Contributor: Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO,

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of, a leading CRM company he founded in March 1999.

Throughout his career, Benioff has been determined to use information technology to produce positive social change. In July 2000, he launched the Salesforce Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation aimed at bridging the digital divide. Pioneering the '1% model' – where the company contributes 1% of profits, 1% of equity, and 1% of employee hours back to the communities it serves – the Salesforce Foundation has demonstrated the power and impact of integrated philanthropy.

Benioff is the author of two books: Compassionate Capitalism, and The Business of Changing the World.

The Business of Changing the World
At Timberland, employees are actively encouraged to make a contribution to their local communities. Marc Benioff explains, amongst other initiatives, Timberland's 'service sabbatical',...