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 Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

Purpose, Inc. podcast Interview with Balaji Ganapathy

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

Josh Gosliner, Juvo

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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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 Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

Business and Human Rights

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

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Gabriela Burian

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

Alzbeta Klein, IFC

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

Ashley Szofer Purpose, Inc. Interview

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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

Subscribe Download Subscribe to the Podcast Google Play Itunes Spotify Stitcher 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…

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