“Eight years ago we launched a global study of high growth companies, investigating the importance of three strategies known to drive it: creating new markets, serving broader stakeholder needs, and changing the rules of the game. What we found surprised us. Although each of those approaches did boost growth at the organizations we studied, there was a fourth driver we hadn’t considered at all: Purpose.”
“In our data we find that companies with high levels of purpose outperform the market by 5%–7% per year, on par with companies with best-in-class governance and innovative capabilities. They also grow faster and have higher profitability.”
– Harvard Business Review (October 2019)
Executing Our Vision
We execute our vision by bringing together purposeful businesses and an operational focused Expert community and Investing team to create value for all stakeholders.
Purposeful Businesses are those which:
• Provide products and services that have earned customer trust and loyalty through product quality, customer well-being, and truth and transparency,
• Demonstrate a commitment to elevating ALL stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities, environment and shareholders,
• Are led by founders/management teams empowering positive purpose and leading with a high standard of integrity, accountability and performance.
Our unique membership-based operating model, led by 45 CEO/Founders and discipline experts, bring real-time domain expertise to source, conduct diligence and help accelerate growth and performance post investment. learn more…
Our investing team understands what it takes to build and grow sustainable businesses because we have done it ourselves as operators and investors. learn more…
PURPOSE | COMMUNITY | TRUTH & TRANSPARENCY | PERFORMANCE
Why We Exist
We invest in purposeful companies and management teams empowering positive purpose and performance
Serve our partner companies
- Commitment to ALL stakeholders including customers, employees, communities in which we do business, environment and shareholders
Attracted to Serve
- Stay true to our higher-purpose of serving our partner companies, investors and each other
- We must earn the trust of our companies by bringing knowledge and sound advice supporting their vision
- Support the balance and well-being of our partner company management teams
TRUTH & TRANSPARENCY
How We Conduct Ourselves
- Be clear, transparent, truthful and humble in our communication
- Focus on what is best for who we serve –partner companies, Expert Community and investor partners
- Keep close alignment with our investors throughout the investment cycle
Purpose & Knowledge Drive Performance
- Be a knowledge and best-practices driven organization
- Have clear aligned goals, objectives and communication with our partners – partner companies, Expert Community and investors
- Earn the right to be the first call from founders and companies seeking capital or advice
DE&I at Meaningful Partners
Meaningful Partners recognizes the importance and benefits of a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive (DE&I) environment within the General Partnership, the Meaningful Partners Expert Community, our Partner Companies and wider ecosystem. Our culture embraces DE&I and specific initiatives are spearheaded by senior members of the team to ensure this culture permeates throughout the entire organization and with our partner companies. The firm’s DE&I programs are implemented based upon Meaningful Partner’s core values of purpose, community, truth and transparency, and performance.
There are multiple benefits from designing a strong DE&I culture at the firm. These benefits range from creating a more enjoyable workplace to improved financial performance. We know that DE&I sparks innovation and creativity, improves engagement, increases teamwork and collaboration, attracts best-in-class talent, enhances the firm’s reputation and enables us to make better decisions.
Meaningful Partners understands that our human capital is our most valuable asset. The sum of the individual differences, experiences, knowledge, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees exhibit in their work, represents a significant part of our success.
Meaningful Partners is building DE&I by design, not default.