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 some relevant stakeholders and some brainstorming with your team, you acknowledge that this topic requires being able to cope with uncertainties and being open to more exploration, dealing with various stakeholder demands and requiring the flexibility to change course if needed.

How might we help you navigate through the complex, unknown space of CSR, exploring unexpected collaborations?

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.

Together, we will help you explore new ways of working with internal and external stakeholders in the ESG space by applying a Systems Design Thinking approach that caters to a broader ecosystem. In Design Sprints, we will define new opportunity spaces, develop prototypes of new service concepts and launch these services in the market.

We can help you get going

Through our learning by doing approach to develop facilitation skills and by using Systems Design Thinking, we will help you engage in new collaborations with internal and external stakeholders to build and launch validated services.

Facilitate exploratory collaborations

Developing Facilitation skills will 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, so that big advancements can be made in a relatively short time. The results are validated in between sprints and serve as input for the next Design Sprint to make the 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.