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What is corporate purpose, and why is everyone talking about it? Host Sona Khosla speaks to leaders of all kinds to uncover why people and businesses are passionately pursuing it.

Speaking of Purpose..‪.‬ By Benevity

    • Business
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What is corporate purpose, and why is everyone talking about it? Host Sona Khosla speaks to leaders of all kinds to uncover why people and businesses are passionately pursuing it.

    Purpose-Driven Business: A Conversation About the Movement for Democratized Goodness

    Purpose-Driven Business: A Conversation About the Movement for Democratized Goodness

    Guest: Bryan de Lottinville, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Benevity

    Employees look to their workplaces to address social issues, and consumers support brands based on their actions as much as their products. As the role of business in society changes, it takes genuine leaders to challenge the status quo. On this season’s final episode, Benevity's Founder reflects on bringing Goodness to the corporate world, and how purpose can be a democratized process of personal, authentic action.

    • 33 min
    A Conversation with Anil Soni on the Need for Vaccine Equity

    A Conversation with Anil Soni on the Need for Vaccine Equity

    Anil Soni is passionate about vaccine equity. But as our conversation with the CEO of the WHO Foundation unfolds, we learn that vaccine equity is about much more than vaccines. The issue is a microcosm of systemic and generational injustice that continues to perpetuate today.
    Anil joins us to discuss why vaccinating the entire world is critical for global health and economies – and how the private sector plays a vital role in making it happen.

    • 43 min
    No Going Back: How Volunteering Has Changed Forever

    No Going Back: How Volunteering Has Changed Forever

    "Necessity is the mother of invention." This holds true even when the topic is the changing face of volunteering. When the pandemic hit and in-person volunteering was no longer possible, companies were forced to rethink how they gave back to their communities in a time of profound need.

    We speak to Allison Fary & Stephanie Franco (TELUS), who share how they pivoted during a massive upheaval, and why the new definition of volunteering is here to stay.

    • 21 min
    Behind the Boardroom Door

    Behind the Boardroom Door

    Guest: Maya Chorengel, Co-Managing Partner, The Rise Fund

    The growing importance of corporate purpose and ESG strategies are changing the way boardrooms operate. The past year has shown how important it is for companies to lead the way on social issues and create real change. Maya Chorengel has spent over two decades contributing to that change and joins us to discuss how systemic problems require systemic solutions, and how learning from environmental strategies can guide our action on social issues.

    • 24 min
    Why Companies Should Get Ready to Get Canceled

    Why Companies Should Get Ready to Get Canceled

    The idea that companies should address and contribute to social change has taken hold. This responsibility has put a new kind of stress on business leaders — the threat of getting canceled. As companies uphold their values and wade into difficult conversations, they are bound to be faced with backlash from consumers, activist groups, and even their own employees. Whitney Dailey helps us understand how brands can and should respond to being canceled, and maybe even avoid cancel culture in the first place.

    • 16 min
    Stakeholder Capitalism and the Future of Business

    Stakeholder Capitalism and the Future of Business

    Over the past few decades, we’ve seen the priorities of business shift. A company’s primary responsibility used to be the pursuit of profit. But now, in the age of stakeholder capitalism, we’re seeing a surge in corporate purpose. But what exactly is stakeholder capitalism, and what impact does it have on a company’s bottom line? On this episode of Speaking with Purpose, Bruce joins us to discuss stakeholder capitalism and how it’s changing environmental, social and governance strategies for the b

    • 26 min

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Francois Locoh-Donou on Corporate Purpose

An inspiring episode to hear from a CEO elaborate on the importance of purpose and giving back as well as the non-negociables he looks for in leadership (generosity, humility, courage) and how these traits have never ending multiplier effects. I walked away from this episode feeling so inspired.

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