winning Business... because nobody has to lose!

Hal Adler

jon is the President of the Great Place to Work® Institute. In this role, Hal provides leadership and strategic direction for the Institute. He brings a creative, dynamic approach to his work with expertise in instructional design, leadership training and consulting. Hal is a regular keynote speaker and presenter at professional association conferences such as SHRM, ASTD, and the Human Capital Institute. Hal was the founder of the Training Arts Institute, and his professional career also includes leadership positions with the Center for Talent Retention, a management training and development firm, and Manpower, a global HR Consulting and staffing business.

Hal received his degree in music from SUNY Purchase in New York, and studied conducting while attending graduate school at The Boston Conservatory of Music. It was as a professional orchestra and choir conductor that Hal recognized the critical role that trust within an organization plays in efficiency, productivity, and performance at work."

Jonathan Bonnano

jonJonathan Bonnano is the Founder of the InterBill Corporation, Owner of Mobiliance, and Founder of ViaMoviles. 

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Cool Earth Solar, Founder of EarthBright, and Chairman of the Cleantech Investment Committee at Keiretsu Forum. He is a member of ACORE (American Counsel on Renewable Energy), a member of the New Energy Congress and sponsor of EasyConnect, a Berkeley based mobility and transportation study group.

Check out Jonathan's list of Top 10 Things that people can do VERY EASILY to reduce their resource usage and help our world.  Always remember, if you do not use it, there is no need to produce it.

Hazel Henderson

hazelHazel Henderson, Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer - Dr. Hazel Henderson is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Beyond Globalization, and seven other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 400 newspapers. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), and Australian Financial Review. She is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, the Report the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations. She also serves on several boards, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund, Cousteau Society, The New Economics Foundation (London, UK), and WETV (Ottawa, Canada). The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), is a co-venture with Calvert Group, Inc.: the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators –

12/30/07 Show - Hazel Henerson "Growing Green Energy Investment Sector"

3/23/08 Show - Hazel Henderson "Media and Markets"                                    wmp   real

4/06/08 Show - Hazel Henderson "Nobody has to Lose"                                   wmp   real

Dave Batstone

david It is a rare set of skills that enable David Batstone to be active as a business entrepreneur, professor and journalist. Batstone is Senior Editor of Worthwhile magazine and the Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine. Batstone was also a founding editor of Business 2.0 magazine and a contributor to Worthwhile Magazine, The New York Times, Wired, The Chicago Tribune, Spin and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is the recipient of two national journalist awards and named the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics. Gifted as an entrepreneur, Batstone has played an executive role in a niche investment bank operating internationally in the entertainment and technology industries. During the 1980s, he founded and directed a non-governmental agency dedicated to economic development and human rights in Latin America –

Mark Albion

marka "As I've pursued a career these last 30 years, the essential question for me has been: "How can I be a Marxist and still own a Jacuzzi?"

My dream has been that I and the next generation of business leaders – the generation our planet has been waiting for – would find a path to lifetime happiness ("Making a Life, Making a Living®," Warner Books, 2000), find our right livelihood ("Finding Work That Matters," Sounds True, 2002), and find a way to have a significant impact on making the world a better place for all ("True to Yourself: Leading a Values-Based Business," Berrett-Koehler, 2006).

You see, I never really lost the idea?s of the '60s. I just wanted material comforts, too. While I detested Western capitalism – witnessed by my 15-month backpack around the world after college – I returned to doctoral work at the West Point of Capitalism, and even became a marketing professor there.
I received my 15-minutes of fame in the mid-80s, started my own businesses, and even got a hug from then President Ronald Reagan, who taught me that when you make people feel good about themselves, they will do almost anything for you. Even so, as a fast-track "conflicted achiever" unhappy in his work, I found out, as the great philosopher Lily Tomlin once said, "The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat."–

Mark A. Finser

markMark A. Finser - President and CEO of RSF, a leader and innovator in the social finance sector. Through its many programs, RSF offers a variety of financial, philanthropic, educational and advisory tools to help organizations that provide social benefit. Mark was part of the founding group that reorganized and revitalized RSF in 1984. As a result of his leadership, RSF has grown exponentially, having made over $80 million in loans to social enterprises as well facilitating over $30 million of grants to organizations all over the world.