Effective collaborations

Do you recognize this?

Your organization assigned you and your team to explore new opportunity spaces in the ESG space. After talking to stakeholders in the organization and some brainstorming with your team this topic requires being able to cope with uncertainties and more open exploration that your organization is not used to, dealing with many different stakeholders and collaborations and requiring flexibility to change course if needed.

How might we help you navigate the complex, uncertain space of ESG where developing new unexpected collaborations is the key to success?

So where to start?

Exploration in a multi-stakeholder space is key to create an inspirational and solid starting position for developing new ESG ventures. We can help you with explorative ways of working and skills to facilitate stakeholders in volatile and complex ESG space. Applying Systems Design Thinking, that caters for broad Eco System exploration we will work in Design Sprints towards defining new opportunity spaces, developing prototypes of new service concepts and launching these services in the market.

We can help you get going

Through our learning by doing approach for developing facilitation skills and the Systems Design Thinking approach will help to develop new fruitful collaborations and build and launch validated services.


Facilitate exploratory collaborations

Training in Facilitation skills help you to be more effective in aligning stakeholders and their interests.


Build team spirit and create focus

Our high-energy Design Sprints always come with team building elements and a great sense of purpose and focus, such that a big step forward can be made in a relatively short time. The results are validated in between the sprints, which is input for the next Design Sprint to make a next big step.

Learning by doing

Design Sprints are a great way to have the team experience cross-functional collaboration in a people focused innovation approach.


Deliver concrete and validated outcomes

Together with your team we will define clear and concrete objectives, outcomes and validated service concepts.


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.