"Making Dollars While Making Change"

Jonathan Quarles March 5, 2023

The session “Making Dollars While Making Change” will be based on Jonathan Quarles’ book, a half-memoir, half playbook on how to use business as a platform for social impact. As our generation continues to be charged with the increasingly challenging task of leading with purpose in all endeavors, this fireside chat with author and entrepreneur, Jonathan Quarles, and CEO of itselectric, an EV charging company, Nathan King, will discuss the importance and how-to’s of building businesses that marry purpose and profit. Mental health and cultural awareness will also be prominently featured as important tools for intersecting business with social impact.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)


Social entrepreneurship, mental health and wellness, equity, cultural awareness, double bottom-line, triple bottom-line

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We would like to see this panel result in the following: - Ensure that the audience walks out with an understanding of why marrying purpose with business is not just a feel good thing to do but a business imperative - Inspire anyone in the audience with a game-changing idea to pull the trigger on it - Encourage anyone in the audience who is not an entrepreneur to think of one way that he / she can weave purpose (or “doing well”) into his / her professional work - Encourage and provide a framework for participants to begin doing one thing to improve their mental health / wellbeing on a weekly basis


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameJonathan Quarles
  • TitleFounder & CEO; Author
  • OrganizationQuartz Water Source; The BTL Group
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNathan L. King
  • TitleCo-founder / CEO
  • Organizationitselectric
  • StatusConfirmed
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