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.

Alumni SVP, Apple Retail | Alumni CEO, Burberry
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