André enjoys creating the conditions for personal and organizational development. His focus areas are innovation and sustainable development.
Mike trained in agriculture, agricultural economics and environmental planning. He has worked in academia, the commercial consultancy world and the environmental and humanitarian NGO arena.
Miloš is a generalist with a background in education, research, high-tech industry and NGO management.
Dr Ash Brockwell describes himself as an artivist (artist-activist), songworker and educator.
Marcus is an educator and cultural entrepreneur who combines his work in academia with engagement with colleagues both within and without the ‘hallowed halls’ of the university system.
Ed is an organization development, capacity building and project development specialist. He is one of the co-creator of the CEFE entrepreneurship training method, applied in more than 120 countries.
Jelleke de Nooy van Tol – board member
My work in sustainable rural development and food production in developing countries and in Europe, made me an expert in transition processes and participatory agenda-setting, integrated landscape development, soil ecology and circular agriculture.
Hans von Essen
Proponent of holistic systems thinking around food: agronomist, CEO of BERAS International and Senior Adviser Food Systems – Ecological Regenerative Agriculture.
Working across sustainability science and the arts, Diego is developing approaches for transformative learning and for the emergence of collaborative sustainable futures.
I love to merge things, I am a yoga teacher, activist, podcaster and mental-health advocate. My interests range from medicine, mysticism to the use of music for healing purposes.
Dr. Robert Gilman is currently the organizer of the worldwide Bright Future Network
Jasenka is a facilitator of transformative learning, helping people to transform their lives, change the perspective on a situation, to find meaning and enthusiasm for the next stage.
Katrin Hauser – board member
Katrin is driven by her fascination and love for nature and people. She looks at nature and social structures as robust and fragile systems at the same time. She has an exploratory spirit for the inner architecture of systems and is passionate about finding new pathways for sustainable change.
Thomas has more than 20 years experience working with sustainable development in companies and organisations, mainly in Scandinavia. He is an expert on opening space for co-creation using participative approaches.
The multilingual Swiss national Thomas Imboden, born in 1956 in Trun, Switzerland, interrupted his advanced studies in philosophy, comparative religion & social psychology at the University of Zurich to join the Swiss Committee for UNICEF in the early 1980s, where he headed the departments of development education and fundraising.
Lawrence is devoted to the creative emergence of living systems. A consultant, educator, coach, healer and artist, he supports transformation in visionary leaders, creators, and organizations across a wide spectrum of cultures.
With a background in ICT and management, mainly at IBM, I’ve spent some 26 years with Global Action Plan Int’l, concerned with programs for sustainable behaviour change.
Marilyn Mehlmann – board member
Marilyn combines backgrounds in psychosynthesis, empowerment and action research to co-create new methods and tools for personal and professional development.
Stanley Nyoni – board member
Stanley is a Senior Sustainability Advisor and Trainer on Leadership. By working with communities in India and Africa, and lately in Europe, Stanley has gained insight into what sustainable development means at the local level.
Amit is passionate about change processes, innovation and re-imagining the world. With one foot in the material and the other in the transformational he lives to create conditions for a regenerative economy.
Annika is currently Legacy17’s project manager and a psychotherapist in training at the Psychosynthesis Academy in Stockholm.
Jascha is a practical philosopher and visionary, developing and promoting cultural techniques of participation, collaboration and co-creation.
With her passion for learning and care for humanity, Anaïs, co-founder of scaling4good and STRIDE – the unSchool, is passionate about engaging with people to work towards an inclusive society.
Miriam is an ecologist and pedagogue who has worked with collaborative and transformative processes for 30 years. She has worked with authorities and NGO:s, both as municipal ecologist and as consultant.
Klaus’ curiosity brought him from ecology to developmental neurobiology to immune genetics, culminating in a molecular biology Ph.D. Then on via marketing to management to coaching, facilitation, teaching, therapy, and organizational development consulting.
Born in 1949 in Shimla, India, Shambhushivananda, also known as Dada, has lived an uncommon life. He is a gold medalist of Panjab University and completed his Ph.D at the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) in Business & Applied Economics.
Veronica “Rudi” Simon is a recent graduate of Sustainable Development from Uppsala University. Rudi’s thesis researched the interplay of food labels and agricultural requirements on sustainable initiatives in ecological farming.
Marco Valente – board member
Marco is a facilitator, sustainability leadership consultant, process designer. He works with teams who need to lead the way through complex sustainability challenges and can give the “what” and the “how” of addressing such challenges together.
My interest is to help people to develop the awareness of environmental issues. The experience of mine ranges from corporate planning manager of industrial companies to Secretary General of an NPO that sites a world environmental prize, Blue Planet Prize.
I am passionate about exploring technological and social innovations needed to scale SDG work while nurturing a regenerative culture.
Anne Zimmermann – board member
Anne studied various literatures at various universities, then focused on multiculturalism and postcolonialism for her PhD and teaching, finally engaging in inter- and transdisciplinarity in the context of research and education for sustainable development (ESD).