The Center is a member-driven nonprofit organization which connects and convenes a global community of CEOs, executives and their companies through forums designed to catalyze organizational transformation. It helps purposeful leaders build high performing organizations and a better world.

Research supports how the multi-stakeholder approach has helped companies outperform their competitors because it earns the respect, trust, and commitment of their people, customers, communities and investors.

The challenge is that leaders in large organizations lack guidance for how to align their strategy and operations to an authentic purpose. No textbook teaches the perspectives, competencies and practices of the Higher Ambition Leadership approach, nor is it taught at top business schools.

The solution, which was conceived by the founding CEOs of the Center, was to create a professional community of like-minded leaders and scholars who could learn from one another’s experience and collaborate around advancing the mission.


Is to develop leaders who create social and economic value for all their stakeholders.


Is for our members, working together with the Center’s support, to help each other establish a new standard for business leadership, financial success and social impact.


Is doing good to do well will no longer be a debatable topic—it will become the “new normal.”

Buy The Book: Higher Ambition

How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value

HA-BookcoverThe authors, all affiliated with the Center for Higher Ambition, interviewed, engaged with, and learned from 36 CEOs from around the world who have succeeded in creating value that sustains their companies in the short term and the long term. Indeed, their experiences prove it is possible for large corporations to consistently deliver superior economic and social value even in the face of headwinds from capital markets, rapidly changing technology, and unrelenting competition.