I believe that those who have been most successful in life have an obligation to give back. Giving back is not only the right thing to do, but is also the source of unparalleled gratification. It creates shared value for everyone, from employees and customers to partners and shareholders. When people rally together around a social or environmental issue, they not only address an immediate need, but they also get the ball rolling toward achieving longer-term solutions to pressing challenges.
I've been straddling the worlds of business and philanthropy. First as a corporate executive and now as a consultant helping companies leverage social impact.This has made me a believer that business engagement is the key to solving social problems in ways that are sustainable, scalable and replicable.