Welcome to the Purpose Inc. podcast, 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.

Host Michael Young speaks with business leaders, writers, thinkers, analysts and critics of the evolving role of corporations in creating good in society.

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Introduction to Purpose, Inc with Michael Young

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Episode 1: Leadership Matters: The Critical Role of the Board in Defining and Supporting Corporate Purpose

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Episode 1 The Critical Role of the Board in Defining and Supporting Corporate Purpose Participants: Michael Young, Host Anthony Goodman, Russell Reynolds Associates   Michael Young: Welcome to Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young. So, one of the…

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Episode 2: Purpose is the New Tech: A Conversation Balaji Ganapathy of Tata Consultancy Services

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Purpose is the New Tech: A Conversation Balaji Ganapathy of TCS Participants: Michael Young Balaji Ganapathy Show Notes and Resources: Tata Consultancy Services: https://www.tcs.com/ Balaji’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balajiganapathy/ Balaji’s Twitter: @musafirbala Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael…

Josh Gosliner, Juvo

Episode 3: Building Credit Infrastructure in the Developing World with Josh Gosliner of Juvo

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Episode 3: Building Credit Infrastructure in the Developing World, Interview with Josh Gosliner, Juvo Participants: Michael Young Josh Gosliner, Senior Director Market Strategy at Juvo http://www.juvo.com Michael Young: The central question I examine on this podcast is how and to what extent corporations can deliver positive social impact. Many…

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Episode 4: Can Global Corporations Solve the World’s Problems? An Interview with Alice Korngold

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Can Global Corporations Solve the World’s Problems? An Interview with Alice Korngold Participants: Michael Young Alice Korngold   Show Resources and Links Korngold Consulting: http://korngoldconsulting.com/ Better World Leadership: http://www.betterworldleadership.com/ Twitter: @alicekorngold Alice’s Books: A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot https://www.amazon.com/Better-World-Inc-Problems-Where-Governments/dp/1137327650 Leveraging Good…

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EP 5: Valuing Respect: How Business Should Think About Human Rights: A Conversation with Caroline Rees of Shift

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Episode 5: Valuing Respect: How Business Should Think About Human Rights: A Conversation with Caroline Rees of Shift Participants: Michael Young Caroline Rees, President and Co-Founder, Shift. https://www.shiftproject.org/   Show Resources and Links Shift’s Valuing Respect: https://valuingrespect.org/what-we-do/valuing-respect/ A video showing how respect for human rights is the single most…

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EP 6: Talking Sustainable Capitalism and Circular Economy with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Episode 6: Talking Sustainable Capitalism and Circular Economy with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle   Participants: Michael Young Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   When…

Linda Seabrook

EP 7: Special Report on Creating Safer and More Supportive Workplaces in the Age of COVID-19 with Linda Seabrook of Futures Without Violence

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Episode 7: Special Report on Creating Safer & More Supportive Workplaces in the Age of COVID-19 with Linda Seabrook Participants: Michael Young Linda Seabrook, General Counsel, Futures Without Violence Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host,…

Gabriela Burian

EP8: Supporting Smallholder Farms in the Developing World with Gabriela Burian of Bayer Crop Science

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast EP 8: Supporting Smallholder Farms in the Developing World with Gabriela Burian of Bayer Crop Science Participants: Michael Young, Host Gabriela Burian, Global Lead for Sustainable Food Systems, Bayer Crop Science   Michael Young: Gaby, thank you for coming on the podcast.   Gabriela Burian: Thank you, Michael. This…

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EP9: Connecting Corporate Social Behavior and Business Performance with Alison Omens of JUST Capital

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young, Host Alison Omens, Chief Strategy Officer, JUST Capital JUST Capital Report on Companies That Prioritize Workers During COVID-19 Perform Better https://justcapital.com/news/just-chart-of-the-week-the-companies-that-prioritize-workers-have-been-significantly-outperforming-their-peers-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   There’s…

Alzbeta Klein, IFC

EP10: Investing in the $23 Trillion Climate Smart Energy Sector with Alzbeta Klein of IFC

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young, Host Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young. Investment in renewable energy, climate smart agriculture, building an urbanization in…

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EP11: Closing the STEM Talent Gap, A Conversation with Ashley Szofer of STEMconnector

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast EP11: Closing the STEM Talent Gap, A Conversation with Ashley Szofer of STEMconnector   Michael Young, Host Ashley Szofer, Senior Director, External Relations & Strategic Brand Engagement   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael…

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EP12: Reducing The Impact of Plastics with Ellen Jackowski of HP, Inc.

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast EP12: Reducing The Impact of Plastics with Ellen Jackowski of HP, Inc. Participants: Michael Young, Host Ellen Jackowski, Global Head of Sustainability, Strategy and Innovation at HP, Inc.   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host,…

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EP13: Racial Justice and Corporate Citizenship with Grady Crosby of Johnson Controls

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young, Host Grady Crosby, VP Pubic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at Johnson Controls   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   The central question of this podcast is whether and…

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EP14: Redefining Diversity and Inclusion with Lesley Slaton Brown of HP, Inc.

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Leslie Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, HP, Inc.   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young. I’ve worked in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years and there is a lot of…

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EP15: The Crumbling Facade of Corporate Responsibility with Alison Taylor of Ethical Systems

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   A few weeks ago, I saw a headline in Quartz at Work entitled “The Corporate Responsibility…

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EP16: Analyzing Trends and Potential Flashpoints in ESG Investing with Erik Wohlgemuth of Future500

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Erik Wohlgemuth, Chief Operating Officer, Future500 Recent blog post by Erik on brand response to racial injustice  https://www.future500.org/blog/insufficiency-of-solidarity?mc_cid=79b9dbd3d2&mc_eid=[UNIQID]  Future500 Force for Good  Forecast 2020:  https://www.future500.org/blog/force-for-good-forecast-2020   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael…

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EP17: Connecting Leadership and Organizational Value with Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan GlobeScan/Oxford Survey of Corporate Affairs: https://globescan.com/webinar-discussion-forum-oxford-globescan-corporate-affairs-survey-2020-findings/   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   It’s widely acknowledged that up to 85% of a company’s value…

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EP18: Talking Re-Commerce and Fashion Industry Transformation with Geri Cupi of MonoChain

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Geri Cupi, co-founder and CEO of MonoChain   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   Earlier this season, I did an episode on the circular economy and recommerce with Tom…

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EP19: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Shallow Purpose with Brandon Peele of ion Learning

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Brandon Peele, VP People Science at ionLearning   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   Over the past decade, purpose and the business for good ideology has moved beyond TED…

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EP20: Making News Socially Actionable with Melissa Anderson of Public Good Software

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Melissa Anderson, Co-Founder and President of Public Good Software   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   A lot has changed in a few short months in 2020. First, COVID,…

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EP21: Developing Talent and Building Advanced Technology in Small-town America with William LaBar of CGI

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young William LaBar, Vice President CGI   One of the main topics I got into this season is the role of corporations as citizens. In particular, how companies show up in the communities where they operate, and how they behave. In the world of information technology services:…

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EP22: Talking UN SDG16, Transparency and Trust with Meg Parker Young of Thomson Reuters

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Talking UN SDG 16, Transparency and Trust with Meg Parker Young of Thomson Reuters. Participants: Michael Young Meg Parker Young, Director of Impact Strategy and Development, Thomson Reuters   This is the final interview of Season One on the Purpose, Inc podcast. I’m coming back to a big topic…

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Talking Sustainable Capitalism and The Circular Economy

A conversation with recycling pioneer Tom Szaky, CEO of Terracycle Key Takeaway: Tom says getting consumers’ to change their behavior “to be more sustainable” is like riding a bicycle uphill. What businesses should be doing is building sustainable solutions into their products and services that make it easier for the consumer to make sustainable choices–riding…

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Kicking-off Season 2: A look back, a big thank you, and a look ahead

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Welcome to Season 2 of the Purpose Inc. Podcast. This episode is a look back, a gigantic thank you to my guests from season one and a look ahead to season two. Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism.…

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S2_EP1 Bringing Purpose to Politics: In This Together with Bill Shireman and Trammell Crow

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Participants: Michael Young Bill Shireman Trammell Crow https://www.amazon.com/This-Together-Republicans-Democrats-Capitalists/dp/0985452498   Michael Young: Welcome to the Purpose, Inc., the podcast where we discuss corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. I’m your host, Michael Young.   I love politics. I always have. But I think we must confess and admit at the moment…

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The Purpose Inc. podcast is looking for business leaders, writers and academics with something to say about corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism. If you’d liked to be a guest on the podcast, please get in touch.