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When Business Meets Purpose

Featuring Peter Thum, Ethos Water founder

Pioneering entrepreneur Peter Thum is a leader in creating businesses that do good while doing well. As the founder of Ethos Water, Peter turned his idea of bringing clean water to children into a successful social venture that was subsequently acquired by Starbucks. In this segment, we’ll explore Peter’s most recent venture targeting gun violence in the United States, the characteristics that drive effective social entrepreneurs, and how private foundations can invest in social enterprises.


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