User Profile for Jeremy Heimans (Jeremy Heimans)
Bio: Jeremy is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a profit-with-purpose business that builds movements to address the world's biggest challenges. Purpose is currently building a 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). Purpose partners with some of the world's biggest brands to mobilize their consumers for social impact, and is currently incubating new consumer movements to help the green economy achieve scale.
In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, the world’s largest online political community, with more than four million members. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp.org, an Australian online 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 media campaign, raising millions of dollars in small online donations.
In 2006, the World e-Government Forum named Jeremy one of the "Top 10 People Who is Changing the World of the Internet and Politics". 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, and was a research associate at Oxford University. He is a citizen of Australia and the Netherlands, and lives in New York.
Joined: May 08 '07
Last login: Apr 06 '10