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  • Change the World—for Whom? Why Addressing Racism Must be a Top Corporate Priority

    2020 has tested many corporations’ aspirations to be a force for social good. As we recognize this year’s Change the World list, we’re inspired by the many com…

  • Cultivating a Purposeful Culture for Creating Shared Value

    A common feature of enlightened CEOs who embrace stakeholder capitalism and create shared value is that they build and maintain strong and purposeful work cult…

  • Corporate Purpose and the Great Reset

    During the early months of the global pandemic, we frequently heard and used the expression “in a post-COVID-19 world” when thinking about the future. Now, aft…

  • Coronavirus Is Putting Corporate Social Responsibility to the Test

    For millions of Americans, the new relief law will be too little too late. It is expected to take three weeks for cash payments to reach laid-off employees and…

  • How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

    The corporate social conscience is on display in Davos, Switzerland, where global leaders from business, government, and civil society are assembled for the an…

  • Be a “Norms-Maker” If You Aspire to Be Purpose-Led

    Business today is reconnecting with its core purpose of addressing society’s needs in profitable ways. Some companies are forced into rethinking their “reason …

  • Delivering on the Promise of Purpose Beyond Profits

    Do you believe that companies should have a purpose beyond profits? If your answer is yes, you’re in the right place. Fortune’s fifth annual Change the World L…

  • Companies That Lead With Authentic, Ambitious Purpose Can Capture Value From Six Sources

    In response to pressure from employees, customers, and communities, hundreds of companies have announced a purpose. But upon closer examination, the vast major…

  • What Is Corporate Purpose? No, Let Me Rephrase That. What Is a Corporate Purpose Worth Having?

    Everyone is talking about purpose these days. Customers and employees are asking about it. Millennials are particularly insistent about seeing evidence of purp…

  • Leading with Purpose to Support Shared Value Performance

    These days, companies frequently talk about purpose as a way to engage society. Business leaders leverage a compelling purpose statement—a company’s fundamenta…

  • Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard

    These days there seems to be an ever-growing list of global challenges facing governments, civil society, businesses and citizens of the planet. From cybersecu…

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