Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Nous was established on the principle of positive influence

This reflects our shared sense of optimism and ambition for a better future and our intent to change people’s lives for the better.

We have established a positive influence measurement system. This assesses the impact and reach of our consulting work in achieving positive influence. We review our performance every six months against this measure, alongside other typical business scorecard metrics like clients, people and culture and financial performance.

Our commitment to agendas of national significance

We choose to make specific commitments on issues when we feel we have an ability to achieve positive influence.

Contributing to a carbon neutral society

We accept and embrace our corporate and social responsibility to help reduce global emissions to net zero by 2050. This statement summarises our intent and what we will do.

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Reconciliation and closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Despite some progress in recent years, there remains a significant gap in quality of life between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. That is why we believe reconciliation and closing the gap in key measures is a critical challenge for all Australians.

Artwork developed by Marcus Lee Design to reflect Nous Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Supporting community

Community and not-for-profit organisations drive forward important agendas. Our Community Partnership Scheme (CPS) delivers discounted consulting services to organisations that otherwise may not have access.


Over several years the CPS has delivered consulting and advice valued at more than $6 million on more than 100 projects that deliver lasting positive change.

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Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We acknowledge that people have different experiences, and some people navigate (often unseen) barriers, unconscious bias and intersectional experiences. Equity, diversity and inclusion is essential to a just and equitable society and to the experience and performance of individuals at Nous and all workplaces.


Our goal is to be an inclusive, equitable workplace that celebrates the diversity and value of all Nousers and meets the diverse needs of our clients.

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