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Past Event

Marc Benioff, Chairman and Co-CEO of Salesforce

When Marc Benioff started Salesforce 20 years ago, he envisioned building a company that would not only change the way the world does business but also change the world at the same time. 

Benioff believes that businesses are the greatest platforms for change and that they should serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders, including customers, employees, partners, communities and the environment, to make the world a better place.

On day one, Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. And with the core values of trust, customer success, innovation and equality as its foundation, Salesforce has not only been one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies ever, it’s become one of the world’s most admired companies and is consistently ranked globally as one of the best companies to work for. 

Benioff is an unapologetically outspoken social advocate and has publicly admonished other business leaders for not doing enough for the local community in San Francisco and beyond. 

In his new book, Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change, Benioff touches on these values and shares his insights and best practices for anyone, from the CEO to an intern, who wants to make the world a better place. He also discusses his belief that in the future, profits and progress will not be sustainable unless they serve the greater good. Join us for a conversation with a pioneering business leader who wants to challenge us all to be agents of change in a fast-moving world.

October 21, 2019

Marines Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

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Marc Benioff

Chairman and Co-CEO, Salesforce; Author, Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change; Twitter @Benioff

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In Conversation with Audrey Cooper

Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle


5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program