About Us


Ethos is a growing network of social entrepreneurs and innovators who create sustainable solutions to society’s complex challenges (see Our Projects for examples). For us, success isn’t just economic – it’s about achieving positive social and environmental outcomes.

Ethos was founded in 2010 by Robert Pye and Tony Clarke who had a vision of the future of work: better for individuals, better for organisations, better for the world we live in.

Unlike business consultancies whose relationships with clients are based on payment in exchange for services, Ethos co-ventures to deliver better outcomes for all and stay focused on results as partners.


What it is, is….up to us

— Howard Rheingold —


We share a vision about the future of work which is better for individuals, better for organisations and better for the world we live in.

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Who we work with


These are just some of organisations, companies and people Ethos works with. Get in touch to find out how we can work with you too .


Team Army LogoTidewayRoyalGreenwich_LogoMOD logoGood PeoplechelmerAssociation of Collegesrbl-logoWestminster CouncilboeingBrighton_Logoinnovatehp enterpriseqioptiq logolockheed logoCrossrailfujitsu_Logovodafone_thumbPlymouth UniversityTowergateLaing O'RourkeCognitiveEdgeEUseme4saabConstructing ExcellenceCamden Council

Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play

— Ken Robinson, author of The Element - 'How Finding our Passion Changes Everything' —

Our People

Ethos is the Future of Work, Now. All our Partners share in the equity and future of our business. An Ethos project team could include a past FTSE 100 senior executive, an Army general or a former big four senior consultant. Our culture allows these passionate and experienced people to take ownership of well defined problems. Project teams are small, agile and self-directed: co-ordination replaces traditional top down management.

We’re shifting the culture of work to be less about fixed contracts and more about allowing the individual to unleash their particular skills and passions on opportunities that excite them. We believe life and work should integrate, not compete. We measure an individual’s value not by hours spent at a desk but by contribution to a project. What also makes us different is that Ethos is owned entirely by its Partners (our name for those we work with).

It means individuals find work more sustainable and Ethos builds a more committed, more flexible workforce that delivers greater value. Join us

Some facts about Ethos:

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Skype meetings held
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% working part-time


To find more about Ethos people and projects as well as posts and discussions around the Future of Work, collaborative working, open and linked data and creating successful and sustainable 21st Century businesses, please email us at info@ethosvo.org, or sign up to our quarterly email newsletter – Work Live Well – using the form below –

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