Salesforce CEO: Speaking out on social issues is the “right thing to do”

Marc Benioff runs cloud computing giant company Salesforce, which provides software that allows salespeople to keep track of their customers. But he’s also using his company’s success – it’s worth nearly $57 billion – as a platform for social activism. Benioff is fighting North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law” which prevents transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that do not match their biological gender. “I’m doing this really on behalf of my employees… I’ll get an email or someone will come into my office and say, ‘I am being discriminated against and you have to do something for me,’ so I will jump in and help them,” Benioff told “CBS This Morning” Thursday. Benioff’s intervention in North Carolina comes after he showcased his influence on legislation in other states. Last year,…


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