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CSR News Announces "Conscious" Investment

Submitted by: Zaadz, Inc.

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Mar 29, 2007 – 12:01 AM EST


John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, invests in social networking site with a purpose

Mar. 29 /CSRwire/ - TOPANGA, CA -- March 29, 2007 -, the online social networking site for people passionate about improving their lives and changing the world, announced today the investment of John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, Inc.

Zaadz, which was recently recognized by WorldBlu as one of the World's Most Democratic Organizations, is a purpose-driven business committed to inspiring and empowering people to live at their highest potential—using their greatest strengths in the greatest service to the world. John Mackey's track record as a leader in the field of "conscious capitalism" and the triple bottom line of "people, planet, and profit," makes the investment one of ethics as well as economics.

Brian Johnson, Philosopher & CEO of Zaadz, knew from the beginning he'd found a mentor and kindred spirit in Mackey. "I first met John about a year ago, as we were developing a partnership with John’s non-profit, FLOW, which is dedicated to liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good. John’s work with FLOW and Whole Foods has been an inspiration to me in so many ways, and I'm honored to have John's support."

Mackey is no less enthusiastic. "Zaadz is a mission-driven business of young, idealistic entrepreneurs passionate about changing the world." Mackey said, "I love the way the company is striving to integrate the ideals of conscious capitalism into its business at such a nascent stage and I'm looking forward to seeing the business evolve and catalyze true change in the world."

Zaadz, which serves nearly 50,000 members, is using its current round of funding to roll out "zPro"--a suite of tools for small business owners. zPro promises to empower conscious entrepreneurs by helping them develop communities around their brands, growing relationships with clients and customers and helping to, as Johnson puts it, "circulate wealth and wisdom."

About Zaadz, is a social networking site for people with a purpose. (Think MySpace for people who want to make a difference in the world.) Founded on the principles of conscious capitalism, Zaadz seeks to inspire and empower individuals to "be the change they wish to see in the world." For more information, visit, or email

For more information, please contact:

Siona van Dijk Zaadz, Inc.
Phone: (310) 907-6055
Obi Okorougo Zaadz, Inc.
Phone: 714.875.3233


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