Fifth Manhattan practices Conscious Capitalism as our investment strategy, based on evidence of higher return on investment as well as the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative and cutting edge companies that are intending to simultaneously create the most good in the world for all stakeholders. Additionally, every company which embodies this philosophy, runs their business with a “higher purpose” than ‘just making money,’ but in doing so, will make more money in the long term. Please read more below and we’d love the opportunity to continue to explore what this could mean for your own business.
THE CONSCIOUS CAPITALIST CREDO
We believe that business is good because it creates value.
It is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange.
It is noble because it can elevate our existence.
It is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity.
Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.
Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world.
Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs.
They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company’s purpose, all the people the business touches and the planet we all share together.
Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative, and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment.
They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical, and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders.
Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love, and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.