Activate World

19 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

19 Episodes | 2018

AYA Founder Ben Brown Gives Young Americans a Political Voice

December 18th, 2018

20:45

Although you probably heard of the AARP, representing individuals who are 50 plus in age, you may not have heard of the Association of Young Americans. Ben Brown started the Association of Young Americans to insert the …

McCombs School of Business Professor Sekou Bermiss on Political Misfits in the Workplace

December 11th, 2018

20:50

Do you discuss politics at work? How do you feel if political issues are discussed in the workplace? With limited research on how an organization’s …

Creative Startups co-founders Alice Loy and Tom Aageson on the creative economy revolution

December 4th, 2018

22:22

The creative economy opens many doors for entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities. An empowering capability of the creative economy is discovering unexpected benefits in unexpected places. Creative Startups sparks a …

Good Returns President Kyle Lukianuk Innovating Business Impact Investing

November 27th, 2018

24:37

Corporations seek innovative ways to create social and environmental impact with the most effective giving solutions to mission-aligned challenges. …

New Politics Founder Emily Cherniack Discusses Midterm Election Outcomes

November 20th, 2018

15:36

How do you create a community of servant leaders who run for political office?  A new organization – New Politics – is engaging former military and …

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

November 13th, 2018

21:07

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

21:42

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

23:41

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

29:00

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

24:59

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

8:02

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

22:57

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

16:35

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

22:19

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 …

Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals CEO Carolyn Berkowitz

October 3rd, 2018

24:44

Corporate social responsibility includes elements of philanthropy and sustainability. Corporate social responsibility or corporate citizenship …

GreenBiz Chairman Joel Makower

October 3rd, 2018

24:29

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

We the Corporations Author Adam Winkler

October 2nd, 2018

19:55

Corporations have been some of the most important innovators in American law, shaping it positively and often negatively. Many are unaware that corporations gained civil rights faster in the U.S. than African Americans …

Center for Responsive Politics Director Krumholz

October 2nd, 2018

20:26

Businesses have long used lobbyists to influence business and government leaders to create legislation or conduct an activity that will help their organizations. Lobbying is typically focused on legislators or members …

Activate World Trailer

September 26th, 2018

2:01

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