Elevating Business to Serve Humanity

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Spiritual Capitalism: Elevating Business to Serve Humanity
November 2–4 2023 • Monterey bay

The One Planet Summit is an intimate forum for leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals striving to build successful ventures that also, consciously, serve humanity. Taking  place November 2–4, 2023 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey Bay, it is designed to share knowledge, foster connections, and fundamentally reimagine the link between our economic decisions and spiritual existence.

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Holidays with a Purpose
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Holidays with a Purpose 2023

2015–2023 • multiple dates

In contrast to a traditional holiday party, Holidays with a Purpose takes the funds that would traditionally be spent and puts the amount instead toward something impactful. Over the years, the event has raised over 2 million dollars for organizations supporting women’s rights and education. The 2023 recipients were Starfish International and Lide Haiti.

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Virtual Startup Pitch Event

May 21, 2020 • virtual event

Startup founders pitch to One Planet investors who are joined by Stephen DeBerry of Bronze VC, and Mar Hershenson of Pear VC. Like a virtual live “Shark Tank”, the founders of 5 startups will pitch their companies live to a panel of veteran investors

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Racial Justice: Mass Incarceration in America | Derik Smith
Derik Smith—who teaches in the New York State Prison system—reflects on racial justice, unconscious bias and the inner human reality as a mirror capable of reflecting divine light.
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Gender Equality: Not Just a Women’s Issue | Justine Finn
Justine Finn—a Baha'i and the founder of Relation-Shift—talks about addressing and recognizing destructive biases against women in the real world.
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Cultivating a Relationship with Joy | Tatiana Zamir
Choreographer, performance artist and holistic healer Tatiana Zamir explains why more than 300 million people suffer from depression around the world.
How to Be a More Tolerant and Flexible Person
Do you think of yourself as a flexible, tolerant person? We’d all probably like to claim these fine virtues as our own, but lately our societies seem to lack those attributes.
A Mother’s Advice on Raising Champions for Race Unity
Watch as Wilma Ellis Kazemzadeh explains why loving guidance is needed at every age and offers her perspective on how parents should spend their time.
How an Interracial Couple Helped Changed Minds and Hearts
Watch as Farnazeh and Jack Guillebeaux share more about how the Asheville community’s attitude toward interracial marriage changed.
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About the One Planet Summit

The One Planet Summit is pioneering a business philosophy that champions humanity's well-being above traditional corporate objectives. Each year, the Summit serves as a forum for leaders and visionaries, who blend business and spiritual insight, to inspire real-world solutions and foster a new community of collaborators.

one planet summit 2023

In November 2023, our inaugural event took place at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey Bay. Themed 'Spiritual Capitalism,' this year's gathering brought together more than 200 participants and showcased over 30 presentations.

Thursday, November 2
5:30 – 6:45 pm pdt
Opening Session: The Common Good

We’ll set the context of the Summit with hearing unique experiences on how profit and influence can be drivers for the collective good. We’ll hear from four leaders and sit down with billionaire, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Steve Sarowitz.

Sean Hinton

Sean Hinton

terbish partners
Ami Kumordzie

Ami Kumordzie

sika health
Emily Chew

Emily Chew

CALVERT
6:45 – 7:30 pm pdt
Faith in Business: A Fireside Chat with Steve Sarowitz
Steve Sarowitz

steve sarowitz

Wayfarer Studios
7:30 – 9:00 pm pdt
Affinity Groups Welcome Dinner

Affinity Groups are an opportunity for Summit guests to meet and engage on a theme of shared-interest. Facilitators will start the conversation, ask each member of the table to introduce themselves, and invite them to share what aspect of the topic most interests them.

7:30 – 9:00 pm pdt
Bonus Program: Exclusive Late-Night Screening

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Friday, November 3
7:00 – 8:00 am pdt
morning activities

Start your day off right with one of the following: Guided Meditation, Ashtanga Yoga, or a Leadership Beach Hike.

9:30 – 11:15 am pdt
MAINSTAGE SESSION: PROFIT WITHOUT LOSS

Probing the fault lines of institutional collapse and materialism, we explore how transformations of our business ecosystems can take shape. What would an investment strategy look like that acknowledges racial and social bias? How can we reassess the definition of influence and success? How could these shifts contribute to a more inclusive and equitable landscape?

Sarah Gulbrandsen

Sarah Gulbrandsen

buyerlink
Lacee Jacobs

Lacee Jacobs

THE H.I.P. NETWORK
Daryn Dodson

Daryn Dodson

ILLUMEN CAPITAL
Paola Santana

Paola Santana

glass
Kevin Sabet

Kevin Sabet

FOUNDATION FOR DRUG POLICY SOLUTIONS
11:15 AM – 12 pm pdt
Leading by Heart: A Fireside Chat with Julian MacQueen
Julian MacQueen

julian macqueen

INNISFREE HOTELS
12:00 – 1:30 pm pdt
Affinity Groups Luncheon

Affinity Groups are an opportunity for Summit guests to meet and engage on a theme of shared-interest. Facilitators will start the conversation, ask each member of the table to introduce themselves, and invite them to share what aspect of the topic most interests them.

2:00 – 2:45 pm pdt
Keeping it RealReal: A Fireside Chat with Julie Wainwright
Julie Wainwright

julie wainwright

therealreal
2:45 – 4:30 pm pdt
MAINSTAGE SESSION: the pitch fest

Bringing together entrepreneurs at the intersection of innovation and intentionality, five founders will have the opportunity to pitch a panel of seasoned investors (and the full Summit audience) for potential funding and ongoing support from One Planet Group and its extended network. Judges: Stephen DeBerry, Shabnam Mogharabi & Shane Tedjarati

Ami Kumordzie

Ami Kumordzie

sika health
Paola Santana

Paola Santana

glass
Melissa Pancoast

melissa pancoast

the beans
Shub Debgupta

Shub Debgupta

predict health
5:00 – 6:30 pm pdt
MAINSTAGE SESSION: Spiritual Capitalism

Questioning traditional economic paradigms, it asks, does capitalism today adequately address the challenges of scarcity of resources? Do often-underserved spiritual principles fit, or fail to fit, into current economic narratives? Can the two be combined?

Layli Miller-Muro

layli miller-muro

MILLER-MURO CONSULTING
Randy Haykin

randy haykin

THE GRATITUDE NETWORK
Siamak Hariri

siamak hariri

HARIRI PONTARINI ARCHITECTS
Frank Panici

frank panici

norr
Melissa Pancoast

melissa pancoast

the beans
May Samali

may samali

HUMAN LEADERSHIP LAB
6:30 – 7:30 pm pdt
Panel: Can Spirituality and Capitalism Coexist?

In a world questioning the merits of capitalism, this panel delves into the role of spirituality in business. Can spiritual principles coexist with capitalist ambitions, or is a complete economic overhaul required? If so, what could that look like?

Rainn Wilson

rainn wilson

AUTHOR, ACTOR, ENTREPRENEUR
Mam-Yassin Sarr

mam-yassin sarr

STARFISH INTERNATIONAL
Julian MacQueen

julian macqueen

INNISFREE HOTELS
Emily Chew

Emily Chew

CALVERT
Daryn Dodson

Daryn Dodson

ILLUMEN CAPITAL
9:00 – 10:30 pm pdt
Harmonic Prosperity: Music for the Soul
Radiance Talley

radiance talley

WRITER, POET, VISUAL ARTIST
Jb Eckl

jb eckl

SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER
Sophia Zamani

sophia zamani

SINGER, SONGWRITER
Eric Dozier

eric dozier

RECORDING ARTIST, MUSIC EDUCATOR
saturday, November 4
7:00 – 8:00 am pdt
morning activities

Start your day off right with one of the following: Guided Meditation, Ashtanga Yoga, or a Leadership Beach Hike.

9:30 – 11:00 am pdt
MAINSTAGE SESSION: Charting a New Path

In this final session, we'll look at the ethical landscapes of economic life. Can businesses operationalize honesty, integrity, and service? Can technology and data aid the pursuit of equity? Can success be measured as participation in shared prosperity?

Mam-Yassin Sarr

mam-yassin sarr

STARFISH INTERNATIONAL
Shane Tedjarati

shane tedjarati

TRIBRIDGE GROUP
Stephen Deberry

stephen deberry

bronze
Rainn Wilson

rainn wilson

AUTHOR, ACTOR, ENTREPRENEUR
11:00 – 11:15 am pdt
Lightning Insights

Three selected participants take the stage for a series of quick, 3-minute talks. Dive into their unique business perspectives and solutions in these brief but impactful presentations.

David Hemmat

david hemmat

blue coding
Dr. Bahia Overton

Dr. bahia overton

bahia honey
Denise Sabet

denise sabet

tiny soul media
11:15 am – 12 pm pdt
Reinvention: A Fireside Chat with Paul Ahlstrom
Paul Ahlstrom

Paul Ahlstrom

Angel studios
Adam Robarts
LinkedIn

Adam Robarts

Founding Director
Ami Kumordzie
LinkedIn

Ami Kumordzie

Founder & CEO, Sika Health
Daryn Dodson
LinkedIn

Daryn Dodson

Founder & Managing Director, Illumen Capital
David Hemmat
LinkedIn

David Hemmat

CEO, Blue Coding
Denise Sabet
LinkedIn

Denise Sabet

CEO, Tiny Souls Media
Dr. Bahia Overton
LinkedIn

Dr. Bahia Overton

Bahia Honey Beauty And Well-Being
Dr. Joy DeGruy
LinkedIn

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Author, Researcher & Educator
Dr. Shahrzad Sabet
LinkedIn

Dr. Shahrzad Sabet

Co-Director
Emily Chew
LinkedIn

Emily Chew

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Calvert Research and Management
Eric Dozier
LinkedIn

Eric Dozier

Recording Artist, Music Educator
Eva Yazhari
LinkedIn

Eva Yazhari

General Partner
Frank Panici
LinkedIn

Frank Panici

Vice President, Norr
JB Eckl
LinkedIn

JB Eckl

Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Joshua Lincoln
LinkedIn

Joshua Lincoln

Principal
Julian MacQueen
LinkedIn

Julian MacQueen

Founder & Chairman, Innisfree Hotels
Julie Wainwright
LinkedIn

Julie Wainwright

founder & Former CEO, therealreal
Keely Cat-Wells
LinkedIn

Keely Cat-Wells

Founder & CEO
Kevin Sabet
LinkedIn

Kevin Sabet

President & CEO, Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions
Lacee Jacobs
LinkedIn

Lacee Jacobs

Founder & CEO, The H.I.P. Network
Layla Yarjani
LinkedIn

Layla Yarjani

Emerge Health
Layli Miller-Muro
LinkedIn

Layli Miller-Muro

Founder & Principal, Miller-Muro Consulting • Founder & Former CEO, Tahirih Justice Center
Mam-Yassin Sarr
LinkedIn

Mam-Yassin Sarr

President & Co-Founder, Starfish International
May Samali
LinkedIn

May Samali

Founder & CEO, Human Leadership Lab
Melissa Pancoast
LinkedIn

Melissa Pancoast

Founder & CEO, The Beans
Neal Harmon
LinkedIn

Neal Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO
Paola Santana
LinkedIn

Paola Santana

Founder and CEO, Glass
Paul Ahlstrom
LinkedIn

Paul Ahlstrom

Angel Studios
Pejman Nozad
LinkedIn

Pejman Nozad

Founding Managing Partner
Radiance Talley
LinkedIn

Radiance Talley

Writer, Poet, Visual Artist
Rainn Wilson
LinkedIn

Rainn Wilson

Author, Actor, Entrepreneur
Randy Haykin
LinkedIn

Randy Haykin

Founder & Chief Purpose Officer, The Gratitude Network
Sarah Gulbrandsen
LinkedIn

Sarah Gulbrandsen

COO, Buyerlink
Sean Hinton
LinkedIn

Sean Hinton

Principal, Terbish Partners • Former CEO, Soros Economic Development Fund
Seth Cohen
LinkedIn

Seth Cohen

Chief Impact Officer
Shane Tedjarati
LinkedIn

Shane Tedjarati

Chairman & CEO, Tribridge Group • Former President & CEO, High Growth Regions, Honeywell
Shub Debgupta
LinkedIn

Shub Debgupta

Founder & CEO, Predict Health
Siamak Hariri
LinkedIn

Siamak Hariri

Founding Partner, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Sophia Zamani
LinkedIn

Sophia Zamani

Singer, Songwriter
Stephen Deberry
LinkedIn

Stephen Deberry

Founder & Managing Partner, Bronze
Steve Sarowitz
LinkedIn

Steve Sarowitz

Founder & Chairman, Paylocity • Co-chairman, Wayfarer Studios
Zhang Xin
LinkedIn

Zhang Xin

Co-Founder & Former CEO

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