Published: March 27, 2011

The 2nd annual Conscious Capitalism Conference: Unleashing the Power of Passion and Purpose was hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) and took place on March 2nd, 2011 for selected students from around the state by invitation only. Blake Jones was the second speaker of the event.

Blake Jones is the President and Co-Founder of Namasté Solar, a 100% employee-owned solar electric company based in Colorado.  He began his career in 1996 working as a civil engineer for Halliburton in the oil and gas industry before spending three years in Nepal implementing solar, wind, hydro, and electric vehicle technologies.  He then returned to the USA in 2004 to co-found Namasté Solar which became one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation with a #56 ranking in the 2009 Inc 500. 

Namasté Solar was named #1 Best Place to Work in 2009 by the Denver Business Journal, is on the Worldblu List of Most Democratic Workplaces, and was awarded the 2009 Innovations Award by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) for its unique employee ownership structure.  In February of 2009, Blake had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama before he signed the historic $787 billion stimulus bill.  Blake is a 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee, is a NABCEP certified PV installer, and has a BE in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University.