Independent investigation found the punk rock Buddhist likely broke rules against “creating harm through sexuality.” As a result of allegations of sexual misconduct against Buddhist leader Noah Levine, he is no longer affiliated with two nonprofit organizations he founded. But last week, Levine announced he will continue to lead and teach for two for-profit entities. […]Read More Buddhist leader Noah Levine to continue teaching, despite #MeToo accusations
Three women came forward this week with accusations that they were groped by President George H.W. Bush. According to CNN, actress Heather Lind posted on Instagram (now deleted) about an incident that took place a few years ago during a photo shoot. In her post, Lind said Bush “touched me from behind from his wheelchair […]Read More George H.W. Bush Groped Women: Stop Blaming the Victims
Business ethics organization founded by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey releases statement on his ties to former Rabbi Marc Gafni. Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a nonprofit business ethics organization co-founded by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, has issued a statement about Mackey’s association with Marc Gafni, a spiritual leader and former rabbi accused of sexual abuse. Mackey’s […]Read More Conscious Capitalism® Issues Statement on Whole Foods CEO Link to Alleged Sex Abuser
Millions of people participated in Women’s Marches in 673 cities around the globe on Saturday. The marches across the U.S. marked the largest day of protests in the history of our country. And yet, last Friday, when Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America, efforts to combat violence against […]Read More After the Women’s Marches, Grab Your Wallet 2.0
We’re living in a world in which the President-elect can brag in the most vulgar terms about groping women, and dismiss it as “locker-room talk.” One in five women in the U.S. has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Nearly one in two women have experienced sexual violence other than […]Read More Is Whole Foods CEO’s Loyalty to Alleged Sex Abuser a Disloyalty to $WFM Investors?
Dear members of the boards of directors of Whole Foods Market and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.: How do we change the culture of sexual violence? Should conscious leaders hold each other accountable? We respect and admire Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s commitment to the value of loyalty. As a founding board member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., […]Read More An Open Letter to Whole Foods and Conscious Capitalism: Sexual Violence Accountability
Dear Secretary Perez, More than 27 million women shared their experiences of sexual assault, tweeting in the wake of Donald Trump’s “locker room talk.” The #NotOkay movement, initiated by social media maven Kelly Oxford, has crystallized around women’s stories of sexual violence. Secretary Perez, you are a scheduled keynote speaker at the Conscious Capitalism CEO […]Read More An Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez: Changing the Culture of Sexual Violence
Vice President Joe Biden, champion of the It’s On Us campaign, said last week about those who commit sexual assault, “We’ve got to shame these people. We’ve got to make them the pariah.” I previously wrote about Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey’s relationship with accused sexual abuser Marc Gafni. A former rabbi, Gafni has been […]Read More Conscious Capitalism: This is Rape Culture