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Starbucks CFO Troy Alstead insists it's about engaging the consumer, not selling products. He explains why CEO Howard Schultz speaks out on so many social and political issues.

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In this ongoing interview series, FORTUNE senior editor-at-large Geoff Colvin examines the biggest challenges in business through conversations with top executives at the heart of those issues.