The Purpose Upgrade
Change Your Business to Save the World. Change the World to Save Your Business
History shows that hard times can lead to the greatest opportunities for renewal. The Purpose Upgrade will support readers in leading enterprises that thrive by solving our most important problems.
It shows how businesses can create more compelling benefits for customers, build meaningful livelihoods for colleagues, and unlock superior returns for investors by ‘repurposing’ and revitalising the activities they engage in.
Meet the social entrepreneur who repurposed the previously ‘boring’ trade in office supplies to fund micro-finance initiatives that reach millions of the people most exposed to poverty, so that ‘even a bad day at the office saves lives’.
Learn how the leaders of a coal-mining business repurposed their enterprise first as an industrial chemicals company and then more spectacularly as a sustainable living business, generating unprecedented shareholder returns by aligning their objectives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
And, most importantly, discover a unique methodology that you can use to make a Purpose Upgrade an always-available event at any level of your own enterprise.
There has never been a more urgent need to change our businesses to save the world or a more opportune time to change the world to save our businesses.
(Paul Skinner / Little, Brown, 2022)More Info