Purpose 360

20 EpisodesProduced by Carol Cone On Purpose

Business is an unlikely hero: a force for good working to solve society's most pressing challenges, while boosting bottom line. This is social purpose at work. And it's a dynamic journey. Purpose 360 is a masterclass in unlocking the power of social purpose to ignite business and social impact. Host… read more

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Inspiration Through Disruption: #OptOutside with REI’s Alex Thompson

November 13th, 2018

36:47
Welcome to Purpose 360. We’re thrilled to make our debut, and even more so because our first guest is celebrating the fourth anniversary of one of …

Multi-Generational Leadership for Good with Laura Kohler

November 20th, 2018

30:16

True to our name, at Purpose 360 we believe purpose must be embedded throughout an organization to maximize impact. Kohler takes this ethos a step further – integrating the company and its purpose with the world.

Laura …

Nurturing a Life-Changing Brand with Unilever's Kathleen Dunlop

November 27th, 2018

31:27

With a mandate to “do good” from one of the world’s largest companies, the team behind the Vaseline brand set out to find their eponymous product’s …

Brands That Take A Stand with Unilever's Kathleen Dunlop

December 4th, 2018

20:16

How do you find your brand’s super power? Kathleen Dunlop, Global Brand VP at Unilever, is back to share the story behind the brand's efforts to take a stand in the market and beyond.

With a mandate to “do good” from …

Leadership Through Focus — New York Life Foundation President Heather Nesle

December 11th, 2018

40:08

Pets, education, and community parks – these are feel-good social impact efforts that brands like to support. Rightly so, as they are worthy efforts that are easy to talk about. Yet, not all companies align most …

Life's Good: Aligning with an Authentic Issue

December 18th, 2018

38:34

LG’s “Life’s Good” tagline is well known, but few people can describe what “Life’s Good” really means. Two years ago, LG started a journey to redefine “Life’s Good” through social purpose, turning a marketing strapline …

‘Tis the Season for Purpose

December 27th, 2018

4:21

Carol and Chris wish listeners a purposeful holiday season and a hint at what’s to come in 2019.

Thinking Like a Toddler with Paul Lindley

January 15th, 2019

48:18

Many of our guests are on a journey to social purpose – developing it, finding it, evolving it. What’s rarer are the companies that are founded for a …

Growing a transparent and authentic social purpose with ScottsMiracle-Gro

January 22nd, 2019

43:01

Gardening is not about immediate success or instant gratification. The same can be said about social purpose.

As a company for gardeners, ScottsMiracle-Gro has a succinct purpose: “helping people express themselves on …

How LIXIL’s SATO Toilet Helped Unite a $17 Billion Company

January 29th, 2019

48:22

Let’s talk about toilets.

One in three people around the world lack basic sanitation. Of that 2.3 billion people, nearly 892 million relieve themselves in outside spaces.  Beyond the obvious health dangers (nearly 800 …

How a clamshell launched McDonald’s purpose journey

February 5th, 2019

39:18

McDonald’s serves 70 million people every day, worldwide. As one of the world’s most visible brands, McDonald’s has both an obligation and …

Panera puts purpose where its mouth is

February 12th, 2019

32:02

During his time at Panera, Jonathan Yohannan, former Vice President, Public Relations*, saw the company’s shift to an all-clean menu. No preservatives. No antibiotics. No artificial ingredients.

Just clean food. Food …

Revisiting the purpose journey

February 19th, 2019

24:30

Purpose 360 is about inspiring and empowering the purpose leaders of today and tomorrow. More than that, we’re committed to giving listeners actionable insights they can apply day-to-day along their purpose journey, and …

Finding an organic purpose with Gary Hirshberg

February 26th, 2019

49:13

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chief Organic Optimist at Stonyfield Organic, started his business with seven cows and funding from a group of …

Making flying matter with Alaska Airlines’ Kirk Myers

March 5th, 2019

40:10

Alaska Airlines is serious about sustainability. For the past two years, the airline has ranked ^1 for North American aviation on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a coveted honor.

To Alaska Airlines, …

Timberland’s Earthkeepers lace up for global sustainability

March 19th, 2019

45:50

Timberland is well known for its Yellow Boot. You know the one—chunky sole, nubuck upper, black leather collar. It’s a design that has weathered …

Persistence, partnership and passion help women Go Red

March 26th, 2019

43:55

The American Heart Association (AHA) launched its Go Red for Women campaign 15 years ago when Kathy Rogers, AHA’s EVP for the Western States Affiliates, was charged with creating a consumer- and patient-facing campaign …

The Aflac Duck goes to Austin! Stories of Impact at SxSW

April 4th, 2019

40:11

Carol tagged along with her roving reporter — My Special Aflac Duck — to South by Southwest in Austin earlier this month. Together, they celebrated …

Connecting the Salesforce “Ohana” through a pioneering model

April 9th, 2019

42:24

Are you tapping every opportunity to draw power from your organizational culture? In this episode, Henk Campher, VP Brand and Communications at …

Exploring United Way Worldwide’s digital disruption

April 16th, 2019

49:08

United Way isn’t new—but it’s creating a new way for NGOs to engage with people around the world through technology.

William Browning, United Way …

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