This past October 5, Mirella De Civita, President of Papillon MDC Inc., had the privilege of attending Umalia’s 5th anniversary dinner. As one of Umalia’s strategic partners, Papillon MDC Inc. also had the opportunity to participate in a debate on purpose and sustainability with distinguished guests from business, academia and civil society. The evening was co-hosted by special guest Neil Gaught, author of the book « CORE, How a single organizing idea can change business for good » who is currently conducting a world tour participating in discussions in 15 countries on how businesses can align on a core purpose to succeed commercially but also make a social AND environmental difference. The discussions brought forth from the debate made it clear the business landscape is changing, even if ever so slowly, sparking a need for leaders to seek out their purpose BEYOND profits and shareholders, indeed a positive direction for communities and the world at large. Umalia is an organization that helps businesses realize the tremendous potential of their commitment to social responsibility for a strong and sustainable social impact and enhanced organizational performance, something we at Papillon MDC Inc. have been committed to since day one.