In anticipation of the forthcoming book The Purpose Economy by Taproot founder and Imperative CEO Aaron Hurst, The Purpose Economy 100–resembling our Public Interest Design 100–was released yesterday. Compiling 100 “disruptive innovators, policy-setters, taste-makers and researchers” through a national nomination process, we were delighted to see 8 design, architecture, and community pioneers (individuals and pairs) make the list, including: Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H; Joshua David and Robert Hammond, co-founders of The High Line; Marshall Ganz, community organizer and Harvard professor; Ray Oldenburg, urban sociologist and human-centered city planning advocate; Ryan Gravel and Cathy Woolard, creators of the Atlanta BeltLine; William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle founder and architect; David Kelley, professor at Stanford’s d.school & IDEO founder; and the infamous author and activist Jane Jacobs.
The Purpose Economy 100 was created by Imperative in partnership with CSRWire to celebrate the pioneers who are driving the evolution of our economy from one based on information to one based on people and their quest for purpose. The list was compiled based on hundreds of nominations across the country. At the early stages of this economic shift, we felt the best way to capture it was through the stories of its pioneers, celebrating them and inspiring new leaders of the emerging Purpose Economy.
Click here to see the complete list of The Purpose Economy 100, online at PurposeEconomy.com.