Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers

Jeremy Heimans

Jeremy Heimans @jeremyheimans

Co-Founder & CEO

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose.com, a social enterprise that mobilizes millions of citizens and consumers to help solve major global problems. Purpose has built global movements to fight cancer (with LIVESTRONG) and eliminate nuclear weapons in 20 years (with Global Zero, a new initiative led by more than 200 world leaders and endorsed by President Obama) and is currently building a national movement to change America’s food culture with Jamie Oliver. Purpose recently launched All Out, the world’s first global movement organization for LGBT people and their allies. In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, with ten million members. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp.org, an Australian political movement and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia's political parties combined. In 2004, he co-founded an advocacy group in the US presidential elections that ran a highly publicized online and media campaign, raising millions of dollars in small online donations. In 2011, Jeremy received the Ford Foundation's 75th Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer and World Economic Forum at Davos named him a Young Global Leader. His work has been recognized in publications like The Economist and the New York Times. Jeremy began his career with the strategy consultants McKinsey and Company. He was educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney. He is a citizen of Australia and the Netherlands, and lives in New York.

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