Leading Out is a global business leadership movement for a new kind of growth – one where business leaders are pursuing commercial opportunities that address societal and environmental problems.


Xynteo, with Kantar-IMRB, conducted a study among 470 emerging Indian business leaders to understand ’Leading Out’: a new business leadership movement for a new kind of growth. The report, embedded below, explores the extent to which these leaders are aware and supportive of an approach where companies can profit from commercial opportunities that address societal and environmental challenges.


This is particularly relevant in India — the world’s largest market with the world’s largest population of people under the age of 30. It holds an abundance of talent, knowledge, technology and capital, but the scale and pace of India’s current growth model is placing enormous demands on India’s resources, institutions and society, signalling an urgent imperative for scalable and holistic growth solutions that are fit for the future.

Xynteo Leadership Board

Our leadership board members bring their vision, values and game, to advance our shared mission. As champions, they work with us to spread our message, expand our tribe and realise our promise of delivering commercial return while addressing the world’s biggest human problems. We are grateful for their ongoing support.

Harry Brekelmans
Projects & Technology Director and member of the Executive Committee, Royal Dutch Shell plc

Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

Per Heggenes
CEO, IKEA Foundation

Nina Jensen
Secretary General, WWF Norway

Lois Quam
President and CEO, Pathfinder International

Thomas Schmitt
Chief Commercial Officer, Schenker AG

Hans Vestberg
Executive Vice President & President Global Network & Technology, Verizon Communications Inc.