Jeremy Heimans is a world-renowned expert on building social movements, and a pioneer of purpose-driven marketing and business models. Jeremy is the Co-founder and CEO of purpose, the world's leading incubator for social movements and new experiments in mass digital participation. Under his leadership, purpose has built movements to fight cancer with LIVESTRONG, worked with Jamie Oliver on a national effort to transform our food culture, and launched AllOut.org, a new global movement for LGBT people and their straight friends and family. He is one of the foremost global experts helping companies bring purpose into the heart of the brands and business models, and engaging consumers around a meaningful and impactful brand purpose. Jeremy has been building movements from an early age, running media campaigns and lobbying politicians on issues such as environmental degradation and nuclear proliferation. He co-founded Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 65 million members, and GetUp.org, the Australian political movement with more members than all Australia's political parties combined.
As an agency, Purpose helps clients harness participation for meaningful social impact.
Purpose Labs have produced breakthrough public engagement campaigns, new messaging approaches and unexpected coalitions.
Jeremy's career began with strategy consultants McKinsey and Company.
He served as chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation.
With Henry Timms, Jeremy is co-author of the bestselling book “New Power”, praised by the New York Times’ David Brooks as “the best window I’ve seen into this new world” and by The Guardian as “a manual on how to navigate the 21st century”.
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
Foreign Policy Association Medal
Ford Foundation's 75th Anniversary Visionary Award
Most Creative People in Business, Fast C, Fast C, Fast C, Fast C, Fast Company
Top 10 Most Influential Voices on Sustainability in the US, The Guardian
SPEAKING & APPEARANCES
Jeremy helps organizations understand how power functions in the new world, impacting their opinions locally and globally.
His TED Talk, What new power looks like, has been viewed over 1.4 million times.