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Revisiting the purpose journey

Purpose 360 is about inspiring and empowering the purpose leaders of today and tomorrow. More than that, we’re committed to giving listeners actionable insights they can apply day-to-day along their purpose journey, and that of their organizations. In this episode, Carol and Chris highlight some of their favorite insights and anecdotes from our first ten episodes.

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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 a transparent and authentic social 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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'Tis the Season for Purpose

Carol and Chris wish listeners a purposeful holiday season and hint at what’s to come in 2019.

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Life's Good: Aligning with an Authentic Issue

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.

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Leading Through Focus - New York Life Foundation President Heather Nesle

Considering 1 in 15 children will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 18, child bereavement is an issue that directly or indirectly affects many of us. But few people – or companies – talk about it. One of the few corporations not just addressing this issue, but embedding it in their organization is New York Life Insurance Company. 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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Finding a brand's super power with Kathleen Dunlop

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 Laura 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 at Kohler.

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#OptOutside and REI’s ongoing commitments as a purpose-driven brand.

We’re thrilled to make our debut, and even more so because our first guest is celebrating the fourth anniversary of one of the most disruptive and successful social purpose campaigns: REI’s #OptOutside.

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