Contexis

Who We Are

We believe in the power of purpose and entrepreneurial thinking to change business and change lives.

What we Believe

We believe that all businesses have a fundamental responsibility to protect and improve the lives of the people who work for them, the societies we serve and the planet we share.  That is why we are a Certified BCorp, joining 3,000 other businesses globally that demonstrate the very highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.  As a BCorp we are proud to be a business that is a force for good.

Becoming a BCorp

But it is no longer good enough for that responsibility to be seen as a matter of good governance and therefore de-coupled from what our businesses actually do.

Having worked with great entrepreneurial leaders in businesses of all sizes for many years has shown us that, to truly succeed in a transparent, ambiguous and fast-moving world, business needs to take a clear and courageous view of what it believes in and why it deserves to exist – and then place that belief at the very heart of its strategy.

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What we Believe

Purpose drives strategy

We believe that when purpose drives strategy it simply makes for better performing, more agile, responsive and more sustainably valuable businesses because it has the power to create passionately engaged people, thrillingly innovative cultures and clear and high-velocity management.

But this can only happen when leaders allow their people to feel a strong sense of emotional ownership and create a culture of uncompromising and contagious trust.

We call this entrepreneurial thinking. And it leads to unstoppable change.

Who we are

Contexis People

have a rare combination of entrepreneurial and big business experience. We have all held senior positions in some of the largest businesses on the planet from Mars to Unilever to Diageo via Boeing and Bacardi. And we have all built entrepreneurial businesses of our own.

We think this gives us a unique perspective.

And what gets us out of bed in the morning is a passionate belief that entrepreneurial thinking and a truly activated purpose can transform even the biggest and most complex businesses. Our goals is to help bring clarity and drive back to businesses, to help them reconnect with their purpose, re-engage with their people and become agile again.

We have taken this obsession and turned it into a rather brilliant methodology that is now used by large companies globally to remove corporate shackles, shatter legacy thinking amongst leaders, rekindle belief and connection in middle management and transform cultures right down the organisation.

Meet Our Team

Entrepreneurial and Big Business Experience

 Our Community

PORTER NOVELLI
PORTER NOVELLI

Porter Novelli guides businesses across the globe to build the reputations they deserve. We are proud to partner with them and share their belief that organisations must find, live, and tell their purpose in order to thrive.

BCORP
BCORP

We believe businesses have a responsibility to people, society and planet. That’s why we are a Certified BCorp, joining 3,000 other businesses that demonstrate the highest social and environmental standards, accountability and transparency. As a BCorp we are a business that is a force for good.

motive
motive

motive is a remarkable organisation dedicated to guiding mid-sized and early stage businesses on the path to purpose. We share their belief that truly purpose-driven leaders and organisations are people magnets. Because they’re working for a better world, everyone wants to join in

INSPIRED COMPANIES
INSPIRED COMPANIES

We love working together to enable businesses to become authentically purposeful, trusted and resilient. Together, we combine insight and inspiration, measurement and data, impact and results. IC’s approach to creating companies with the world onside is inspiring and integrates seamlessly into what we know works.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership for a sustainable economy. Since our CEO attended the Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme over ten years ago, CISL has informed a key part of our community and thinking.

ENVISIA LEARNING
ENVISIA LEARNING

Cambridge-based Envisia are our technology partners for purpose measurement and insight. With a deep understanding of behavioural and neuroscience, they provide us with creative data solutions, a superb platform and unparalleled data security. And are fun to work with to boot.

BLUEPRINT FOR BETTER BUSINESS
BLUEPRINT FOR BETTER BUSINESS

Our association with Blueprint has changed our business for good. We are proud to support, and are grateful to learn from, Blueprint as an independent charity whose simple purpose is to create a better society through better business that benefits society and respects people and planet.

LLH
LLH

LHH is part of The Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions partner, helping organisations see the possibilities in their people whether that’s transforming an entire workforce or improving the effectiveness of individual leaders or teams. We are proud to work with the LHH UK team in providing purpose measurement.

TRIODOS BANK
TRIODOS BANK

As a fellow BCorp, Triodos are our natural banking partner. We share their belief that banking can be a catalyst for positive and lasting change. They’re also just a good bank who can provide all of our banking needs in the UK and beyond.

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