Salesforce’s Marc Benioff demonstrates CEOs can be activists too

Salesforce founder Marc Benioff is urging fellow CEOs to help fix inequality the tech industry has helped to create. Benioff is encouraging them to take a stand on homelessness, along with other polarizing issues such as gay rights, climate change and gun control. He hopes to lead a revolution that puts the welfare of people and the planet above profits.

“We are at a point where CEOs recognize that they just can’t be for their shareholders,” Benioff said in an interview. “They have to be for all their stakeholders, whether it’s for their schools, whether it’s for the environment, whether it’s for the fundamental equality for every human being.”

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