The Power of Purpose II

Strategic Integration of Purpose

Learn how Unilever have driven business performance through strategic integration and alignment of organisational purpose.

Unilever has been a purpose-driven company from its origins. Today, their purpose is simple but clear – to make sustainable living commonplace.

The Møller Institute and International Leadership Association join forces again to bring together the worlds of business and academia for a purposeful symposium to explore how alignment of organisational and personal purpose can drive business growth.

The Symposium will bring together a powerful combination of CEOs, C-suite and HRDs from successful global organisations together with world-renowned leadership scholars to answer the question:

How can we ignite organisational and individual purpose to drive business performance and societal impact?

You will hear from a stellar line-up of purpose gurus including:

Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer, Unilever

  • What is organisational purpose and why is it important for business now?
  • How Unilever’s organisational purpose has been delivered through the Sustainable Living Plan?
  • How can you ignite purpose with leaders, teams and individuals?

Sudhanshu Palsule

Møller Institute Co-Director of the Explorer Mindset senior leadership development programme, expert on Purpose and author of The Social Leader: Redefining Leadership for the Complex Social Age (2014), and other books including Managing in Four Worlds. From Management Education to Civic Reconstruction, and Personal Leadership: African Style.
Sudhanshu will present his ideas and research from his forthcoming book, Rehumanizing Leadership: Purpose, Empathy and Shared Meaning, and explore the following areas:

  • The Purpose of Purpose
  • Re-humanizing leadership: purpose in the 21st century

Dr Gill Hickman

Møller Visiting Leadership Scholar and Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. Award-winning author with an expertise is in the power of purpose, management, organisation theory, organisation behaviour, and human resource management. International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Recipient.

Gill will present from her research for the book, The Power of Invisible Leadership: How a Compelling Common Purpose Inspires Exceptional Leadership.

Charles Wookey

CEO and Founder of A Blueprint for Better Business, an independent registered charity helping businesses be guided and inspired by a purpose that benefits society, Charles will explore how businesses can use their purpose to create long term sustainable performance.

John Heiser

CEO, LabVantage Solutions, Inc.l, USA and International Leadership Association Board Member

  • Case study: How company purpose drives performance.

Symposium details


A co-created symposium between the Møller Institute and the International Leadership Association


Møller Institute at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge, England


14 December 2018, Symposium 09:00-16:30

13 December overnight accommodation and optional dinner


  • This is an invitation only event with participants limited to 40 to ensure maximum impact
  • Places are limited to two per organisation.


  • Symposium only – £250 per person (plus VAT)
  • Pre-symposium dinner, accommodation and symposium – £450 per person (plus VAT)

Register your interest now.

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