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Jeremy Heimans

As co-founder and CEO of, Jeremy’s work has literally mobilised 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, an initiative led by more than 200 world leaders).  Jeremy also co-founded, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, with ten million members. He also cofounded, the Australian political movement with more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined.  In 2011, Jeremy received the Ford Foundation’s 75th anniversary Visionaries Award. The World Economic Forum at Davos has named him a Young Global Leader and the World e-Government Forum has named Jeremy and Purpose co-founder David Madden among the “Top 10 People Who Are Changing the World of the Internet and Politics”. Jeremy has lived and worked in the UK, France and the US.

Meet Jeremy Heimans, the 2012 Advance Global Australian Social Innovation Award Winner