Power of Purpose

Power of Purpose

America’s business community has found its conscience.

Over the past few years, companies large and small have come off the sidelines regarding major policy issues such as racial equity and environmental justice, making clear where they stand. In many cases, their bold stances on these issues have been spurred by employees and customers, but they can run into criticism and backlash from others.

The Atlantic will explore the power of the business voice in 2021, the tension between purpose and profit, and how actions speak louder than words.

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  • Cara Sabin

    CEO, Sundial Brands, Unilever

  • Rick Shadyac

    President and CEO, ALSAC

  • Lisa Sherman

    President and CEO, The Ad Council

  • Ron Williams

    Chairman and CEO, RW2 Enterprises

    Underwriter Session

Tuesday, July 20

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10:30 AM

Breakout Session - KPMG Presents: Stakeholder Trust: Hanging in the Balance, Hinging on Action

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    Claudia Allen

    Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

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    Gwen Houston

    GM Houston Consulting, LLC; Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant/Coach

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    Ron Williams

    Chairman and CEO, RW2 Enterprises

11:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

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    Jeanne Meserve

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

Communicating on COVID-19

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    John Donvan

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

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    Cara Sabin

    CEO, Sundial Brands, Unilever

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    Lisa Sherman

    President and CEO, The Ad Council

New Approaches to Inclusion

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    Jeanne Meserve

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

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    Corie Pauling

    Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA

The Future of Charities

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    John Donvan

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

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    Rick Shadyac

    President and CEO, ALSAC

View from the C-Suite

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    Ryan Gellert

    CEO, Patagonia

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    Jeanne Meserve

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

12:30 PM

Closing

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

10:30 AM EST

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