What CEOs Say

Thinking about implementing a Culture of Health in your business, or seeking to improve upon an existing model?

“What CEOs Say” is a one-of-a-kind series of candid and inspirational interviews centered around the real how-to’s of this endeavor. The interviews will focus on CEOs who have successfully executed a Culture of Health, talking about how they actually did so.

Discussions will focus on formulating the business case and calculating its return on investment, as well as providing clear steps to overcome barriers and implement change. Most importantly, the highlighted CEOs will serve as role models for how to reap the rewards of a robust Culture of Health for your business.

“What CEOs Say” is produced out of Harvard Chan School’s state-of-the-art Leadership Studio. Other leadership series sponsored by Harvard include: The Forum and the Voices in Leadership webcast series.

Learn more about this series and the Culture of Health project.


Gary Hirshberg

We welcomed, Gary HirshbergCo-Founder and Chief Organic Optimist of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, and the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World (Hyperion, 2008), to the What CEOs Say series on November 8, 2019.




Mary Powell
Mary Powell

President and CEO of Green Mountain Power, Mary Powell, joined us on October 9, 2019. Powell is nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power as a leading energy transformation company.  Delivering clean, cost-effective and highly reliable power to customers all across Vermont, GMP offers cutting-edge products and service to reduce costs and carbon. Professor Gina McCarthy f the Practice of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 13th Administrator of EPA moderated.






Prof. Amy Edmondson of Harvard Business School (left) interviewed Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever (right) on April 11, 2019.

The second webcast with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever (2009-2018), was live streamed on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The on-demand video is posted here.





Support for this  website series was provided  by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.