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Common Purpose Bangalore

Common Purpose Bangalore recently hosted a very exciting alumni event in partnership with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH). The event was framed around a challenge which is a big issue in  the city of Bangalore and the country too - "How do we produce significant shifts in elderly care in (the rapidly changing demographic context of) Bangalore?"

The event was supported by the Bangalore Chapter of IBIN - The India Backbone Implementation Network which was launched in ...

MIDC in India

Between April - June 2013, Common Purpose India ran a very exciting programme for the MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation).

In the ever changing global business environment senior leaders of MIDC are increasingly required to have good understanding of the 'big picture' and the complexities of the external environment which demands excellent performance, new and creative ways of problem resolution, better approach towards their customers.


High-calibre UK and Indian business leaders to tackle the 'skills gap' challenge


With employers often frustrated that they cannot find suitably skilled new talent despite the millions of unemployed in search of jobs, how do we ensure appropriate skills development to bridge this apparent gap between education and employability?

This is the challenge that participants on the Dishaa Venture, run by leadership development organisation Common Purpose, will be tackling ...

Ventures Update July 2012

Common Purpose Ventures connect future leaders, across the world, to tackle challenges which are common and compelling, big (enough to be worth the effort) and small (enough to be grasped). Ventures encourage participants to work in new directions to develop innovative approaches to new (and old) problems - this is why the names of all our Ventures mean "direction".

Dao Xiang

In the first week of July London played host to the inaugural Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave comment

High-calibre business leaders to develop innovative models to accelerate carbon cutting and present to policy experts

If no action is taken to reduce emissions, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could reach double its pre-industrial level as early as 2035 [1]. Addressing this issue requires both developed and newly industrialised countries to work innovatively together.

Unique carbon cutting ...

UK-India relations energised by future leaders

In 2010 90,000 people were employed in the UK by Indian firms, with many more involved in the activities of British firms in India [1]. Indeed, over 1 million people travel between the UK and India every year Tagged: , , , , | Leave comment

Second Dishaa Venture tackles carbon cutting

The second Dishaa Venture took place at the beginning of December 2011, bringing together emerging leaders from the UK and India who gathered in London to tackle the challenge:

"Unique carbon cutting measures are happening locally in India and the UK. How do we accelerate and multiply our actions to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in the next five years".

Initially daunted by the pro ...

1st Dishaa Venture: final report released

The final report from the first Common Purpose Dishaa Venture, "Heart Surgery for $1,000", has been published.

In it the participants, 20 from the UK and 20 from India, set out their findings, models and recommendations for tackling the challenge of lowering the costs of heart surgery to just $1,000. The group gathered in Pune, India in February 2011 and have been working on their models since.

Read the final report f ...

Next Dishaa challenge announced

The challenge for the next group of Dishaa Venture participants has been announced:

"Unique carbon cutting measures are happening locally in India and the UK. How do we accelerate and multiply our actions to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in the next five years?"


Get a fascinating insight into the Dishaa innovation process

A great post which provides a fascinating insight into the innovation process the participants went through on our recent Dishaa course has been posted by Yann Cramer on the InnovToday blog.

His blog features "weekly stories and insights from planet innovation".

Take a look at ...