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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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