Building a Purpose Economy

Building the Purpose Economy

April 24, 2014 Salt Lake City: Sometimes it feels like business is bad, only bad. Oil spills, underpaying employees, corruption, out-sourcing jobs, avoiding taxes by shipping profits overseas – the list is endless. Now there is a movement afoot to change that perspective and to bring meaning and purpose to business.

“A globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst is the CEO of Imperative, a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy.

He is the founder and an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation where he was the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. Previously he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.

Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company,Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Manhattan Institute and theCommonWealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan. (

EMT Utah, is committed to promoting and building a Purpose Economy too. As the first Benefit Corporation in Utah, we are taking education, leadership, and personal and professional development out of the classroom and into the world; into our communities. We invite all EMS personnel to join us in bringing purpose and meaning to the work we do by stimulating our hearts and minds and to bending our will as a force for good.

EMT Utah works hard everyday to make meaningful contributions to our community. We economize, have gone electronic in our communications and enrollment paperwork, have instituted a recycling program at our campuses, have encouraged employees to volunteer, promote voting, car-pooling and the use of public transportation. We serve diverse populations and encourage personal and professional development to help students and staff to engage in a purpose driven life. ~ EMT Utah – Saving Lives One Class at a Time 2014.