Participatory Change in the European Parliament

In April and May 2012 we worked together with two colleagues – Rainer von Leoprechting and Mary-Alice Arthur – on a collaborative inquiry with the European Parliament exploring how to make the work of the European Parliament more efficient and meaningful. What was unique about this work, was that rather than us [...]

AuditFutures: Systemic Innovation in the UK’s Audit Profession

Starting early 2012 we have start working with the Finance Innovation Lab and the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales to develop a new program of collaborative work called Audit Futures on rethinking the role of the audit profession in post-financial crisis world.

“The goal of the AuditFutures initiative is to create [...]

Theory U in Practice

Sometime ago we developed a visualisation of Theory U (Scharmer 2007.) It describes in practical terms what happens during a U-process, a design approach to solving complex social challenges. An approach we have used in designing new collaborative works-spaces, cross-disciplinary artists collaborations and solutions for a more sustainable finance system. Many people have found it [...]

Finance Innovation Lab Wins Radicals Award!

Since 2008 we have been supporting the development of the Finance Innovation Lab and are very happy to see the project reaching another threshold with being recognised by NESTA and the Observer newspaper as one of the 50 new radical ideas that will transform the UK. For the occasion the Lab produced this great video [...]

Creating the ‘Thing’ from Nothing: Social Innovation Support and Team Coaching

From mid January to March 2012 we worked intensely with a group of young, enthusiastic and highly talented social entrepreneurs to support them in realising their dream ‘to build resilient, sustainable and thriving communities and organisations through supporting young adults to be resourceful and build meaningful livelihoods’. A dream that would eventually develop into an [...]