Who Are We – Valerie Keller
Co-Founder and Co-Chair
As IMAGINE Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Valerie helps leaders use their power for good. For two years she led IMAGINE as CEO, successfully launching evidence-based transformation with a circle of conscious alumni CEOs. With deep expertise in transformation, she helps global corporations become purpose-led and future-fit and convenes cross-sector coalitions to accelerate tipping points for humanity’s Global Goals. Prior to IMAGINE, Valerie founded Beacon Institute to redefine 21st century business with executives and entrepreneurs pioneering conscious capitalism. As Global Markets Executive Director at EY, she architected ‘Purpose-Led Transformation’ to help corporations transforming from short- term profit maximisation machines to multi-stakeholder responsible business. She has advised U.S. Congressional Committees and facilitated public-private partnerships across businesses, government agencies and NGOs. Valerie is also an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School where she directs executive education programs. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board.
"We don't have time for the younger generation to age and take power...They understand the effects ...on the environment and climate of planet. They understand this better. We need to change the system. WE are the system."