Mission::

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MAKING POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD AND FOR THE WORLD.

 

Our approach has helped thousands of people see the world in different ways.

By helping people look at the world differently through Strategic Imagination™, we have helped them think differently about the problems in the world.

And how best to solve them.

It’s been one “Aha!” moment after another.

Over the years, we have uncovered a host of ways to tackle a variety of problems in partnership with some of the most prominent organizations and businesses on the planet; we have developed blueprints and models for immediate impact. And through our strategic partnership with Impacton, we now have the technology to scale our successes like never before.

Now it’s time to share Strategic Imagination™ with the rest of the world to drive innovation and create positive change in all sectors.

And there’s not a moment to lose.

 

Braintrust::

 

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GreenHouse has grown and evolved as an organization over the years. Its mission has grown and evolved, too.

One thing, however, remains a constant at GreenHouse, and that’s our unwavering commitment to serve those who serve others.

These are folks who, like us, see the world not only as it is but as it can be. They work at nonprofits and universities; in government and foundations. They’re interested in positive change and they’re serious about doing whatever it takes to make the world a better place — for everyone.

To carry out our social mission more effectively, GreenHouse::Innovation is exploring a new opportunity to develop a collaborative online platform for the next iteration of the GreenHouse Center of Social Innovation, a true nonprofit that will provide tools, technology, training and brain power to people at organizations around the world who are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To this end, we have formed a braintrust to lend insight, guidance and wisdom on an “as needed” and purely volunteer basis to help us realize this rather ambitious vision for our Center of Social Innovation; and to support our ongoing efforts to achieve other public benefit goals through GreenHouse::Innovation’s yearly pro bono initiative.

It is our pleasure and privilege to introduce the charter members of the braintrust, whom we refer to as “our smart friends” with great affection::

 
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DR. EVAN ALDERSON

:: Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

:: SDG of Interest — Sustainable Cities and Communities

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BRENNAN BARTHELEMY

:: Principal, Talent at Cressey & Company

:: SDG of Interest — Quality Education

 
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JOSH BERSON

:: USC Berggruen Fellow, Berggruen Institute, Los Angeles, California

:: SDG of Interest — Responsible Consumption and Production

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KATHY BRESLER

:: Consciousness Concierge

:: SDG of Interest — Gender Equality

 
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SIMON COHEN

::Broadcaster // Entrepreneur // Dad    Cornwall, England

:: SDG of Interest — Climate Action

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TIM DALY

:: President, Creative Coalition

:: SDG of Interest — Responsible Production and Consumption

 
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BUCK DODSON, LCSW

:: Life Coach // Counselor // Innovation Philanthropist

:: SDG of Interest — Reduced Inequalities

 
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Steve Edwards

:: Vice President, Chief Content Officer, WBEZ

:: SDG of Interest — Life Below Water

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MIKE FEE

:: Founder, Spotlight

:: SDG of Interest — Quality Education


 
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THADFORD FELTON

:: Officer, Greensfelder

:: SDG of Interest — Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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SONNY GARG

:: Global Managing Director, Uptake Technologies

:: SDG of Interest — Zero Hunger


 
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MAE HONG

:: Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

:: SDG of Interest — “Requires a longer conversation.”


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JASON KUNESH

:: Design Director, City of Chicago

:: SDG of Interest — Clean Water and Sanitation


 
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MARLENA PELEO - LAZAR

:: Consultant

:: SDG of Interest — Responsible Production and Consumption


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DOMINIC LEE

:: Contributor of Words and Pictures

:: SDG of Interest — Quality Education


 
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Beatrice Muchman

:: Humanitarian // Author, Never to Be Forgotten: A Young Girl’s Holocaust Memoir // Lecturer // Foreign Language Teacher

:: SDGs of Interest — Reduced Inequalities // Climate Action // Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions

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NCHE ONYEMA

:: Community Engagement Strategist // Founding Director, The GEANCO Foundation

:: SDG of Interest — Reduced Inequalities

 
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MARGHERITA PAGANI

:: Founder + CEO, Impacton   Lisbon, Portugal

:: SDG of Interest — Partnerships for the Goals


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GILLIAN WALNES PERRY, MBE

:: Co-founder + Honorary Vice President Anne Frank Trust UK // Author, The Legacy of Anne Frank  // Community Outreach Ambassador for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, New York, NY

:: SDG of Interest —Quality Education

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JOHN PETRIE, MBE

:: Chief Executive, Serle Court Chambers    London, England

:: SDG of Interest — Quality Education


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STACY RATNER

:: Founder, Open Books // Co-Founder, Chicago Literacy Alliance

:: SDG of Interest — Quality Education

 
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AARON SCHOENHERR

:: Founding Partner, Greentarget

:: SDG of Interest — Good Health and Well Being


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Lisa Schumacher

:: Partnerships Lead, GroundSwell

:: SDG of Interest —Life On Land

 
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HOWARD SITRON

:: President and Chief Executive Officer, JCFS Chicago // Musician

:: SDG of Interest — Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions //Reduced Inequalities

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CHARLIE STONE

:: Chief Executive Officer, SRW // Entrepreneur // Investor

:: SDG of Interest — Zero Hunger

 
 
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JAKE TRUSSELL

:: Founder, Metabolize

:: SDG of Interest — Decent Work and Economic Growth