About US

MEET THE TEAM

Leaders on Purpose is a community of purpose-driven corporate leaders promoting an inclusive and sustainable economy that puts purpose at the core and leaves no one behind. What began as a research collaboration between business leaders and experts from Harvard University, Unilever, The World Bank, and The London School of Economics has evolved into a platform that connects the CEO agenda with the global agenda. 

Today Leaders on Purpose operates as an independent, for-benefit, organization supporting businesses in the transition from business-as-usual to a purpose-based approach. This involves putting purpose at the core of the business strategy for the benefit of the organization, the employees, the planet and society.  Our approach is grounded in rigorous research and years of experience. We do this through corporate strategy, peer learning, advisory on systemic innovations, and advocacy for policies that support purpose and performance. 
 


Instead of “build it back,” we are committed to “build it better.”

Kimberly Washington

Co-Founder

& Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder

& Chief Strategy Officer

Partner & Global Head of Business Development

Christa Gyori

Dr. Tatiana Kazakova

Hemant Baijal

Global Affairs & Partnerships

Brian Kurtz

Movement & Mobilization

Madeleine Helms

Associate, Content & Communications

Charlotte Palermo

Associate, External Engagement

Kelsey Beuning

Research Analyst

Miceal Johnstone

Senior Advisor

Elise Craft

Senior Advisor

advisory council

The Leaders on Purpose Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of senior leaders and experts from around the world who help guide the strategic direction for the Leaders on Purpose platform and provide leadership to advance the purpose-first economy globally. 

DR. WENDY PURCELL

Vice-Chancellor Emerita, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

HEERAD SABETI

CEO,  The Fourth Sector Group

DR. CHRISTIAN BUSCH

Co-Founder, Leaders on Purpose, Director, NYU Global Economy Program (CGA) & Visiting Faculty, LSE

DIANNE DAIN

Lead -UN Reboot Accelerator

 President -The Singer Foundation

WILLIAM KENNEDY

Senior Program Officer, UN Office for Partnerships

JEFF TWENTYMAN

General Counsel & Partner, Slaughter & May

ELLEN WINDEMUTH

Chief Executive Officer, WaterBear Network

HARALD NEIDHARDT

CEO & Curator - futur/io Institute - Moonshots for Europe

 J CARL     GANTER

Managing Director, Circle of Blue - Vector Center

MARTHA MARTIN

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, The Fourth Sector Group

MICHELLE MUSCHETTE

Policy and International Development Specialist