About Us

Common Purpose

Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 that develops leaders who can cross boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems both in organizations and in cities. We now run programmes in over 100 cities worldwide, and have more than 75,000 Alumni from over 100 countries and 6 continents. 

Our Beliefs 
The world over, people face complex problems that cross boundaries; those who really want to solve them must stand up and cross boundaries too. 

Common Purpose focuses on cities where most of these problems converge. Leaders who cross boundaries make cities work better; and cities that work better will be better at dealing with their own problems, and the world's.

Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director - Titan Industries, Tata Group

"Common Purpose is, above all, about collaboration - between government, NGOs and corporate sectors. This unique combination has the maximum potential to drive radical change and Common Purpose provides a platform for sharing and learning across these sectors."

Be a leader who can cross boundaries