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  • Title
    Co-CEO, Co-Founder
  • Affiliation
    Whole Foods Market

When Mackey co-founded the precursor to Whole Foods in 1978, natural and organic products were for hippies. Now the Austin-based retailer is not only tapping into consumers’ shifting habits but wielding powerful influence in a food movement that has changed the way people eat and affected everything from farming to labeling. Mackey is also leading another movement—this one called “conscious capitalism”—that urges a more ethical way of doing business.