Driving societal change

Tackling environmental and humanitarian challenges requires a new approach. 

If we do not consider each challenge within its broader systemic context, attempts to fix these problems can prove ineffective or even lead to unintended consequences. Creating effective strategies for change means finding leverage points and addressing not only immediate drivers, but also root causes.

Using systems thinking to transform society

In today’s increasingly complex global landscape, Metabolic helps NGOs explore new ways to understand system dynamics and measure shifts and trends, enabling them to accelerate the transformational impact they aim to achieve.

Complex Systems Analysis

Identify leverage points for broad-scale systemic change.

We combine systems thinking and data science to identify the root causes of key impacts and highlight leverage points for change. Our suite of systems analysis tools allows us to quickly map and understand how a system functions and where organizations can intervene to make the biggest difference. 

Complex systems analysis

Vision & Strategy Development

Crafting effective strategies for social change.

We use our systems transformation method to help NGOs develop impactful strategies. Our approach guides organizations through three core phases: current state analysis, visioning and goal setting, and intervention analysis — with the ultimate outcome being the implementation of high-impact projects and interventions.

Vision and strategy

Methodologies & Frameworks

Defining science based sustainability targets.

We are working with a network of organizations to understand the ecological dynamics of the planet’s key ecosystems and how to define region- and organization-specific sustainability targets that are both science- and context-based.

Methodologies and frameworks

Systems Thinking Training

Learn how to think in systems.

Our training helps gain a clear understanding of what systems are and how their behavior arises, an overview of the tools and approaches that can be used for mapping and analyzing systems to identify strategies for transformation, and concrete tips on the most effective ways to create systems change, using examples relevant to specific organizations.

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