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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

‘We Need More Businesses That Think Beyond Their Bottom Line’

This post was originally produced for Forbes.

“Capitalism has transformed the modern world, but it has also evolved greatly over the last hundred years,” said Cotopaxi CEO Davis Smith. “I’m a believer that capitalism and businesses can be a force for good in the world. We need more businesses that think beyond their bottom line – that look to how they can give back to people and planet.”

“As business leaders, we have a responsibility to give back through our businesses,” he concluded.

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 Eastern, Smith will join me for a live discussion about Cotopaxi and its mission. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.

More about Cotopaxi:

Cotopaxi is a venture-backed outdoor gear company with a social mission at its core. Every piece of gear raises money for a specific humanitarian cause around the world. Packs for education. Water bottles for clean water projects. Apparel for health care initiatives.

Smith’s bio:

Davis is the CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a social mission. He was previously the Co-CEO of and, Brazil’s Startup of the Year in 2012, which raised over $40M in venture capital. In 2004, he also founded, and later sold,, America’s largest pool table retailer. Davis is a graduate of Brigham Young University and of the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute.

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