Purpose At Work: How SAP’s HanaHaus Builds a Community of Purpose and Innovation

Transformative global change requires collaboration. When individuals and organizations unite around a common purpose, groundbreaking advancements can develop. These partnerships can lead to new business opportunities and drive critical impact at scale. SAP’s HanaHaus initiative is a great example of how to catalyze collaboration and spark transformation. Its new Newport Beach Innovation Center that opened […]

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3 Ways Businesses Can Use Blockchain Technology for Social Good

Blockchain has received some negative media buzz in relation to the disruptive bitcoin cryptocurrency; however, the technology has amazing potential to strengthen trade, increase transparency, reduce risk, and create opportunities for people the world over. “The blockchain,” according to Alex and Don Tapscott, who wrote Blockchain Revolution, “is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that […]

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How to Turn a Social Problem into a Profitable Product

As the old saying goes: necessity is the mother of invention. Thus, some of the most useful and innovative products – from the lightbulb to cloud storage – came from the need to solve a problem. The planet faces a myriad of challenges today.  Yet each challenge – be it poverty, climate change, disease, or […]

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Purpose At Work: How Fidelity Charitable Makes Giving Easy and Effective

This article is part of the 2020 Social Innovation Summit series, which highlights some of the world’s most astounding philanthropists, impactful companies, foundations and entrepreneurs. This year’s gathering will be held virtually from June 2nd to June 4th. The high-level event will feature free workshops, keynote speakers and breakout sessions with leaders like Rosario Dawson, […]

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Purpose At Work: Starbucks’ Special Ingredients To Scaling Impact

This is the eleventh post in a series on social changemakers. Each interview was conducted around the Los Angeles Social Innovation Summit. At the Summit, business leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and purpose-driven individuals gather to discuss corporate-fueled social impact. For this article I spoke with John Kelly, Starbucks’ Executive Vice President of Global Public Affairs and […]

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Purpose At Work: How Uber Scales A Culture Of Entrepreneurship

This is the tenth interview in a series about how to lead with purpose, which took place around the Social Innovation Summit. The Summit is an annual gathering of impact driven entrepreneurs who share insights on how to leverage business for social innovation. For this interview I spoke with Meena Harris, Head of Strategy and […]

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