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Jeremy Heimans

Founder
Purpose.com
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose (www.purpose.com), a profit-with-purpose business that builds movements to help solve major global problems. Purpose has built global movements to fight cancer (with LIVESTRONG) and eliminate nuclear weapons in 20 years (with Global Zero, a new initiative led by more than 200 world leaders and endorsed by President Obama). Purpose also works with some of the world's biggest companies to mobilize their consumers for social impact, and is currently incubating new consumer movements to help the green economy achieve scale, including a platform to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, the world’s largest online political community, with six million members. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp.org, an Australian online political movement and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia's political parties combined. In 2004, he co-founded an advocacy group in the US presidential elections that ran a highly publicized online and media campaign, raising millions of dollars in small online donations. The World e-Government Forum has named Jeremy one of the "Top 10 People Who is Changing the World of the Internet and Politics". His work has been recognized in publications like The Economist and the New York Times. Jeremy began his career with the strategy consultants McKinsey and Company. He was educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney. He is a citizen of Australia and the Netherlands, and lives in New York.

My Speaker Sessions

Monday, March 14
 

9:30am CDT