Learning and research into practice

Our parent company, Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967. The ambition was to deliver evidence-based research and learning for practical use in the workplace.

Emerald has since grown into a global business with a passion for helping people and organizations realise their potential. As part of this commitment, Emerald joined forces with the best strategists and developers of online learning tools and solutions. To that end, Emerald Works was born in 2020.

Our Story


Since 2000, GoodPractice has been creating award-winning and inspiring learning and performance resources that are proven to work time and again. In June 2015, we were delighted to welcome their expertise into the Emerald family. And help us grow our content and meet the needs of learners and learning professionals worldwide.

Towards Maturity was founded in 2003 with a mission to help learning professionals deliver effective learning innovation that makes a real impact. Since joining Emerald in 2017, we've extended the reach and insight of this industry research program across the wider international learning community. Today, we serve more than 65,000 learners across more than 83 countries and counting.

Mind Tools was started in 1996 to offer practical online learning to people in the workplace. By the time they joined Emerald in March 2019, they had grown into the one of the world’s most comprehensive learning resources, with millions of individual learners in 50 countries worldwide.

Our companies have grown around a shared ethos of delivering research-led solutions and strategies supported by a firm evidence base. Together as Emerald Works, our mission is to make a difference to people’s lives and give them the insights, resources and solutions they need to overcome challenges for themselves and their organizations.

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