Business and Markets

Profit and Purpose Go Hand in Hand: Corporate Leaders Dan Schulman and Mellody Hobson on Values-Driven Business

December 16, 2020  • Aspen Ideas to Go

Corporations play a critical role in closing the wealth gap and confronting systemic racism in America. Taking a hard look at diversity in their workforce, supply chains, and customer base will pay off—not just in a better corporate image but in an improved economy that benefits everyone, including the corporations. “We as leaders, those of us in positions of power, have an obligation to stand up and act as true corporate citizens,” says Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal. “It also gives us competitive advantage when we do that.” Schulman and Ariel Investment’s co-CEO Mellody Hobson discuss corporate responsibility, financial literacy, supporting small businesses, and more. The Aspen Institute’s CEO Dan Porterfield leads the conversation.

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