JEREMY HEIMANS

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE
@jeremyheimans

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and crowd-based social and economic models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched All Out, a 2.2 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world’s first open-source global activism platform, and advised institutions like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and Google.

Before this, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organisation and internationally recognised social movement phenomenon. And in 2007, Jeremy was a co-founder of Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 41 million members.

Jeremy has received the Ford Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Visionary Award, and the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. Fast Company ranked him on its annual list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012, and The Guardian has named him one of the ten most influential voices on sustainability in the US.