All across the globe, companies large and small are making a tremendous difference in the lives of others and, in turn, are enhancing employee performance, boosting morale, lowering turnover, and heightening brand recognition. In The Business of Changing the World, Marc Benioff and 19 other leaders share their corporate philanthropy secrets for the first time, revealing how any company can start their own program and reap enormous benefits.
This inspiring collection of testimonies brings to light the need for community giving, the challenges of implementing a philanthropic initiative, and the qualities CEOs must possess in order to make their programs a success. Most important, it highlights the tremendous rewards society and businesses stand to earn.
These are just a few of the extraordinary leaders you'll hear from:
- Michael Dell explains how making a commitment to environmentally sustainable products isn't just the right thing to do-it makes good business sense
- Alan Hassenfeld, the chairman of Hasbro-a pioneer of the integrated corporation-shares why he believes he owes a debt to the children of the world and how Hasbro expanded its reach beyond the playroom
- UPS CEO Mike Eskew demonstrates how his company delivers on its legacy by adhering to a set of core values
- Timberland president and CEO Jeffrey Swartz tells how, by integrating social justice into its business model, the company represents the apex in innovation in CSR
- Michael Milken reveals how applying best business approaches to healthcare and education can have a positive impact on the U.S. economy
In The Business of Changing the World, these trailblazers reveal why your company can-and should-start making the world a better place.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is regarded as the leader of what he has termed "The End of Software," the now-proven belief that multi-tenant, cloud computing applications democratize information by delivering immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs. He reveals the story of salesforce.com--and offers unconventional tools for any business to achieve lasting success--in the national best-selling book, Behind the Cloud.
Carlye Adler is an award winning journalist and coauthor of many books, including four New York Times bestsellers. Her writing has been published in BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, TIME and Wired. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, and skateboarding bulldog.