Green Young Economy (GYE)
GYE is a sustainability design and innovation venture that I founded and led in Brussels. My team and I used design thinking to help business, civil society and policy leaders co-create technology, social, business and policy innovations for sustainable development and climate action.
We designed and ran programs that brought together young and senior leaders from diverse sectors, groups, disciplines and industries to co-design new solutions to complex sustainable development issues.
An exciting project that we helped shape was Future Earth, a global research and innovation initiative announced at Rio+20, sponsored by the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability (UNESCO, UNEP, International Science Council, United Nations University, Belmont Forum and more), and currently funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, NASA, NSF, the European Space Agency, and various universities, academies, foundations, and ministries around the world.