Igniting people with purpose

Posted 17 Jun 2020 | Our News | HR & Leadership

Today we are delighted to publish a new report looking at how businesses can become more purposeful.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the concept of ‘purpose’ move from the margins to the mainstream of discussions. In recent months the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have brought the topic of corporate purpose even more to the fore, as businesses and leaders in all sectors face a moment of hard reflection and seek to make positive changes in society. It was to be the theme of an event we were due to host in May, on The Power of Purpose-led Leaders in partnership with the People Director Partnership. That event could not, of course, take place. Today, instead, we are delighted to publish our report ‘Igniting people with purpose’, bringing together insights from the scheduled speakers, including: Richard Goff, Chair of People Director Partnership; Sally Bailey, Chair of Pilotlight; Peter MacKenzie, former Head of Talent and Leadership Development at Lloyd’s Register; Amy Sawbridge, founder of Curious Strawberry and formerly a Director at Virgin Group and; Jamie Anderson, Chief Executive at Pilotlight Partner Charity Age UK Wirral.

Bruce McCombie, Interim CEO: “Over the last few years, we’ve seen the concept of ‘purpose’ move from the margins to the mainstream of discussions. This has resonated strongly with Pilotlight which has, since its inception, pioneered a model of bringing together business, charities and social enterprises to ignite lasting social change. We’ve become increasingly attuned to how our model benefits the private sector, by enabling business leaders to access a unique learning and development opportunity with an embedded social impact. We hope this report is thought-provoking for leaders of business in the ways they can think about purpose.”

Download the report here.