On Purpose

Put purpose before profit

“We believe in putting purpose before profit. We're a community that helps you find your work in the world: work that matters and work you care about. We believe that only by doing this will we have a chance of solving society's most difficult problems.”

Tom Rippin
On Purpose Founder and CEO

Our programmes

We work with inspiring professionals and help them get stuck in to become leaders who harness the power of business for good.

LON Training

Associate Programme

The Associate Programme transforms your career. You learn on the job, doing real work in purpose-driven organisations while at the same time going through an intensive learning programme. Weekly training sessions introduce you to new ways of thinking and the community you’re surrounded by is ever-inspiring and a lot of fun. 

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CEO Programme

The CEO Programme is tailored to CEOs of purpose-led organisations. It develops your leadership skills, supports you in working through a critical and live organisational issue and connects you with a community of peers.  The programme helps you clarify your and your organisation's purpose, and think about how to put it into action within and beyond your organisation.

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Our locations

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London

We were founded in London in 2009 and are based just off Brick Lane in the heart of East London. This puts us in an area that mixes international business, extreme inequality and pioneering social innovations. 

London programmes

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Paris

On Purpose has been in Paris since 2013. We're based in the social enterprise hub Les Grands Voisins, a thriving community of social enterprises, artists and migrant communities

Paris programmes

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Berlin

Berlin is our newest location and we've been working here since 2015. We are based in the Thinkfarm co-working space at the heart of Kreuzberg, working next to established and start-up social enterprises.

Berlin programmes

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