1. Throughout their chat a common theme was stressed: doing business is not just about creating and selling products, but provides entrepreneurs with a greater opportunity to make things just a little bit better in the world.

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  2. The conversation kicked off with Marc Benioff and Richard Branson discussing the unique role of business to drive substantive, positive change for the planet and for society...
  3. Calling on examples from recent world events, like the COP21 Paris Agreement negotiations...
  4. And Marc Benioff's on-going campaign against anti-gay legislation in the United States...
  5. They showed how companies can chose where to do business, where to invest and use their influence to do good in the world, beyond just making profits for shareholders...
  6. Both leaders mentioned the deteriorating state of our oceans and other marine ecosystems as a current issue where business can and should support strong, progressive government policy...
  7. The first question from the audience pointed out that Richard and Marc run large, established companies, and asked for advice on how a new start-up or small to medium business could run with purpose, given all their constraints...
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