Being *purpose-led is good business
Knowing that your business is making a difference for future generations is our best legacy. A growing body of evidence suggests that being purpose-led breeds success, in terms of sustainability, wellbeing and good growth.
Whether you are a start-up or a growing SME on this cusp of change, we can help you on your sustainability journey. We use our practical experience and network of business owners and specialists to begin a meaningful conversation. A conversation that begins with ‘what if my business is part of the solution?’
“When businesses’ unique ability to innovate and scale is combined with a drive for positive impact it has the potential to transform society and the planet.”
Re-generate.org – The case for purpose-driven business
To be a purpose-led business means taking responsibility for the wellbeing of all employees, society and nature; nurturing them as one interdependent system. Ultimately, it’s about using our business to help create a regenerative and thriving future for all stakeholders.
“Say farewell to economy-as-a-machine embrace economy-as-an-organism.”
Ready to dip your toe in the water?
Perhaps you have a clear idea of what you’d like to achieve or you may feel you need to explore the right approach by talking through your options. In either case, we can help you help you get your business purpose and sustainability journey going and growing.
Our service streams
We help you write a new rule book that asks better questions, and makes better decisions for what is needed now and for future generations. We get you in the flow with the best businesses for planet, society, and people.
We offer a coaching and advisory service from our direct experience of growing and transforming previous businesses to become B Corp certified, democratically governed, and employee owned. These are some of the governance considerations we help you understand and embed into your everyday decision-making:
Purpose in action
Writing your purpose into your Articles of Association and business principles or charter are an essential part of a sustainable business for the future. This can be daunting, so we help explain and support you in this transition.
We know running a business is hard enough so adding social and environmental considerations into the mix can be challenging. We help you weave these issues into your boardroom and everyday decision-making.
Democratic and network governance
We help you unlock the boardroom doors, and giving a voice to your stakeholders and employees and helping everyone make better decisions.
Moving to net-zero carbon
We all know this is an imperative but how do we do it?
We partner with specialists that can help you untangle this complex problem and make meaningful and measurable steps forward.
Profit for purpose
Colin Mayer said ‘profit is a product of purpose’.
Redefining our relationship to money in our business can transform the power we have to do good for people and planet.
We help you get comfortable with opening up your finances. This develops boardroom accountability to why, where, and how money flows through our business. With this transparency comes accountability to our purpose.
‘Think like a tree’ said Roman Krznaric.
We loves this idea.
We can no longer discount our legacy for future generations or the sustainability of the natural world. We can help you change your relationship with time and embed a more long-term approach.
Showing you are making a difference is essential for a purpose-led business. Re-generate.org research discovered ‘Identification‘ as one of the top four factors holding purpose-driven businesses back from achieving positive growth.
The true and honest story of our impacts is essential, we help you write your story.
Sustainable business model design
We work across your whole business to discover the best organisational and operational models that give you the biggest purpose-led impact.
We use design-thinking to transform and grow your sustainability journey. This works best when we all know why and how we come together as people and design the tools and systems to get our work done.
Changing to a self-managing organisational model releases an abundance of creativity and innovation.
When we are all free to self-manage our work, our ability to imagine and create purposeful change for our business flourishes.
Matt Tipping has direct experience of transforming his previous business, Double Retail, to become a self-managing organisation and a B Corp. Read in depth articles here.
Internal and external stakeholders need to see, hear, and believe in your business impacts. Secrecy won’t cut it anymore.
We have direct experience in opening up all of areas of business knowledge. With business transparency we can do our best thinking, make good decisions, and do our best work.
Trust and trustworthiness are symbiotic. Nurturing the principle, values, and behaviours we all want see and experience in our business builds trust.
We help facilitate your whole organisation to do the hard work of self-discovery and agreement on what trust means to you.
Read a short piece on co-creating organisational values
Embracing complexity and ambiguity of human relationships is at the heart of every business.
Saying you are people positive and being people positive are often at odds.
Within our network we have deeply experienced leadership coaches who can help make employee wellbeing and engagement a tangible reality.
Employee voice has been defined as one of the most important needs for successful businesses of the future.
We support you and your whole organisation to find the most effective ways for everyone’s voice to be heard. With voice, we having meaning in our work.
Leadership for everyone
Redefining what leadership means in business can create an explosion of creativity and innovation. A few people only have so much time and energy to lead ideas.
What if everybody was given the freedom and support to lead good ideas in your business?
What could that do for your purpose?
We have experienced this in action and great things happen!
The power of image and words cannot be understated for the clarity and understanding of stakeholders have of our business. We humans are evolved to need storytelling; it builds our sense of belonging, an essential part of any purposeful business.
We work with you to define and craft your story, so that all stakeholders engage with and understand your true purpose and impact.
We know that with the weight of all the extra purpose-led business considerations it can seem an overwhelming burden. We offer a coaching network with open minds, good ears, and good questions to support you in whatever it is you are trying to do for the world with your business.
From experience within our personal networks we know this is the most exciting and stressful time. A guiding and questioning coaching relationship makes this period less lonely and confusing.
Our network has many specialist coaches to help in whatever start-up need will have most impact on your good-growth.
The word ‘sustainability’ is full of complexity and it can be confusing to know where to start. We help you make a plan for your business sustainability transition and nurture the mindsets and behaviours within your business to bring your plan to life.
Watch Matt Tipping’s journey to B Corp experiences in his previous business, Double Retail
The influence and impact your business can have to deliver its purpose takes time. If you’re at the place in your life where it’s time to hand over ownership, we have founders in our network who have exited successfully through positive ownership transitions. This takes time and care, so your business purpose thrives and grows beyond your exit.
Personal and business purpose
A reconnection to our deep motivations for starting our business grows our personal well-being.
We help you discover why and how your business can be purpose-led and start to do well by doing good.
Better goals and decisions
Focus on meaningful goals.
A supportive and challenging guide that can accompany you over time will help you. And through time and a deeper relationship we can be a good point of reflection and clarity on the big decisions.
Read more on Matt Tipping’s 10-years, 10 thoughts on better business while he was founder of Double Retail
Working on the business
Do more of the work you love.
We guide you to a place where your business runs itself, freeing you to work on the business, and not trapped by the grind of daily tasks.
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