We are embarking upon a new era in business, because the profit-at-all-cost model of business just isn’t working. Stephen Dynako, Program Director of Humanity’s Team’s Conscious Business Innerprise, speaks with Andrew Hewitt, founder of GameChangers. GameChangers is an organization that finds and ranks the top for-benefit businesses in the world, shares their world-class practices, and uses gaming dynamics to enroll organizations into the for-benefit model of business. Stephen and Andrew will take a deeper look into GameChangers’ mission to create a critical mass of for-benefit businesses in every major city in the world.
Through his leadership in creating GameChangers 500, a ranking of the world’s top for-benefit businesses, Andrew Hewitt has become a sought-after expert on what differentiates high performing purpose-driven companies. His research has led him to be featured in major media such as BBC World News, Forbes and Fast Company, lecture at leading institutions such as the U.N. University for Peace and the Social Entrepreneurship World Forum, and work with both innovative companies like Zappos.com as well as century old corporations.
As a member of the Fourth Sector Mapping Initiative Advisory Council, Andrew is supporting the U.S. government’s transition to a four sector economy where for-benefit corporate structures will join the traditional three sectors of for-profits, non-profits, and government organizations. When he’s not researching for-benefit companies he’s often supporting millennials in finding meaningful careers within this movement, or sitting on advisory boards of organizations like the Pachamama Alliance.
After years of growing up in snowy Canada, Andrew now spends most of his time defrosting in Encinitas, California where he is leading the charge to build a regional ecosystem to support local For-Benefit businesses.