HOW TO DO GOOD — AND DO GOOD BUSINESS
Chair & former CEO of Starbucks
Cameo appearances: Leila Janah (Samasource, LXMI)
Photography Courtesy of Howard Schultz
About this episode:
Starbucks Chair Howard Schultz knows: You can scale social impact as you scale your business. But you'll have to get creative. In fact, you'll need to be as innovative about doing good as you are about your business itself. Transcript below.
"Starbucks is values-driven, and as a result of those values, we have become very profitable."
- HOWARD SCHULTZ
"If you want to scale your impact, you have to be as innovative about this as you are about your business itself."
- REID HOFFMAN
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Howard Schultz joined Starbucks in 1982, when the brand consisted of a single store selling coffee beans in Seattle. A few years later, he became the CEO; Starbucks now has tens of thousands locations across the country, and countless more internationally. Howard offered health-care coverage to Starbucks employees from day one; he also pioneered a partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition to his employees. Learn more about Starbucks’ social impact initiatives here.
Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two socially conscious companies that provide work to those in need.