Tindell3 Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, spoke to an engaged audience on Thursday, February 7th as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Business in Society Conference, an event co-sponsored by IBiS and Darden’s Net Impact Club.  His visit was also part of the Leadership Speaker Series, which has brought corporate leaders, such as CEO John A. Luke Jr. of MeadWestvaco, an IBiS founding corporate partner, to Darden to share insights and expertise with student, faculty, and staff.

Tindell maintains an employee-first culture, which has landed The Container Store on Fortune magainze’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” 13 years in a row.  He is involved in Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a community of like-minded business, thought and academic leaders working to elevate humanity through a conscious approach to business.  Along with Tindell, IBiS Academic Director R. Edward Freeman also serves as a Director in the Conscious Capitalism organization, providing thought leadership based on his renowned stakeholder theory approach to business.

Read the Darden Media release and watch the video of Tindell’s speech here.


 The Olsson Center for Applied Ethics is writing a case on The Container Store that will be released through the Darden Case Collection soon.