Business Development


I am a Conscious Capitalist considering I believe that business is good because it creates value; it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange; it is noble because it can elevate our existence; and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity.

Conscious Capitalism® is a way of thinking about business that I believe better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world. Conscious businesses, through the application of four distinct guiding principles and underlying practices, will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity and compassion.

The reality is that there are only a few hundred governments in the world, given the number of countries, however there are millions of businesses of all sizes that exist. I believe in the power that these organisations have to contribute to building a society that lives in harmony with itself and the environment; and is reflective of all who exist in it by actively growing their economies. I work with private companies that:

  • Seek an effective independent non-executive director to add value to their private company's governance framework and processes, through understanding the application of international codes and best practices, in building a high performance board and culture for their growing enterprise;

  • Look to invest meaningfully in training and mentorship programmes that develop their young talent and professionals – in their personal and professional lives; and

  • Search for appropriate community initiatives and organisations to contribute towards their Socio-Economic Development (SED) and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) spend, in line with their values and core business.

A leadership strategy without ethical clarity produces moral and economic bankruptcy.
— Bill Donahue