The 21st Century CEO: It’s Not All the Bottom Line

Increasingly, companies are gaining reputation for decisions that extend well beyond the bottom line. How they are doing this varies from industry to industry, but the philosophies of corporate leaders who take time to consider “the right thing to do” offer lessons for all of us. General Mills, a 150-year-old global food company with 38000 employees , prioritizes responsible and sustainable agriculture practices, with investments in soil health, emissions mitigation, responsible sourcing, and water stewardship. Allstate, founded just 3 years later, with 42000 employees globally, aligns many of its practices and strategy alongside the UN’s Sustainable Development goals, but also applies environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into its own investment decisions. It is guided by its mantra “Be a Force for Good’ The decades of success speak for themselves: High performing companies, their leaders walk the talk.

Festival: 2018

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