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.
Social Justice and Sanitation with Kim Worsham of FLUSH
On today's episode of Purpose, Inc., Michael Young speaks with Kim Worsham, Founder and Principal of FLUSH, about the social, economic, racial and gender issues surrounding sanitation in communities from Africa, India, and the United States. Kim works with organizations and their stakeholders to implement greater access to clean water and sanitation in rural communities and major cities.
The Crisis in Corporate Identity with Pamela Rucker
In our latest podcast, Michael Young speaks with Pamela Rucker, a renowned speaker and trainer on innovation, digital transformation and corporate strategy. Pamela discusses the crisis in corporate identity, critiques corporate culture practices, and highlights the importance of cognitive diversity within organizations especially during this year’s battles with the pandemic and for social justice.
Changing the World One Internship at a Time with Ahva Sadeghi of Symba
Today on the podcast I speak with social entrepreneur Ahva Sadeghi, CEO and co-founder of Symba about how she and her team are removing barriers and leveling the playing field in corporate internships. Post-COVID, many internships were cancelled and all have gone remote— and 71% of internships still go to white candidates. Symba has built the industry standard tech stack to help organizations find talent the best talent from anywhere and give interns broader access to the new world of remote work.
Bringing Purpose to Politics: In This Together with Bill Shireman and Trammell S. Crow
We can’t meet a global health crisis, a climate crisis, an economic crisis or any future crisis as a divided nation. We’re not enemies. We’re a family with differences to work through. Polarization is our real enemy. Today on the podcast, Bill Shireman and Trammell S. Crow who have spent their lives and careers bringing sworn enemies to the table to find common ground and develop win-win solutions. Bill and Trammell launched a cross-partisan campaign and co-authored a book called IN THIS TOGETHER. We talk about the problems of amplified divisions in our political and civic life, the lack of respectful dialogue, thoughtful deliberation, evidence-based problem-solving—and what to do about it.
Kicking-off Season 2: A look back, a big thank you and a look ahead
Welcome to Season 2 of the Purpose, Inc. In this episode Michael recaps the key takeaways from the 22 thoughtful and provocative conversations he had with his guests in Season 1. Michael also outlines the issues, ideas and topics he wants to focus on in Season 2 around corporate purpose, sustainability, ESG, racial justice and stakeholder capitalism.
Talking UN SDG 16, Transparency and Trust with Meg Parker Young of Thomson Reuters
On today’s episode, Meg Parker Young of Thomson Reuters talks about trusted information as the core idea of UN SDG 16; why trusted information is critical to every aspect of a free society. Meg talks about how SDG 16 informs corporate responsibly, ESG, CSR through transparency across supply chains, eliminating human trafficking, corruption, and ensuring compliance and reporting.