Projects

Projects

Race to Zero Built Environment System

The purpose of this project was to equip stakeholders for radical collaboration across the built environment system during COP26 and beyond. Together with the UN Race to Zero coalition, we engaged with a wide range of professionals and experts in the sector to explore the main challenges and levers to achieve net zero. As part of the process, we developed an interactive map for policymakers, businesses, investors, innovators and citizens to explore their individual and collective roles in this transition. Learn how we can make breakthrough happen with ambitious and coherent collaboration that delivers the transformation we need.

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Watch: the role of government & policy
Watch: the role of investors & owners

Economic System

While the current economic system has transformed the lives of many for the better, it has taken a heavy toll on societies and planetary ecosystems. We can do better. With this aim, Laudes Foundation and Nexial created this map as a tool to stimulate collaborative action towards a climate-positive and more inclusive economy. The world has a deadline. Meeting this deadline will require an ambitious, collective, global response.

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Watch: deep dive into the structural issues
Watch: the finance subsystem

Gender Equality System

Social movements focused on gender equality are addressing outdated costly practices and complacent frames of mind throughout society. To help accelerate these social transformations, the Gender Equality System Map enables users to explore the multi-faceted, historical issues around gender that affect all of us, every day. With awareness at an all-time high, and the need for change made clearer every day, the time to work together to achieve gender equality is now. 

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Gender Finance System

The Gender Finance System Map presents an overview of the multi-faceted field of gender finance. This tool was designed to help facilitate conversations, and catalyse the concerted actions required to shift the system and allow gender finance to break-through at scale. This project was initiated in June 2018, sponsored by the Tara Health Foundation and led by Suzanne Biegel of Catalyst at Large

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Sustainable Finance System

The goal of the Tellus Mater Sustainable Finance System Map is to provide an integrated overview of the various efforts underway to transform finance into an efficient engine of green and equitable growth, i.e., shifting capital flows away from ‘dirty’ industries and towards new more resource-efficient and sustainable enterprises. The map is the result of much desk-research, 50 interviews, a survey, and the critique of 5 workshops.

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Nourish Food System

The agriculture and food system are fascinatingly large and complex and deeply connected to a number of critical social, environmental and economic problems. To better understand this inertia-laden system, we worked with WorldLink to map the pieces of the system and how they connect and influence each other.

The map provides an integrated view of the food system that can be used to open up meaningful conversations about food, health and sustainability, and to inform and inspire people to increase their food literacy and build healthy communities.

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Forum for the Future Sustainable Water Movement

This Forum for the Future project convened multiple stakeholders to map the current water movement system, and then imagine what a more sustainable one might look like: one that moves away from ‘hard engineering’ solutions – such as dredging and flood defense walls – and towards solutions that work with the natural landscape and local communities to provide lower impact, more resilient solutions.

For this project, as in many others, we developed both a ‘structural map’ and an ‘influence’ or ‘causal loop’ diagram. The structural map depicts a physical watershed; aligned with the relevant technologies, users, governance organisations, and regulations. The causal loop diagram shows the lines of influence that connect the water-management system, as well as the leverage points for intervention chosen by the project group.

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Physical Activity System
Nike – Designed to Move

Based on a comprehensive review of the relevant science, this is an integrated view of the many different factors that contribute to people being physically active. It was created to provide the foundation for the Designed to Move initiative.

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Land Use Futures

The Foresight Land Use Futures project aimed to use the “best available scientific and other evidence to take a broad look at the most important challenges and opportunities for land use in the UK over the next 50 years. What needs to be done to use and manage land more sustainably and to unlock greater value for people and the economy – now and in the future.” 

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Mental Capital and Well being

For this project on Mental capital and wellbeing we mapped many different aspects of wellbeing through life, including:

• Mental capital through life
• Learning through life
• Mental health & stigma
• Well being at work

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