Anyone with the idea that CEOs and companies can now stand down with a new Administration has sorely underestimated corporations. They will still fill the role of CEO statespeople Yet, the role of a company will change when a little less rests on their shoulders alone. There is still plenty to do to meet the needs of people and planet, and we may have to make up for lost time. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ever more relevant, perhaps with a deeper sense of purpose to ensure equity for all. The issues abound on which companies can lead and lend a hand: systemic inequity, climate, infrastructure, jobs/future of work, education, economic recovery, technology, food security, and much more. Here are the bright spots we see in corporate purpose leadership for 2021: communicating with a divided nation, adaptability and innovation, employee well-being, focus, and tracking ESG=resilience.