Building an Equitable Future with Mark Horoszowski

“From the human behavior side, I think my stance – especially seeing the work that we do – is that the vast majority of humans are caring, supportive and want what’s best for themselves and others.”

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Episode Summary

Mark Horoszowski is the co-founder and CEO of MovingWorlds, an award-winning social enterprise that helps businesses scale their social impact programs by engaging employees in all sorts of profound opportunities. Mark is an RSA Fellow and is a lecturer on corporate social responsibility at The University of Washington Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility. Today, Aviv and Mark engage in a meaningful conversation on social responsibility, helping others and building a sustainable and equitable future. Mark shares some of the insights he has gleaned about human nature throughout the course of his journey at MovingWorlds. Finally, Mark provides three pieces of sage advice for young people looking to make a difference in the world today.

Essential Learning Points:

  • [00:57] – Aviv introduces today’s guest, Mark Horoszowski who shares his background in corporate social responsibility and what he enjoys most about his work
  • [04:10] – Mark reflects on the type of learner he is
  • [06:12] – What catalyzed Mark’s journey to MovingWorlds
  • [14:18] – The most important lessons Mark learned during his year of travel
  • [16:55] – The mission of MovingWorlds
  • [22:19] – Building a sustainable and equitable economy and the role of social businesses
  • [36:05] – Mark provides some examples of the work he and his team do at MovingWorlds
  • [40:06] – Challenges that Mark had to overcome and what he learned from them
  • [47:22] – The importance of the belief systems of people who get involved in systems change
  • [53:44] – Deep insights Mark has gleaned about human nature
  • [57:59] – What it means to Mark to be an RSA Fellow
  • [1:01:31] – Advice Mark would give to younger people looking to make a difference in this ever-changing world

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