Discovery Lab

Do you recognize this?

You and your team are passionate about driving sustainable change forward in your organization and creating a something new—and there are countless opportunities to ideate upon. The key challenge for you is deciding which of your ideas make most sense to pursue and are aligned with your firm’s vision. There may even be ideas you haven’t even considered yet.

 

How might we help you find opportunities with positive social and sustainable impact?

So where to start?

We will take you on a journey to jump-start the development of a new sustainable product or service. Have an idea but not sure how to get going or want to develop “something green” but no idea what that should look like? Our team will guide you to discover new opportunities spaces or improve existing products and services.

We can help you get going

This high-energy workshop will guide you to unlock the sustainable potential of your organization. In a dynamic (sprint-like) setting, you will learn about tools and techniques to generate sustainable ideas. We will use the Systems Thinking approach to holistically understand your firm’s role in creating positive change, learn to “kill your darlings” and select the right ideas for your team to pursue.

Understanding Sustainability (Concepts)

Discover the inherent value in becoming a sustainably-driven organization. It is not only about meeting stakeholder demands and government regulations, but a relevant business opportunity to create value for you company to become a market driving force.

Systems Design Thinking for Sustainability

You will learn how to apply a systemic approach to gain a holistic view of your organization to help you develop new product and services.

Identifying Opportunities for Value Creation

We will guide your through your discovery journey using our tools and methodology to generate ideas, evaluate them, and select the best one(s) for your team to further develop.

BLOOMBERG | CREATING NEW SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE LIVES ACROSS THE WORLD


Case Study
How can we improve the communities of Rotterdam and Butuan with human-centered design?

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Capability building | 500+ people reached | The Philippines and the Netherlands

Every year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of Bloomberg Corporation, organizes the Global Mayor Challenge. In this competition, city authorities around the world must come up with a sustainable solution to improve a dire issue in their current jurisdiction. As Design Thinking consultants, we helped the governments of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Butuan, the Philippines with injecting human-centered thinking into their final products. Read on to learn more about applying Design Thinking in NGOs.
Through extensive collaboration and the teams’ incredible grit, we managed to cross the finish line together: Rotterdam and Butuan were honored as winners of the Global Mayor’s Challenge 2021. Each city received $1M each in funding to further develop their ideas into viable, sustainable solutions.