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The Purpose Inc. podcast hosted by Michael Young is a conversation about corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. The world is changing. Not entirely for the better. There is a growing belief that businesses should better serve all stakeholders – customers, employees, communities, as well as shareholders. In other words, business should have a Purpose. We talk to business leaders, writers, thinkers, analysts and critics of the evolving role of corporations in creating good in society.

Purpose, Inc. Michael Young

    • Management
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The Purpose Inc. podcast hosted by Michael Young is a conversation about corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. The world is changing. Not entirely for the better. There is a growing belief that businesses should better serve all stakeholders – customers, employees, communities, as well as shareholders. In other words, business should have a Purpose. We talk to business leaders, writers, thinkers, analysts and critics of the evolving role of corporations in creating good in society.

    Supporting Smallholder Farms in the Developing World with Gabriela Burian of Bayer Crop Science

    Supporting Smallholder Farms in the Developing World with Gabriela Burian of Bayer Crop Science

    According to the UN, by 2050 we will need to produce 70 percent more food as the global population grows by 2.3 billion. Globally more than 500 million smallholder farmers provide 80% of food for communities across the world. To discuss this, Michael welcomes Gabriela Burian, Senior Director Sustainable Food Systems at Bayer Crop Science. Michael and Gabriela talk Bayer’s emphasis on transparency, importance of connecting agriculture to sustainability and environmental health, and Gabriela shares what Bayer is doing to support stakeholders during the COVID-19 crisis

    • 31 min
    Special Report: Safer and More Supportive Workplaces in the Age of COVID-19 with Linda Seabrook of Futures Without Violence

    Special Report: Safer and More Supportive Workplaces in the Age of COVID-19 with Linda Seabrook of Futures Without Violence

    Today on the podcast, a Special Report on Creating Safer and More Supportive Workplaces in the Age of COVID-19 with Linda Seabrook of Futures Without Violence. I talk to Linda about the opportunity for intervention and realization that the workplace can be a safe place for those experiencing Intimate Partner Violence; the grim calculus a low-wage working woman must confront – between safety and a paycheck; what responsibilities do we have to each other as colleagues; what responsibilities do employers have; and how corporations should move to policies based on listening to vulnerable workers. Follow us on Twitter: @mbyCheck out our website: www.actual.agency

    • 36 min
    Talking Sustainable Capitalism and Circular Economy with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle

    Talking Sustainable Capitalism and Circular Economy with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle

    On this episode of Purpose, Inc, host Michael Young welcomes Tom Szaky to discuss sustainable capitalism, circular economy and the future of packaging. Tom is the Founder and CEO of Terracycle, a business devoted to eliminating the idea of waste through recycling - including traditionally difficult items to recycle. Tom has written extensively about recycling, re-commerce and the reducing waste from consumer goods packaging. Tom discusses the need for new approaches to capitalism, why consumer values and decisions about recycling and sustainability don’t always align. Tom shares about the circular economy, and the business model for Loop, and the power of nature being demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow us on Twitter: @mbyCheck out our website: www.actual.agency

    • 30 min
    Valuing Respect: How Business Should Think About Human Rights: A Conversation with Caroline Rees of Shift

    Valuing Respect: How Business Should Think About Human Rights: A Conversation with Caroline Rees of Shift

    On this episode of Purpose, Inc, host Michael Young discusses the intersection between business and human rights with Caroline Rees, the President and Co-Founder of Shift. Shift is the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights. Caroline is a leading voice and expert about the role of business in respecting human rights. They discuss the ways in which companies need to think about human rights and why there is often confusion surrounding them; why sustainability reports don’t always tell the full story; the disconnect between business models and sustainability and why they need to be reconnected; and how beginning with the most vulnerable populations is a necessity when planning for the interactions between people and businesses.Follow us on Twitter: @mbyCheck out our website: www.actual.agency

    • 34 min
    Can Global Corporations Solve the World’s Problems? An Interview with Alice Korngold

    Can Global Corporations Solve the World’s Problems? An Interview with Alice Korngold

    Are profitable and sustainable business models the way to solve the world’s problems? Author and expert, Alice Korngold, President & CEO of Korngold Consulting joins the podcast to talk about the role of corporations in developing unique solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Michael talks with Alice about her book A Better World, Inc., and whether corporations can be trusted to be stewards of stakeholders’ interests. Alice explains her work matching corporate executives with not-for-profit boards and the valuable benefits both entities receive; and how COVID-19 will forever change how we view corporations.Follow us on Twitter: @mbyCheck out our website: www.actual.agency/podcast Contact Alice: alice@korngoldconsulting.comAlice’s Twitter: @alicekorngoldYou can download the studies she mentioned on the podcast for free here: www.betterworldleadership.comPlease consider learning more about Alice and her work:A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments CannotLeveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses The Board Vector: tools & resources for business employees to join nonprofit boards.https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/pyxera-global-korngold-consulting-partner-provide-board-training-matching-tools-companies/Here’s an article from the Wall Street Journal on Alice’s work with the Drucker Institute to measure Fortune 250 companies based on their alignment with Peter Drucker’s Social Responsibility principles:https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-guru-behind-the-management-top-250-rankings-1512482700

    • 29 min
    Building Credit Infrastructure in the Developing World, Interview with Josh Gosliner, Juvo

    Building Credit Infrastructure in the Developing World, Interview with Josh Gosliner, Juvo

    Globally 4 billion people are locked out of the formal economy because they don’t have a credit history. On this episode of Purpose, Inc, host Michael Young welcomes Josh Gosliner of Juvo. Juvo has pioneered the creation of financial identities for the unbanked and underbanked using mobile phone usage and payments data to build a credit bureau from scratch. Josh discusses how the lack of information about credit worthiness places a heavy burden on the poor; the impact Juvo is having in developing economies in Latin America and South East Asia; and why market-based solutions are the way forward.Follow us on Twitter: @mbyCheck out our website: www.actual.agency

    • 28 min

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