Barry Shore,The Ambassador of JOY, welcomes Mark Donohue, a Leading Pioneer in Impact Entrepreneurship. From its roots in 60’s cultural and environmental movement, the “Impact Entrepreneurship has grown exponentially. This interview will touch on: the Past and Future of Sustainability, Impact Investing, meditation and “Appreciative Inquiry” as wise practices in business, and a broader “evolutionary perspective” on our current era in humanity’s progress.Given our societal imperative to accelerate empathy, reduce suffering and create more “Culture of Caring,” Mr. Donohue founded LifeGuides, a Public Benefit Corporation, in 2016. The enterprise has the goal to reduce suffering/struggle for 1B within 15 years, as it becomes the largest for-profit accelerator of human empathy. The company’s Mission Statement is: “Growing a Platform for Caring People to do Extraordinary Good.In January 2019, LifeGuides was awarded the “Abundance Impact Challenge” Grand Prize from Peter Diamandis.
Mark has specialized in “impact” enterprises, “conscious capitalism” and “triple bottom line” economics for 30 years. His passion is to bring regenerative, healing and sustainable models to much-greater scale in our world. He is an expert in sales, strategy, design, teaching, consumer products and finance.He was Entrepreneur-in-Residence for over five years, and subsequently Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, at Babson College, which is consistently #1-rated in the world for Entrepreneurship education. In January of 2011, Mr. Donohue was honored as one of the “Top 100 American Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior,” by the organization Trust Across America.Mark’s past roles have included: Chairman & Founder of a Silicon Valley $100M+ venture fund; Chairman & CEO of a 200-employee pharmaceuticals enterprise; and Board roles for a dozen businesses.