The host for CRM Radio, Stacy Gentile, said that of all the guests he invited this year, Dora Lutz is the one he looked forward to most. She is the author of “The Aspirational Business” and the founder and president of GivingSpring.com. In this interview, Stacy asks and Dora answers:
- The definition of an Aspirational Business Model
- Why a significant percentage of “startups” consider themselves to be social entrepreneurs
- Why Aspirational Businesses are more profitable
- Learn the reason new hires prefer a socially conscious leadership in their place of employment
- The reasons why 98% of customers are interested in a company’s social responsibility initiatives
- The biggest benefit of an Aspirational Business beyond superior profitability
- How companies that pay attention to Social Responsibility have lower risk management costs
- Why Aspirational Businesses keep employee longer
About Dora Lutz
Dora is one of a handful of certified Shared Value Consultants in the country and serves as Regional Voice Lead and Chair of the Global Strategy Council for Impact 2030, a United Nation's initiate designed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through volunteerism and service.
Currently, Dora works with organizations such as the National FFA Organization, the Indiana Economic Development Association, teaches entrepreneurship at Purdue University, and advises multiple social entrepreneurs on building effective social enterprises.
Dora's experiences and M.B.A. with a focus in Organizational Leadership provide insight into the ways a well-planned Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program can improve business and support multiple stakeholders, and is able to deftly explain how the most recent research can apply to real business scenarios.
About Giving Spring
Make Money (And Make Meaning) Most leaders know that shareholder value alone isn't enough to engage today's employees, consumers or investors. But we haven't known the formula to move us beyond this limited vision of success. Until now.
Aspirational Businesses know how to set and effectively execute a world-changing vision that motivates and retains employees, deepens consumer loyalty, ensures a healthy supply chain and drives profitability.
About the Book:
The Aspirational Business: How great companies B.E.G.I.N. to create optimism, energy, and commitment through world-changing goals
After years of research, modeling and consulting, Dora Lutz is sharing the common actions purpose-driven leaders and social entrepreneurs take to generate both world-changing impact and profit.
This book covers the five primary components to building an Aspirational Business and uses GivingSpring’s proprietary B.E.G.I.N. process to move your organization towards purpose and profit.
Filled with stories, examples, activities and personal reflection points, The Aspirational Business sets a solid foundation for any leader looking to do more with his or her business.