United by a shared vision of using design for good, we strive to enable effortlessness in living and working sustainably.
As part of our work, we apply design principles to enable sustainable behavior in work environments as the default of smart and systemic design. Get to know us.
By acquiring sustainability certifications, including those from the Institute for Sustainable Leadership at the University of Cambridge and the SDG Academy, Monika is now an expert for lived sustainability in companies. As a trained interior architect, she learned to think systematically early on.
Throughout her career, she has worked with companies such as Kickstarter, SOS Kinderdorf, Virgin Money, RubyCup, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. As a lecturer, TEDx speaker, and digital literacy trainer, she discovered her passion for knowledge transfer that promotes different topics and inspires.
Over the years, she’s implemented many changes to her lifestyle and knows the pains and insecurities that come with changing your habits and rituals. Nevertheless, with her designer mindset, she knows how to create systems that make sustainability feel effortless.
Eleven percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are due to deforestation — comparable to the emissions from all of the passenger vehicles on the planet.[:]
An award-winning art director, communication designer and problem solver, Max has created a number of striking, provocative, thoughtful products and campaigns that were recognized by Cannes Lions, ADC Germany, Creative Club Austria, and the Joseph Binder Award.
With his work for brands such as The Austrian Green Party, Adidas, Caritas Wien, Nike or the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and others, his sharp eye and out-of-the-box thinking have been setting new standards for design that works. He is an active member of Circular Berlin, the Systemic Design Association and the DDC Deutscher Design Club.
Max makes sustainability a lived value and creates not only concise branding but also smart campaigns and innovative, individual solutions beyond communication design. Above all, Max pays attention to climate neutrality in his work, from conception to production.
bianca barton [reporting]
After her studies in European Studies and International Relations in Maastricht, Madrid, and London, Bianca established her international career in business and risk consultancies in London and Berlin. With 8 years of professional experience in integrity due diligence and compliance, she has investigated and managed complex international cases for multinationals and SMEs from varying industries, private equity firms, and law firms.
Using her analytical mindset and curiosity, she takes a structured yet agile approach to project management and business operations. With significant focus on environmental, social, and governance work in recent years, Bianca further deepened her knowledge of corporate responsibility and sustainability by obtaining qualifications from the Institute for Sustainable Leadership at the University of Cambridge and a certificate in sustainability coaching.
Bianca is passionate about purpose-driven and impactful business, and supporting companies on their sustainability journeys.
Olof Ekman [Habit Coaching]
We all go through life wanting to change and improve ourselves, but no one ever teaches us how. Yet there's a whole science and art to changing habits and behaviors that, if applied, are successful for most people. That's what made Olof decide to start the "1-Month Habit Experiment," which equips people with the skills needed to change through self-experienced learning. With a background in communication and coaching, he’s worked in corporate change management with companies such as The DO School, Oikocredit, and H&M. He’s a certified ADAPT coach and facilitator that brings people together and creates safe spaces for them to reflect, experiment, and grow.
With a background in communication and coaching, he’s worked in corporate change management with companies such as The DO School, Oikocredit, and H&M. He’s a certified ADAPT coach and facilitator that brings people together and creates safe spaces for them to reflect, experiment, and grow.
KARRY SCHWETTMANN [B CORP LEADER]
As a trained B Leader, Karry helps companies fulfill the requirements to become a Certified B Corporation. As an SDG Action Manager, she guides companies through the UN's idea behind the Sustainable Development Goals and the alignment of the SDGs with the business strategy. With Karry’s help, companies not only deepen their brand's positioning but also do more good.
Karry has a talent for making corporate social reporting engaging and inspiring. She wraps seemingly dry numbers into interesting stories, supporting companies in making sustainability an enriching framework for action.
Ann van Wetteren [Research & Concept]
As a trained anthropologist, Ann is a true people-person. Having worked as a concept and project developer at the 25h hotel, she knows the challenges facing the hospitality industry – from Copenhagen to Sydney. Her industry knowledge and out-of-the-box thinking surprise and inspire people, especially when it comes to finding and establishing sustainable solutions.
Through her work as a clinic clown trainer, Ann knows how to make people feel at ease, which is what makes her an approachable facilitator. Using design thinking, she guides teams through change processes and makes the experience memorable and entertaining, too.
Jaqueline Houweling [Audits & Strategy]
With a background in corporate sustainability consulting, Jacqueline has helped companies envision and implement sustainability goals. She knows what it takes to align business goals with the Sustainable Development Goals and what measures will improve the company’s ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
She can help with reporting just as much as with organizing a more sustainable supply chain for the back office. With Jacqueline’s industry knowledge and her organizational skills, projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Michael Katzmann [Sustainable Finance]
With a background in private equity and supply chain management and having worked as a CFO, Michael understands how to maximize profits. And as an analyst, he knows sustainability will become the guiding principle for successful businesses in the near future. Yet he also understands that sustainability in business isn’t just about the planet but about making measures economically viable.
Michael advises companies that want to align their financial goals with sustainability targets. Having learned from Günther Baudenbacher, Michael is a skilled leadership coach and charismatic trainer supporting companies during times of change.
Emily McDonnell [Learning Journeys]
Following her natural curiosity for people and their stories, Emily is a creator, curator, and facilitator. She knows exactly how to engage those around her, and supports and empowers them on their journey. With Emily’s hands-on attitude, learning becomes an exciting prospect.
Emily has worked with clients such as the European Commission, Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), and The Guardian. She has also founded The Staycation Collection, and through this work, encourages people to travel and explore more consciously and sustainably, using stories to open their eyes to discover what is hidden in plain sight.
GALIA PADILLA [Illustration]
As a visual translator, Galia uses images, symbols, metaphors and colours to convey stories and feelings. She studied communication design at the Design Akademie Berlin and before that art history at the FU Berlin. In her career, Galia has focused mainly on sequential storytelling, as well as on storyboards for explanatory films, through which she skillfully simplifies complex issues and thus makes them accessible to a wide audience, because pictures often speak more than a thousand words.