Our research examines how embedding purpose into the core of business models drives innovation, growth, customer loyalty and talent retention. We work with global institutions and academic leaders, such as Oxford Saïd Business School and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. We develop benchmarks, metrics and indices to give companies the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Why uncertain times require certainty of purpose
EY and Simon Sinek join forces to lead companies in the activation of their purpose in order to navigate this Transformative Age.
How can boards make the intangible tangible?
Watch our video on the board’s role in driving long-term value in the transformative age.
What if the banking system included the excluded?
A focus on financial inclusion is creating business opportunities for Mastercard and helping the company bring the benefits of a growing economy to society.
How can you move purpose from rhetoric into reality?
Listen to executives talk about how purpose is the core of your business and how you should strive to connect it to the work you are already doing.
What if money and meaning go hand-in-hand?
Hear executives discuss how profit and purpose aren’t mutually exclusive and work together for a company’s bottom line.
What do DC, Davos and Helsinki Have in Common? The Purpose Zeitgeist
EY Beacon Institute’s Valerie Keller takes to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation blog to explain how every organization can make purpose real.
Five Ps to remember: How parity promotes purpose, performance and profit
Read why EY Beacon Institute Global Leader Valerie Keller and Global Leader of EY Beacon Institute and Women. Fast forward Karin Lutz say purposeful organizations are in a prime position to #PressforProgress when it comes to gender parity.
Davos debate: Why the business of business isn't just business
Listen to the audio file of sound bites representing both sides of the argument. This recording includes an interview with Valerie Keller, EY Beacon Institute Global Leader and Executive Director, Markets at EY.
Making the future of work, work
Innovation matters: insights on the latest disruptive technologies.
In this transformative age, is the business of business still just business?
EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger and Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma discuss the changing role of business in society today and how Royal DSM has transformed itself around a purpose of creating improved lives, both today and for generations to come.
Healing a fractured world by changing the rules of the game
In today’s fractured world, is it still possible for people who disagree to escape their echo chambers and find common ground? It’s not just possible – it’s critical.
How can purpose profit the world – and business?
Once a coal mining giant, Royal DSM is now a case study of how a company can evolve around a purpose that enables them to both improve business performance and make a positive impact on society. Read the case study and watch the video.
In today’s transformative era, is the business of business still just business?
Today, serious challenges threaten to upset the traditional role of business in society. Yet, amid this disruption might there be an opportunity for truly purposeful businesses to grow, innovate, and help society navigate to a higher, more sustainable ground?
Driving exceptional client service
EY 2017 Better Begins With You Winners: Advisory’s business transformation team
EY 2017 Better Begins With You Winners: China’s tax automation team pursues innovation
Creating exceptional EY experiences
EY 2017 Better Begins With You Winners: EY Presents creates exceptional EY experiences
Strengthening our communities
PEY 2017 Better Begins With You Winners: Philippa Bridger helps strengthen our communities
Is your purpose lectured – or lived?
Executives think their firms are truly purpose-driven, but their employees disagree. How should employers close the say-do gap?
Purpose is bigger than profit, say execs
Karin Lutz, Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute and Women. Fast forward, talks to CEO Today about what’s driving today’s business executives. Hint: it isn’t all about financial gain.
Values and today’s business environment
From the top down, values are part of a business. Valerie Keller, Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute, discusses their role with the Financial Times.
Gathering for purpose at UN General Assembly week
Valerie Keller, Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute, tells The New York Times why it’s important for business leaders to gather and refocus on their shared goals.
What is the business model for a model business?
2017 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year winner Murad Al-Katib and other business leaders discuss the power of purpose -- and how to bring it to life.
Shopping with a purpose
Many retailers are embracing purpose as a lever for navigating turbulence. Learn how in this report from the EY Beacon Institute with Positive Luxury.
Business leaders speak on purpose and disruption
Watch business leaders from GE Oil and Gas, Ericsson, Nestlé S.A., Deutsche Bank and Swiss Re discuss how purpose is helping their organizations navigate uncertainty.
The purposeful company
This report, sponsored by EY Beacon Institute, and developed by the Big Innovation Centre, looks at how purpose can add value creation and competitive advantage to British companies.
Purpose-led transformation is a new approach to driving strategic transformation, innovation and growth.
Do uncertain times need certainty of purpose?
The populist backlash against globalization added a renewed sense of urgency to the third Beacon Institute community gathering at the 2017 World Economic Forum annual meeting.
How Infosys turned their purpose from rhetoric into reality
Shifting the course of a company with more than 200,000 employees globally is no easy feat. Find out how purpose moved Infosys forward.
In the face of disruption, don’t just transform — transcend
Research shows organizations that can demonstrate a higher purpose are in a better position to innovate.
What is the role of purpose in innovation?
Amid the growing noise of disruption, it’s more important than ever for leaders to articulate a purpose-led strategy that will transcend day-to-day operations and set a vision for enduring success.
Deriving value from purpose
The importance of purpose overall can vary from company to company. Yet, for CMOs, purpose is becoming a critical priority.
Purpose channels innovation
A clear and compelling purpose helps organizations reap results from innovation efforts so they can disrupt, rather than be disrupted.
Perspectives on purpose
Richard Branson of Virgin, Paul Polman of Unilever, Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post and Mark Weinberger of EY tell how purpose can drive performance.
Welcome to the Beacon Institute
The Beacon Institute is a community of business leaders, board members and academics focused on helping organizations create long-term value and navigate the disruptive forces shaping the 21st century.
We provide research, insights and advice to inspire and amplify the growing movement of purpose-led businesses. We also bring together early adopters and leading thinkers who have embraced purpose as a means to drive real change in the working world.
Purpose drives performance
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