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Reimagining the Possible with PwC

Shannon Schuyler, PwC’s U.S. Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, leads the professional services firm’s efforts to deliver and embed purpose throughout culture and operations. Her work enables employees to be stewards of organizational purpose and embrace social transformation both internally and externally through coalitions and skills development.

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Stepping into the CECP Summit

Step into the #CECP Summit with Carol as she reconnects with leaders from Tata Consultancy, Blackbaud, and CECP to discuss the purpose shifts following the start of the pandemic.

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Finding Your Alignment with Hortense le Gentil

Hortense le Gentil, Executive Coach and Author, speaks to the power of aligning personal values with professional activities to become an authentic leader.

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Investing In Inclusion at Intel

Intel’s purpose to create world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on the planet is brought to life internally by embedding inclusion in Intel’s culture and externally by advancing industry inclusion through language in coding, bringing more girls in STEM, and providing educational support to underrepresented students in STEM at community colleges.

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Creating a Future with More Cheers at Anheuser-Busch

At the start of 2022, Anheuser-Busch launched its new purpose: We dream big to create a future with more cheers. From creation and piloting to introducing and activating, Anheuser-Busch ensured that this purpose reflected the company’s history while being meaningful to both employees and customers into the future.

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Searching for the Soul of Business with Alan Murray

In his new book, Tomorrow’s Capitalist: My search for the soul of business, Alan reveals how he observed corporate CEOs recognize the significance of human-centered sustainability – not just so their companies could continue to operate, but so they would thrive.

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Driving Purpose From the C-Suite to the Boardroom

From CEO of AT&T Wireless and Sprint to a board member for PNC, JUST Capital, and Akamai Technologies, Dan believed in the power of stakeholder-based capitalism to build culture and drive business success before many of his peers. Dan offers insights on how to advance purpose-driven and ESG strategies – both from the board and CEO levels.

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Informing the Way Forward with Thomson Reuters

Knowing that an authentic purpose is driven from the inside out, Thomson Reuters embarked on a process of collecting employee insights, experiences, and stories, coupled with the power of its AI, to find its purpose: Inform the Way Forward.

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Eat, Play, Love with Ella’s Kitchen

The company’s purpose–to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food–started with founder Paul Lindley in 2006 and lives on today with CEO Mark Cuddigan through engaging retailers, releasing new products, making healthy products more affordable, and launching informative campaigns.

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Protecting What Matters Most with GAF

In the spirit of their purpose to protect what matters most, GAF developed Community Matters, its social impact program, to support and empower the communities in which the company operates. Community Matters unites GAF employees, partner organizations, and community members to empower, connect, and inspire the community.

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How the JUST 100 is Reshaping American Business

JUST Capital, a nonprofit organization with the purpose to equip the market with insights as to which companies create long-term value for all stakeholders, released its annual JUST 100 rankings at the beginning of 2022.

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Ice Cream as a Convener for Social Change with Ben & Jerry's

We invited Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry’s Head of Global Activism Strategy, to discuss what cutting-edge corporate activism looks like today and how Ben & Jerry’s remains authentic to its values while using ice cream to change the world.

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Restitching the Fashion Industry with Ethical Clothing

Ethical Clothing, a search engine for sustainable clothing brands and products, was founded with the goal to enable consumers to make informed purchasing decisions as they navigate the world of sustainable clothing brands.

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Living Up to the Expectations of Your Children

To better understand what the next generation of talent wants, and how companies today are responding, we invited a father-son team to Purpose 360.

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Mobilizing a New Force for GOOD

GOOD Worldwide Inc and Net Impact are two powerhouse organizations that have long rallied and amplified some of the most important figures and voices in social impact. Now, they’ve come together with Upworthy to create the GOOD Institute.

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Talking About Grief with Experience Camps

Experience Camps is seeking to change that by championing the nation’s 5.3 million bereaved children and runs no-cost programs that help grieving children thrive.

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Cultivating a Better Tomorrow with Chipotle

Chipotle revolutionized fast-casual dining with its fresh ingredients, open kitchens and assembly lines, and inventive menu. But Chipotle’s real innovation happens before food gets into the hands of hungry customers.

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Uniting Purpose and Data to Eradicate Hunger

For many of us, issues like malnutrition or access to clean water are difficult to fathom. For the team at Action Against Hunger, a global nonprofit, these issues are part of their daily work—and the lives of millions of children hinge on how successfully they carry out the organization's purpose.

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Bringing Values to Life with the 'Dauntless' Paul Polman

Paul Polman joined host Carol Cone on Purpose 360 to explain what it means to be a net positive business today and why he will always be a “prisoner of hope” when it comes to solving our shared global challenges.

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Transforming Lives via Financial Inclusion with Kiva

Today, the international nonprofit promotes innovations in financial inclusion through Kiva Labs, helps countries build more inclusive financial systems with Kiva Protocol, and unlocks scalable investments via Kiva Capital.

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Doing “Immense Good” with Founders Pledge

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.

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Hey, Google: What’s your purpose?

Google.org is aimed at bringing “the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges” with a focus on leveraging Google’s people, products, funds, and world-class innovation to better our world.

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US Bank Invests its Heart in Communities

From caring for employees and their families to investing in minority-owned businesses, US Bank continuously puts the needs of its stakeholders first.

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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.

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Advancing the Stakeholder Economy with Martin Whittaker

From employer vaccine policies to shareholder activism, JUST Capital continues to rank and report on the companies, leaders, and trends advancing the stakeholder capitalism movement.

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Building Equitable Futures with TCS

To talk about how TCS put its employees, communities, and customers first throughout the pandemic—and what lies ahead—we welcomed back to the show Balaji Ganapathy, Chief Social Responsibility Officer at TCS.

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CECP Uncovers the Value of Workplace Volunteering

CECP, or Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, is a CEO-led coalition that believes a company’s social strategy – how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers – determines company success.

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Learning the ‘New Rules of Business’ with Judy Samuelson

“Business as usual” is no longer viable—the landscape has changed, the definition of success has shifted, and the responsibilities of a business now land far beyond merely generating profit.

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Bringing Purpose Home at Nextdoor

By bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world, where everyone has a community they can rely on. That’s the idea behind Nextdoor, the growing social network for neighborhoods and the people, businesses, and organizations that make them unique.

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Achieving More at Microsoft

Since pioneering personal computing, Microsoft has continued to push the boundaries of innovation, and it’s no surprise that the company has a long list of global social impact commitments.

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Purpose Pays Off at American Express

Not many consumers know that American Express pioneered modern cause marketing. Since then, the company has continued to evolve as an outstanding corporate citizen.

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Taking the Unreasonable Path to Purpose

At Unreasonable, impatience is a virtue. That’s because the most pressing social-global challenges of our day require immediate action, and the relentless pursuit of solutions can literally save lives.

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Caring for Communities in the Time of COVID

As a community bank, PNC has always had a strong commitment to areas and people the company serves. That includes a strong commitment to PNC employees and their families.

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Taking the Organic Dream Mainstream

Natural and organic foods are pantry staples for most consumers today. But the movement is taking on new meaning—and urgency—as societies better understand the link between the food we eat and the health of our planet.

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Advancing a 'Purpose Mindset' at Microsoft and Beyond

Akhtar Badshah is an expert on social impact, CSR, philanthropy, and international development—in addition to being an author and artist. Akhtar spent a decade at Microsoft, acting as a senior director of citizenship and public affairs to lead the company’s global community investment and employee programs.

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Evofem's "soul" purpose is to improve the lives of women

Pioneering business and bioscience leader Saundra Pelletier embodies resilience and fortitude. Her company, Evofem Biosciences, exists to give women control over their sexual and reproductive health.

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Patagonia is in Business to Save the Planet

Long considered the “gold standard” for purpose-driven companies, Patagonia might be considered an activist organization that happens to sell apparel and outdoors gear.

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Cox Enterprises Puts People and Purpose First

As a company founded on hard work, respect for employees, and a penchant for bold decisions, Cox exists to “empower people today to build a better future for the next generation.”

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Talking Leadership, Reinvention, and Entrepreneurship with Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark has made it her purpose to help individuals and companies find ways to get their messages heard in an increasingly noisy and crowded environment.

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Pioneering an Industry with Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co., the iconic brand behind blue jeans (and now a robust catalogue of apparel, shoes, and accessories) has a pioneering approach to purpose and sustainability.

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Igniting the B Corp Movement with Chris Marquis

On the anniversary of Milton Friedman’s prophetic—and now contentious—statement that the sole social responsibility of a business is to produce a profit, we spoke with one of the foremost champions of the B Corp movement.

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Uniting Impact and Creativity with Elliot Kotek

Grab your tissues and put down your phone: Elliot Kotek’s films engage the heart and head in profound ways.

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3M applies science and purpose to life

3M – the company behind Command Strips, Post-Its, and thousands of other consumer and industrial products – has a profound commitment to purpose and innovation.

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Humanity at its Best: Adventures in Kindness

Carrie Fox and her daughter Sophia join us to share the story behind their journey to spread kindness and their book, “Adventures in Kindness”.

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Building a Better Tomorrow with Mars Inc.

Mars Incorporated—the company behind some of your favorite brands, from Snickers to Seeds of Change—is guided by a simple statement: We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

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The Logistics of Purpose with Lineage Logistics

Meet the food storage and transport company with a purpose to help feed the world.

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NRG Powers Purpose

Every time we switch on a light, we make an impact on the environment. While most of us have limited choice in our energy providers, NRG’s 3.7 million customers can feel good about the company powering their lives.

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Deloitte’s Michele Parmelee Shares the Power of People + Purpose

Professional services powerhouse Deloitte has always believed in the power of its people to provide outstanding insights and competitive edge. Deloitte was also one of the first of the Big Four to deeply integrate purpose into its business, leading to transformational change for the organization and its clients.

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Humanity at its Best: FIRST Robotics Teams

Today, conversations exploring the best of our own humanity focusing on several FIRST Robotics teams – The Iron Mosquitos from Babbit, MN, The Thunderbots from Sacramento, CA, and The Bionic Wolves from Chicago, IL.

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Procter & Gamble is a force for good and a force for growth

Procter & Gamble's Damon Jones talks about the CPG giant's purpose journey and response to COVID-19.

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Humanity at its Best: Petr, Tom, and Oregon

Sharing stories of hope and inspiration.

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Humanity at its Best: Points of Light

Natalye Paquin, Points of Light CEO, shares the importance of individual actions to drive collective change.

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Mobilizing the Next Generation with DoSomething

DoSomething CEO Aria Finger talks about the power of today's youth to create change.

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Soaring into Sustainability with JetBlue

JetBlue leads the airline industry in addressing the climate crisis through innovation, insight, and purpose

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Talking Shoes, Philanthropy, and One-for-One with TOMS

We spoke with TOMS's Chief Giving Officer about the company's evolution from a one-for-one model, and what it means to stand for tomorrow.

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Revealing the Purpose Advantage with Jeff Fromm

The Purpose Advantage is a Roadmap for Tomorrow's Leaders

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BBMG is on a Mission to Make Sustainable Living Desirable for All

The Pull Factor Report aims to help marketers and brands make sustainable living desirable to the masses.

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The New York Times Finds Purpose in Truth

Amy Weisenbach unpacks the New York Times' purpose and acclaimed "The Truth is Worth It" campaign.

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CECP Giving in Numbers 2019

CECP's Data Insights team unpacks the newest edition of Giving in Numbers, the leading report on corporate giving.

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Brewing a Purpose with AB InBev

The global brewing powerhouse has an authentic commitment to bring people together for a better world - for the next 100+ years.

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Redefining Corporate Reputation

Reputation Institute's CEO, Kylie Wright-Ford, talks about the link between reputation and purpose, and why both are critical to today's businesses.

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A Force for Nature

Restore the Earth Foundation is working to restore 1 million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, known as the North American Amazon.

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Bridging Hope and Possibility with Cisco

Cisco's innovation doesn't stop at products and services - its approach to social good is just as bold.

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CECP is Making Business a Force for Good

The 200-company-strong coalition is reshaping the role of business in society

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Purpose Makes Community Possible at US Bank

Reba Dominski shares US Bank's purpose journey - and how the bank makes possible happen

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Making Capitalism More "Just"

Martin Whittaker of JUST Capital shares the organization's bold vision to reshape how corporate America works

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Johnson & Johnson is Changing the Trajectory of Human Health

Johnson & Johnson blends heart, science, and ingenuity to set a bold vision.

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General Motors is Moving Humanity Forward

Tony Cervone, SVP of Global Communications, discusses how GM uses purpose to navigate change and build culture.

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Reshaping the Role of Business at CECP

Roving reporter Carol Cone spoke with leaders in social purpose at the CECP (Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose) Summit last month. Catch a behind-the-scenes “listen” into the Summit in this special episode of Purpose 360.

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Pete and Gerry’s Wants You to Believe in What You Buy

CEO Jesse Laflamme talks about how purpose and a family legacy guides the leading organic egg brand

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The Aflac Duck Goes to Austin! Stories of Impact at SxSW

Carol tagged along with her roving reporter — My Special Aflac Duck — to South by Southwest in Austin earlier this month. Together, they celebrated the success of the duck as a finalist for the best invention award at the conference and heard stories of impact as Aflac works to put the duck in the arms of more kids around the world through The Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign™.

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CVS Health Follows a Profound Purpose Prescription

Eileen Howard Boone explores the healthcare company's commitments to help people on their path to better health.

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More Than a Quack: The Story Behind Aflac's Big Heart

Aflac's Catherine Hernandez-Blades shares how the "Four Es" guides Aflac in evolving its CSR commitments - including creating a very special duck for children with cancer.

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Saving the Earth One Load at a Time

Laundry detergent pod pioneer Jonathan Propper shares how social enterprise Dropps puts purpose in every product.

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Exploring United Way Worldwide's Digital Disruption

United Way’s William Browning shares how a 130-year-old organization is changing how nonprofits use technology for good.

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Connecting the Salesforce 'Ohana' Through a Pioneering Model

Salesforce uses technology for good to unite employees, customers, and communities around the world.

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Persistence, Partnership, and Passion Help Women Go Red

In our first nonprofit interview, the American Heart Association’s Kathy Rogers discusses discusses how persistence and partnership can can ignite passion within a science and research-based awareness campaign.

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Timberland's Earthkeepers Lace up for Global Sustainability

The company behind the eponymous Yellow Boot has a serious commitment to sustainability and social purpose. In this episode, Atlanta McIlwraith talks about engaging a global workforce to give back to local communities, and how those efforts are guiding the company to create a more sustainable future.

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Making Flying Matter with Alaska Airlines

To Alaska Airlines, sustainability is more than an environmental or financial decision. Even as more airlines invest in fuel efficient fleets, cut in-flight waste, and adopt “green” biofuels, Alaska Airlines stands out for its commitment to sustainability.

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Stirring Up the Yogurt Industry with Stonyfield Organic

Stonyfield Organic started with seven cows. Today, it’s one of the nation’s leading yogurt brands. Co–founder Gary Hirshberg shares how a steadfast commitment to values and social activism helped the brand—and its cows and farmers—thrive.

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Panera Puts Purpose Where its Mouth is

While at Panera, Jonathan Yohannan ran major decisions by his 10-year-old daughter. Why? He wanted to make sure the company was doing right by its customers. This kind of thinking helped Yohannan navigate challenges on Panera’s path to an “all clean” menu. All in pursuit of a clear purpose: Food as it should be.

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How a Clamshell Launched McDonald's Purpose Journey

The Golden Arches are iconic. Beloved. And challenged. Over the past 30 years, McDonald’s has addressed significant global social issues in the course of business. Each misstep and success helped guide the organization in transforming its approach to corporate responsibility and sustainability.

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How LIXIL's SATO Toilet Helped Unite a $17 Billion Company

Present in nearly a billion households worldwide, LIXIL’s brands are united by a simple purpose: to make a better home a reality for everyone. Behind that simple purpose is a focused, integrated, and ambitious approach that has unearthed new business opportunities and powered LIXIL’s journey to improve 100 million lives.

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Growing an Authentic Purpose with ScottsMiracle-Gro

Jim King of ScottsMiracle‑Gro shares insights on how the company cultivates its social purpose to create a healthier environment, help kids get their hands dirty in gardens across the country, and build a more purposeful organization.

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Thinking Like a Toddler with Paul Lindley

The Ella’s Kitchen founder and life-long advocate shares his insights on creating companies built for sustainable impact.

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Life's Good: LG Aligns with an Authentic Social Issue

LG’s “Life’s Good” tagline is well known, but few people can describe what “Life’s Good” really means. Two years ago, LG started a journey to redefine “Life’s Good” through social purpose, turning a marketing strapline into an ethos with the potential to measurably impact the business and society. Mike Pepperman, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations shares how LG identified its social purpose, aligned with a relevant and authentic social issue, and developed its Experience Happiness initiative.

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Leading Through Focus with New York Life

In this episode, Heather Nesle, President of the New York Life Foundation, shares her company’s journey to embrace and drive progress for a challenging issue.

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Nurturing a Life-Changing Brand with Unilever

How do you find your brand’s super power? Kathleen Dunlop, Global Brand VP at Unilever, shares the story behind Vaseline’s transformation from a simple medicine cabinet staple to a life-changing tool for refugees, people living in conflict zones, and those affected by natural disasters.

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Multi-Generational Leadership for Good with Kohler

In Purpose 360's second episode, hosts Carol Cone and Chris Noble talk with Laura Kohler, Vice President of Human Resources, Stewardship, and Sustainability.

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#OptOutside and REI's Ongoing Commitments as a Purpose-Driven Brand

REI's Alex Thompson talks about the outdoor retailer's radical decision to close down on the busiest shopping day of the year - to remain true to its outdoor roots.

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