Business is an unlikely hero: a force for good working to solve society's most pressing challenges, while boosting bottom line. This is social purpose at work. And it's a dynamic journey. Purpose 360 is a masterclass in unlocking the power of social purpose to ignite business and social impact. Host Carol Cone brings decades of social impact expertise and a 360-degree view of integrating social purpose into an organization into unfiltered conversations that illuminate today's big challenges and bigger ideas.
Transforming Lives via Financial Inclusion with Kiva CEO Chris Tsakalakis
To learn more about Kiva’s purpose-driven growth, we welcomed Chris Tsakalakis, CEO of Kiva, to the show. Chris and his team have created a cycle of impact, fostering person-to-person connections that have resulted in $1.6 billion in loans to 4 million borrowers around the world.
Doing “Immense Good” with Founders Pledge Co-Founder David Goldberg
It’s fitting that the 100th episode of Purpose 360 features an organization helping more businesses be a force for good. Founders Pledge, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “empower entrepreneurs to do immense good,” leverages a unique model to enable founders to direct a portion of personal proceeds to vetted charities and initiatives.
Hey, Google: What’s your purpose?
To learn more about Google.org’s focus on humanity’s biggest challenges, we talk to Megan Wheeler, global project manager leading global giving and volunteering campaigns across the enterprise.
US Bank Invests its Heart in Communities
Reba Dominski, Chief Social Responsibility Officer at US Bank, and President of the US Bank Foundation, returns to talk about purpose in their communities.
Building a Better World With Sustainable Brands
To learn more about what it takes to create a sustainable organization that is more people-, product-, and planet-oriented, Purpose 360 welcomed KoAnn Skrzyniarz, CEO and Founder of Sustainable Brands. Through Sustainable Brands, she and her team have led the global conversation about how 21st century brands can deliver new business value through innovation for environmental and social purpose.
Advancing the Stakeholder Economy with Martin Whittaker
As the leading voice in ‘just’ business behavior, JUST Capital is a nonprofit organization with a mission to equip the market with the data, tools and insights to deliver on the promise of an economy that works for all Americans. To talk about the evolution of this movement and continued impacts of the pandemic, we spoke with Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital.
Engaging and Insightful
Carol asks the same questions that are on my mind about how big brands are authentically navigating and creating social purpose. It’s great to hear their insights and “lessons learned” so directly.