A societal push toward greater access and equity has spurred leaders across industries to act with renewed purpose and urgency; however, it has become increasingly clear that innovation alone will not be enough to solve these complex issues. With industry change comes new ideas that at times require a complete rethink of a company’s approach to business. Particularly as the moral imperative and business case for equity become clearer, executives are setting objectives that call for industry-wide change to ensure greater access and outcomes for stakeholders. What’s it like to help bring those ideas to life within a transforming organization and environment?
On September 20, 2022, Kathryn McKenzie, Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Sustainability at Abbott, and Paul Ellingstad, a former ESG and Purpose Advisor to Pearson, joined Noa Gafni, Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, in conversation to candidly share how their respective companies are evolving and offer their advice on how to embrace change for greater equity. The session was hosted by Chirlie Felix, a Managing Director at FSG.