Investing in a brighter future

Investing in a brighter future

We lead with purpose

Common Purpose is committed to developing leaders who can make a positive impact in their communities. Leaders who can stand up and make real change. Through our initiatives, we empower leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our society and to drive real change towards a more equitable and prosperous future for all.



Developing young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be


Sky Blue

Investing in leadership development for changemakers in the sustainability and conservation sectors

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Lynda Mansson
Director General, MAVA Foundation
"We wanted to work with Common Purpose because of their track record, and their expertise in Cross-Boundary Leadership. It has proved to be a very successful and fruitful partnership. It is hugely important that leaders working in conservation, and the wider environmental movement, are able to work collaboratively with leaders from other fields."
Ilka Dunne
Former Leadership, Culture and Young Talent, Rand Merchant Bank
"Common Purpose has partnered with us on a range of programmes for the bank, including our NGO leadership network. Common Purpose is always open to co-creating a programme that truly fits the place, system and people, and is therefore able to deliver initiatives that deliver on some of the most subtle of outcomes."
Will Somerville
UK Director, Unbound Philanthropy
"We supported Common Purpose because we were impressed by their programmes for diaspora leaders. What was most inspiring was the quality of the participants, and the way the programmes unleashed their creativity and energy to tackle challenges in their communities in the UK and countries of origin. The value that diaspora leaders can bring was really evident."

Past Campaigns 

Bridge builders


Programmes for leaders who want to increase their impact at home and in their place of heritage – and build bridges between the two

We are Common Purpose

A global not-for-profit devoted to good leadership

  • We deliver unforgettable and transformative learning experiences
  • Programmes for people at all levels of their careers
  • Gain the confidence, skills and mindset to be a purposeful change agent, with a difference

Who we are