Activate World

14 EpisodesProduced by Jon Mertz

What makes business leader and CEO activism more impactful? Today’s business leaders have more power to solve societal issues than any elected official, and Millennials and Generation Z expect business leaders to speak up on issues that are important to society. Activate World, hosted by Jon Mertz,… read more

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Social Venture Partners Dallas CEO Tony Fleo Engages Good Leaders to Do Good

November 13th, 2018


When a business leader begins to look for opportunities to give back, options range from charitable organizations to social ventures. Organizations, like Social Venture Partners, exist to engage business leaders and …

Princeton Professor Keith Whittington on Campus Freedom of Speech

November 6th, 2018


Free speech on university campuses is approached inconsistently. While some colleges get it right, others limit free speech in governing what is …

TCU Professor Melita Garza on the Business of Media

October 30th, 2018


We explore how businesses make a statement by the media channels they choose to run ads and when they decide to pull ads. During the past year, …

Public Narrative President Susy Shultz on Journalism in Democracy

October 23rd, 2018


Journalism plays a critical role in preserving democracy. Although currently under attack, it is important to understand the role of journalism and …

MIT Lab on Social Media Polarization

October 16th, 2018


Although there is a lot of conversations about the role of social media and polarization, few have investigated it as this team from MIT Labs. Using …

Early Radio: The Story of Fighting Bob Shuler

October 11th, 2018


Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, continues the conversation by highlighting one of her favorite early radio stories and personalities. The character is Reverend Bob …

Professor of Media Studies Jennifer Petersen

October 9th, 2018


When radio first was introduced, there was a trajectory of adoption, concerns, and regulations. History provides an interesting perspective when we …

Yikes Co-Founders Mia Levesque and Tracy Levesque

October 4th, 2018


Starting a business is always a challenge. Starting one with a conscious mindset adds motivation and a place to enjoy the work. Business can do good, and Yikes started with this ideal. Through their work, organizational …

B Lab Co-Founder Jay Coen Gilbert

October 4th, 2018


The benefit corporation form was first created in Maryland in 2010. Later, Conscious Capitalism became a movement based on a 2013 book co-authored by …

GreenBiz Chairman Joel Makower

October 3rd, 2018


Sustainability is the singular initiative that comes to mind when speaking of corporate social responsibility. While sustainability has proven its …

Activate World Trailer

September 26th, 2018


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