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Professor Tensie Whelan underscores the impact businesses can have on society through their activism and engagement efforts

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Excerpt from Wharton Business Radio -- "I think business can play an incredibly important role. If you think about it, $22 trillion of the U.S. GDP is in business. $3 trillion is in government and NGO. So right there, in terms of the power business has, it's huge. And I think, as we've seen with the recent resignations from the President's council over his various remarks and actions, they can stand up. But they've stood up on others things: transgender issues, climate change issues. We have a coalition called 'We Mean Business' that has said, we're going to go ahead and have 60% of greenhouse gas emissions, no matter what the government does. We're going to really commit to what the Paris Accord laid out on our own."

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