Leadership Next

Something big is happening in the world of business. CEOs increasingly say their jobs have become less about giving orders, more about inspiring, motivating, setting a north star. They are taking the lead on big issues like climate change, worker retraining, and diversity and inclusion. They are under pressure from employees, customers and investors not just to turn a profit, but to prove they are doing good in the world. And in the process, they are fundamentally redefining the relationship between business and society. Join Fortune CEO Alan Murray and Editor-at-Large Michal Lev-Ram as they probe the best of these leaders for insight into what they're doing, why they're doing it, and what impact it is having.

Business News
A.I. and Other Trends Reshaping Health Care
Hear from Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Olympic athlete Apolo Ohno and other leaders who attended Fortune's Brainstorm Health conference.
28 min
What's Next for Moderna?
The biotech company is best known for its COVID-19 vaccine, but Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel says there are myriad uses for its mRNA platform.
29 min
Christa Quarles Always Speaks Her Mind
The Alludo CEO on standing up for women in tech, how haikus support her management strategy and why rebranding isn't for the faint of heart.
33 min
Can You Be an Oil CEO and Be Serious About Sust...
Occidental Petroleum's Vicki Hollub says yes - and has a plan to prove it.
37 min
Chemours on Cleaning Up its Legacy
CEO Mark Newman on the company's commitment to sustainable production of its chemicals.
38 min
Will Drone Delivery Go Mainstream?
Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo Cliffton on the state of the consumer drone delivery market and his company's vision for the future.
36 min
Prudential CEO Charlie Lowrey on Transforming a...
The legacy insurance company is changing how it does business while staying true to its purpose.
30 min
CVS's Karen Lynch on the Future of Healthcare
The CEO of CVS Health is on a mission to change how consumers interact with the healthcare system.
33 min
For Kickstarter, Crowdfunding Is Key to a More ...
Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor on making crowdfunding more equitable to empower independent creatives.
27 min
Cotopaxi: Why Business Is the Best Way to Impro...
Cotopaxi founder and CEO Davis Smith and Bain Capital's Cecilia Chao on making money while doing good.
33 min
Bernard Looney on BP's Big Announcement
BP is scaling back its plan to reduce oil and gas production. What does that mean for the company, the environment and society?
34 min
Esusu Brings "Justice Capitalism" to the Americ...
Esusu cofounder and co-CEO Wemimo Abbey has built a business that lets people use their rental payments to build credit.
35 min
The Biggest Opportunities for Business in 2023
How the CEOs of Coca-Cola, Novartis and Grab are navigating Chat GPT, media narratives and political pushback.
33 min
What We Learned About Leadership in 2022
The war in Ukraine, economic anxiety and retaining talent were top of mind for leaders this year.
30 min
A.I. Is Still Human Intelligence
Genpact CEO Tiger Tyagarajan on A.I.'s potential to augment our intelligence, not replace it.
33 min
Citi CEO Jane Fraser is Bringing Empathy to Ban...
Why turning around one of the world's biggest banks requires collaboration, equity and understanding.
35 min
Cigna's David Cordani is Expanding the Definiti...
Why prioritizing mental and emotional health is good for society, and for business.
30 min
Affirm CEO Max Levchin on the Potential of Buy ...
Can Affirm's installment payment plans replace credit cards?
30 min
What Makes Progressive a Top Workplace for Women?
CEO Tricia Griffith has been pursing DEI initiatives at the company for over 15 years.
22 min
Most Powerful Women on Leadership Next
Hear from Melinda Gates, TIAA's Thasunda Brown Duckett, AMD's Lisa Su and Cynt Marshall of the Dallas Mavericks.
38 min
Wharton's Dean on Prepared Leadership
Dean Erika H. James has some advice on leading in a crisis.
24 min
An Introduction to Fortune's Newest Podcast
'Where's My Village?' is Fortune's podcast about the childcare crisis in America, and the stories of people who are trying to fix it.
41 min
Running a Sustainable Business Is Good for the ...
AB InBev's CEO Michel Doukeris says the beer giant's focus on ESG is not a fad.
25 min
Ray Dalio on the Big Challenges Threatening the...
Too much debt, political division and other troubles threaten our economy. What can leaders do to avert disaster?
28 min
'We're In the Same Storm, But Our Boats Are Pre...
How the pandemic changed Zoetis CEO Kristin' Peck's approach to leadership.
30 min