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Victoria Plaksin

Board Director/Deputy Chair Conscious Capitalism ANZ

Victoria is an advocate and ambassador for Women in Leadership and Conscious Capitalism. She Co-Founded Trusted Negotiator and for three years has been the Deputy Chair/Board Director of Conscious Capitalism Australia.

Conscious Capitalism exists to do good for the world through business. It builds on the foundations of Capitalism – voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation.

Conscious Capitalism Australia (CCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism and serving as a community of inquiry for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and social stakeholders.

Victoria’s role within CCA is to establish, develop and enhance strategic partnerships with key stakeholder organisations and businesses to create mutual value that will bring the CCA’s vision and mission to life.

Conscious Capitalism – a bold blueprint for a new system of doing business

Conscious Capitalism is a fast-growing global movement dedicated to elevating humanity through a business philosophy that has four key characteristics:

Business can and should be done with a higher socially-beneficial purpose in mind, not just with a view to maximizing profits. A compelling sense of purpose creates a greater degree of engagement for all stakeholders and enhances organisational energy.

Conscious businesses are explicitly managed for the simultaneous benefit of all their stakeholders, including customers, team members, investors, suppliers, communities and the environment. A conscious business aligns the interests of its stakeholders, seeking solutions to benefit all.

Driven primarily by service to the organisation’s purpose and stakeholders rather than power or money, conscious leaders lead by mentoring, motivating, developing and inspiring people, not through command and-control or the use of “carrot and stick” incentives.

Conscious cultures are tangible to their stakeholders as well as to outside observers; you can feel the difference when you walk into a conscious business versus one that is primarily pursuing profit. We capture this in in the acronym TACTILE: Trust, Accountability, Caring, Transparency, Integrity, Loyalty and Egalitarianism.

Learning Outcomes
Victoria is well placed to present this session as an advocate and ambassador for Women in Leadership and Conscious Capitalism. Victoria will provide an overview of Conscious Capitalism, with examples of companies applying the system and the performance results they have experienced.