Tom Rippin | Purpose-Driven Businesses Can Create a Stronger Economy for Everyone

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Tom Rippin | Purpose-Driven Businesses Can Create a Stronger Economy for Everyone

Tom Rippin

Posted on February 17, 2021

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“If we’re going to bring about this better, healthy economy, it’s going to take change from all of us—change from all angles and organizations.” —Tom Rippin, CEO of On Purpose

Tom Rippin is the CEO and Founder of On Purpose, a social enterprise that develops leaders who are focused on building purpose-driven businesses and an economy that works for all. Working within the private, public, and non-profit sectors, Tom has spent his career exploring how organizations can solve the world’s biggest problems together.

Tom has worked as CEO at Comic Relief, a UK-based charity, and ran international operations for (RED), the nonprofit founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Before transitioning into social enterprise, Tom received his Ph.D. in cancer research and worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company with private, public, and non-profit sector clients. 

In this episode of Leading with Genuine Care, you’ll learn:

  • How On Purpose promotes purpose-driven businesses 
  • Why Tom was inspired to build On Purpose
  • About the intersection between business and values 
  • How On Purpose supports positive leadership
  • Why it’s essential to focus on purpose over profit
  • About fascinating projects designed at On Purpose
  • Why Tom moved from cancer research into his current career path
  • Who participates in the On Purpose Associate program
  • What Systems Thinking is
  • How using System Thinking builds better businesses
  • How organizations can integrate values into their strategy
  • If investors are taking part in social enterprises
  • How companies, like Patagonia, use values-based thinking 
  • What questions all positive leaders should ask themselves
  • And so much more!

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