About – The Story

The Story


 With a vision to help leaders use their powers for good across business and civil society to help address climate change and inequality, IMAGINE was founded in 2019 by Valerie Keller and Paul Polman. 

Leveraging Valerie’s expertise in systems transformation and Paul’s pioneering leadership of Unilever as a beacon of sustainability, IMAGINE was sung into existence during the 74th UN General Assembly in the Museum of Modern Art by the ‘better business, better world’ tribe.

Co-Founder & Co-Chair
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
Co-Founder & Co-Chair

When Jeff Seabright and Kees Kruythoff retired from Unilever, they joined the founding team, bringing passion and expertise to help build the advisory business and the Food Collective.


Mission Board

The mission is spread with a community of purpose-driven friends who are all humanitarians in their own way, unified in a desire to develop and accelerate positive change in our global systems.

Author, Environmentalist, Founder and CEO of OMD
Founder, Virgin Group
Author, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global
Founder and Chair, The Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founder, Celtel International
Former Chief Investment Officer, Japan Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Executive Director, Dalberg Group
Founder & President, Müller-Möhl Group
Award-winning Activist and Humanitarian
Vice Chairman, GITI Group
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Musings

Our Systems Change in Action

This week on #AXSChat our guest is @paulpolman former CEO of Unilever cofounder of Imagine, Board Chair of @valuable500 and Co-author of “Net Positive” a book about how businesses can solve societal problems rather than being the cause of them. Join us Tuesday 8pm UK 3pm NYC https://t.co/NwVD3dCUNW
It is time to act. The campaign to reset the responsibilities & purpose of companies starts today, with a call for the #BetterBusinessAct to amend S172 of the Companies Act. Hundreds of businesses already support - will yours? https://t.co/zdclyXbUzW
Last week marked #EqualPayDay in the US, but closing the #genderpaygap should be a priority every day.

New analysis from @justcapital_ shows that only 21% of America's largest companies are disclosing that they’ve conducted a gender pay equity analysis. https://t.co/LQstm1vOBd
We love seeing ambition for environmental innovation grow, but it’s also urgent to recognize how much better we could leverage existing tech for the planet.

Don’t miss part 1 of the tech & innovation series: https://t.co/TR56NddXzp
"In our view, maximizing long-term value does not require aggressive tax behavior."

More from @dominifunds, @NorgesBank Investment Management and @PensionDanmark on why companies with responsible approaches to #tax are sounder investments. ⬇️ https://t.co/R00tUdPTmy
If you don’t believe an industry like travel and tourism can be a force for good, think again #NetPositive @SYSTEMIQ_Ltd  https://t.co/jcj9mS4PbB
#COP27 had bright spots but overall our politicians are failing on #Climate ambition. Business literally can’t afford to wait. Here are 3 ways CEOs can help get things moving @FortuneMagazine

11月21日(月)、キリンホールディングス(株)磯崎社長、コニカミノルタ(株)山名会長とポール・ポルマン氏 @paulpolmanがサステナブルな企業と社会の構築について語る「GCNJ年次シンポジウム2022」が、約800名参加して盛況のうちに終了しました。
#GCNJ https://t.co/UQFjyq7Xmt
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Sign the open letter to help @MMMoneyMatter get the big five UK high street banks @HSBC @Santander @Barclays @Lloyds @NatWest to stop financing fossil fuel expansion 👉🏼 https://t.co/W8ePaHL5a0
Transformational leadership and courageous partnerships in action at the @B20Indonesia. Inspired by the Indonesian values of “Gotong Royong” & “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” – collaboration, unity and diversity.
#hopeforhumanity #transformationalleadership https://t.co/J6BCf5o3cJ
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“We live in a Renaissance moment of opportunities. 5.5-6 billion people are sharing ideas now” Amazing week at @UniofOxford listening to @ian_goldin @IMAGINE_one_ @FestaSustain 🙏🏻 @Valerie_Keller_ @PaulPolman