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The Imperative of Purpose-Centered Leadership Hosted by Grace Farms and B Local CT

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your inner changemaker and join us for an illuminating evening with Matthew McCarthy, the former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s. Dive deep into “The Imperative For Purpose-Centered Leadership” where we’ll uncover the transformative power of the Certified B Corp movement and the ripple effect Connecticut businesses are making globally.


Before and after the keynote, there will be a free Expo, featuring the robust Certified B Corporations based in Connecticut.


This program is hosted in partnership with B Local CT.

4 – 5 pm | B Corp Expo
Dive into Connecticut’s vibrant scene of Certified B Corporations! Explore standout brands like Earth AnimalHayvn, Bigelow Tea, and Grounded World. Discover how they’re making a real difference.


5:10 – 5:50 pm | Keynote from Matthew McCarthy


5:50 – 6:15 pm | Q&A
Adam Thatcher, the mind behind Grace Farms Foods, will be leading an insightful Q&A with Matthew McCarthy. It’s your chance to dive deeper, ask questions, and gain clarity!


6:15 – 7 pm | B Corp Expo Continues
Missed the first round or need a second look? No worries! The expo continues, offering another opportunity to connect with Connecticut’s B Corp community.

Matthew McCarthy

With over 30 years in the corporate world, Matthew McCarthy has built a career transforming business. From starting in a family business to leading $1 billion-plus global companies, Matthew has been at the forefront of re-inventing business to drive results through purpose. He was the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s for the past 5 years, leading the company to its greatest period of financial growth and social mission impact. He recently wrapped up a 26-year run at Unilever where he led some of the most iconic and pioneering brands in the consumer packaged industry. He helped found Unilever’s Men As Allies working group for gender equity and has been a champion for racial equity and inclusion. Matthew’s impact and leadership has received broad recognition including Cannes Gold Lion, Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business, Adweek’s Brand Genius award, and Columbia Business School’s Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics.

Matthew’s body of work speaks to his human-centered leadership approach. He is a mentor and coach, and also considers himself a life-long student, especially in matters of gender, systemic racism, reparative justice and environmental regeneration. Matthew’s wife Lisa is the Director of the Zoological Health Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo. They make their home in New York’s Hudson Valley.


BLocal – CT


Wednesday, November 1, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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