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21st Century Movements

by Matthias MakarinusPurpose creates 21st century movements. We deploy the collective power of millions of citizens and consumers to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop and launch our own social and consumer movements using our model of movement entrepreneurship, and we work with organizations and progressive companies to help them mobilize large-scale, purposeful action.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life

FreshPaperInspiring, Educating and Engaging people in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges. Selected from 1.022 nominations from 73 countries the finalists for INDEX: Award 2013 have been narrowed down to 59 truly inspiring designs. Additionally, it is established that the designers of the world primarily focus on problem solving within 12 global challenges: Education, Empowerment, Energy, Environment & Climate Adaptation, Food, Government, Habitation, Health, Lifestyle, Mobility, Money & New Value and Water.

The Rise of Circle Economy

circle economyCircle Economy has been initiated by Robert-Jan van Ogtrop, former CEO Bols Royal Distilleries and Remy Cointreau, in 2009. As his experience in the business world grew, so did Robert-Jan’s belief that our current system is malfunctioning; a finite system of take-make-waste that has led us to live in, not only an economical crisis, but an ecological and cultural crisis as well. Therefore, we need a fundamental shift of our entire system. The only way to get this done is by collaboration in a non-threatening environment.

Work Life Balance

oecdThe ability to combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the wellbeing of all household members. It is also important for society as a whole, as it ensures that people have sufficient time to socialise and participate in the life of the community.

Food Swapping Movement

Food SwappingThe food swapping movement is taking off in the UK with new groups springing up across the country. Throughout history food has been swapped and traded, from cacao beans to spices. But a modern movement is growing in the UK with anything from home-made sushi, ice cream and pate to eggs, apples and wild garlic on offer.

The coming adventures of sustainability

futerra“No, no! The adventures first. Explanations take such a dreadful time”. So said the Gryphon to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s book of her eponymous “Adventures in Wonderland”. It strikes me that this pretty much epitomises the way we should engage each other in addressing our own pressing sustainability challenges.

Change Agent - Nature of Business

Redesigning for ResilienceThe Nature of Business explores how the increasingly unpredictable, interconnected and uncertain nature of business calls for a more emergent, dynamic approach to organisations and leadership. Giles Hutchins, the author, explains through business insights, quotes and examples that a new business paradigm is emerging which challenge prevailing perceptions of business.

The world’s easiest making system

ponokoPersonal Factory is an online platform that lets you make stuff by turning digital design files into physical products using digital making technologies. Digital making technologies are tools and techniques for creating physical objects from digital data. Once used mostly for making prototypes, digital making is now advanced enough to create professional products.


The Breakthrough Capitalism Program came about as a call to transformative action.It is designed to help shift the debate from change-as-usual approaches, which riskleaving problematic system dynamics untouched, with growing risks of systemic breakdown, to breakthrough innovation and strategies. These are defined by theirability to spur significant shifts towards a more resilient, equitable and sustainable economic order.


logo eco-innovera1Eco-Innovations, i.e. “green” technologies, processes, products and services have an increasing impact for the global competitiveness of European industry. To reach a worldwide leading position, it needs to boost the implementation of Eco-Innovations in industry, especially in SMEs.

PUMA InCycle Collection

puma-incycle-cradle-to-cradle-7Industry giant PUMA  formally announced its InCycle collection of apparel, shoes, and gear. After a long, happy, useful life with their delighted purchasers, these amazing products will return safely to nature or industry. PUMA product designers worked closely with Cradle to Cradle® experts at EPEA to develop products that meet the requirements for Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM "BASIC", the first step on a path of continuous improvement.


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