In August 2019, the Business Roundtable declared that the purpose of business is to serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders. This fit in well with the vision of purposeful leadership that Hubert Joly had promoted during his time as Best Buy's CEO.
When Beth Brooke-Marciniak, board director and former global vice chair of public policy at EY, received this comment from a friend at dinner, she was shocked at first, especially after years of mentoring women. Once the shock wore off, she realized that rather than just playing smart with her platform, she could make monumental change—and not just for women.
As the Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman has had years of experience working on healthier food and beverage options. While these types of products continue to grow in popularity, there are still obstacles to contend with, from consumer resources to upholding company values.