Reflections

“Our way of life is threatening our way of life.”
William Day

The world we live is increasingly complex. We believe the issues of our times can only be addressed by promoting collaboration between various actors that are not accustomed to working with each other.

Some very special people have also shared our journey and helped us to become who we are. We call them our inspirational partners.

We believe in the power of stories, of both sucess and failure. And we like to share them:

  • In our stories Blog, we offer some honest reflections on issues that we have come across in our journey;
  • In our influential resources we share videos, articles and links that have shapped our experience and our thinking.

We hope you enjoy our material shared here. If you want to hear more about a particular topic, get in touch with us!

Our stories Blog

One Monday in early March 2020 I was taking my class of American students on a field trip to the … More info

Everyday we are bombarded with mixed messages about our differences. On one hand, we are encouraged to “think out of … More info

Whenever I disclose that I started my career as an engineer at ExxonMobil, I get odd looks. ExxonMobil’s environmental reputation … More info

It was a rainy afternoon, with black clouds covering the sky and the thick humid air that is common during … More info

Interviewing women in a remote rural village in northern Sierra Leone, a tiny young woman told me that she had … More info

SDGs, Malaria, HIV amongst sex workers… I have travelled a lot, but I had never seen so many people working … More info

This one minute animation is a snapshot of our thinking on two broad topics: truth and power. Applying the Whole … More info

One of the main reasons we were selected amongst almost 30 other proposals to carry out the evaluation of the … More info

Corporate speak is a sort of newspeak. Jargon is the norm and it is all very “rational”. “Emotions”, especially in … More info

As Head of Effective Philanthropy and C&A Foundation, Lee A. Risby was looking for an evaluation approach that would not … More info

Influencial Resources

For the past 20 years, GlobeScan has been conducting annual surveys, tracking expert opinions on sustainable development. In their 2017 … More info

Kate Raworth is an inspirational woman. Her work is not only revolutionary in the way we see economic theory but … More info

Near death experiences can and often do change us. In this documentary, Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura) tells … More info

I came across this classic of English Literature when studying English as a foreign language in Brazil. This cover, designed … More info

At extremes, there is only empitiness. We don’t know much about what goes on deep inside of us, neither do … More info

A revolution in our education system is necessary. Shocking to see the profile of the next generation of leaders from … More info

Humanity faces a major global challenge in achieving wellbeing for all, while simultaneously ensuring that the biophysical processes and ecosystem … More info