Making Conscious Capitalism Work: The TOMS Shoes Story

Published May 12, 2015


Leading OrganizationsStrategy

Giving isn’t just a feel good opportunity, it actually makes for a good business strategy. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, shares the cultural distinctives that have created the TOMS movement and spread shoes and love around the world.

About the Speaker(s)
Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver

Toms Shoes

Blake is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, best known as the founder and Chief Shoe Giver of Toms Shoes. In 2007, only a year after its beginning, TOMS Shoes was honored with the prestigious People's Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. And two years later, TOMS and Blake Mycoskie were the proud recipients of the Secretary of State's 2009 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), presented by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.