Our values

We are open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous, and enabling.

We envisage a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future. To achieve this, we ask everyone – our staff, our Fellowship, our collaborators, our partners, and wider society – to commit to our values and world view, and strive to achieve genuine positive impact in our lives. This isn’t something we can achieve overnight. But we are asking you to join us all on this journey.

The commitment you make now, is a commitment to be with us, to shape us, to challenge us, and to stimulate us all, to find better ways of thinking, acting, and delivering change.

Our five values underpin everything we say and do, how we work with people, behave towards them and communicate. Here is a brief description of what each one means to us.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe everyone, regardless of visible or invisible difference, should be welcomed to participate in creating a better future. Read our diversity, equity and inclusion statement.