The IVET Foundation

Promoting the flourishing of humanity and our planet through ethical leadership.  

Jane Hawkes, Trustee of the IVET Foundation, reflecting on the beauty of the Mou Waho Reserve in New Zealand. 

A message from our founder, Dr Neil Hawkes

“I am writing this personal message to you at an unprecedented time of national and international anxiety, which is affecting the wellbeing of so many people throughout the world. As you are aware, humanity is facing so many complex challenges: a lack of ethical leadership, existential threats from nature, overwhelming feelings of anxiety and helplessness. People are crying out for meaningful solutions. 

Our world so desperately needs hope. Our charity, the IVET Foundation is bringing this hope, by being a social movement that aims to help individuals, groups, education and businesses to transform through ethical leadership.

The United Nations

I recently was given the honour of representing the IVET Foundation at the United Nations in Geneva. I spoke about the transformational power of values-based ethical leadership in education and business.

The session organised by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) and its partner Arrowad focussed on the need for ethical leadership in a multi-crises world. 

What do you want?

I am aware that most people want the best for their families, themselves and society, but they are often at a loss to know what to do and how they can make a difference. The IVET Foundation works to promote practical ways of making a positive difference in the world.

What makes the difference? The secret is for you to become more aware of the transformational power of the values you choose to embrace and live in your life. From my personal and professional experience, I know that by embracing Values-based Living, each one of us can influence society and transform lives.

When really experienced and lived, values such as respect, honesty, equality, integrity, compassion and justice, gives us a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. The impact is that you experience wellbeing, enhanced self-knowledge, more meaningful personal relationships and a realisation that we can give hope to humanity.

How can you make a difference? 

May I invite you to become an Affiliate of the IVET Foundation? Before making your decision, you may care to read about the amazing contributions our Affiiates are making to society.  Go to News from Affiliates   

Also, see the changes we are making in Education by visiting or read about my mission

How to become an Affiliate? Click here and follow the simple process.

I appreciate your support – together we will make a difference.”  

In the short video below I explain what the IVET Foundation is doing in the world.