Podcast: The Bottom Line
By Capital & Main
If you've ever wondered about the issues keeping corporate executives up at night (or, perhaps, how they can sleep at night) The Bottom Line, a new podcast from Capital & Main hosted by the Drucker Institute's Rick Wartzman, is a great way to gain some insight. Wartzman grills guests like Unilever CEO Paul Polman, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and Time Inc.'s Alan Murray, on how businesses pursue socially conscious goals.
Episode 11: Building the Mother of All Job-Matching Platforms With LinkedIn's Allen Blue
Megan Kamerick reports on a national network called TechHire, which is forging pathways for overlooked Americans to gain skills and access to technical jobs. Dorian Warren shares his take on how Donald Trump is betraying the working-class communities that he vowed to fight for.
Episode 10: Enjoying Plant-Based Burgers (That Don't Taste Like Hockey Pucks) With Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown and Ray Lane
Ernest Savage reports on how a startup called Milk and Eggs is trying to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts. Natalie Foster explores why the Independent Drivers Guild in New York represents an important new form of collective worker power.
Episode 9: Turning Service Jobs Into Good Jobs With Hello Alfred’s Marcela Sapone
Featured interview with Hello Alfred CEO Marcela Sapone. Ernest Savage reports on efforts by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to create good jobs in sectors that haven’t traditionally had them. Dorian Warren casts a skeptical eye on the mad rush by one city after another to attract Amazon’s new headquarters.
Episode 8: Creating the Office of Tomorrow With Herman Miller's Brian Walker
Featured interview with Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker. Marty Goldensohn reports on how employers are trying to tackle the “privacy crisis” in open offices. Natalie Foster explains why now is the time for a big, bold expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor.
Episode 7: Peeking Behind the Corporate Curtain With CSRHub's Cynthia Figge
Featured interview with CSRHub CEO Cynthia Figge. Megan Kamerick reports on the growth of social impact investing, including among major charitable foundations. Dorian Warren explores Silicon Valley's "invisible workforce."
Episode 6: Entering the Knowledge Age With Union Square Ventures' Albert Wenger
Featured interview with Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures. Robin Urevich reports on what many see as a model for a universal basic income—Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend. Natalie Foster examines how the Affordable Care Act has been a boon for entrepreneurship.
Special Edition: The Business Response to Trump’s Both-Sidesism on Charlottesville With Mike Jackson of 2050 Marketing
Episode 5: Reimagining the Workplace With Business Talent Group's Jody Miller
Featured interview with Business Talent Group CEO Jody Miller. Marty Goldensohn reports on a policy aimed at helping the growing ranks of gig workers: portable benefits. Sandra Smith explores why many of those seeking work in poor African American communities struggle to get job referrals from family and friends.