About me

Thought partner for social impact

Odin Mühlenbein

What if you could tackle the systemic causes of social problems instead of continuously treating their symptoms? Based on my work with dozens of leading social entrepreneurs from around the world, I know that this is not just wishful thinking. Social ventures can create value chains around living trees to prevent forests from being cut down. They can improve transparency in supply chains and change the sourcing policies of consumer brands. And they can establish new flows of information between communities and policy makers to help a system become more adaptive. Not only is it possible to achieve system change; the necessary skills and attitudes can be learned, and the strategies can be developed in a structured way.

I am a thought partner and sometimes partner in crime for leaders in the social sector that want to advance on that journey. What makes me a useful travel companion? I created many of the tools and frameworks that Ashoka uses in the area of system change. I apply the analytical rigor and business sense that you would expect from a former McKinsey consultant. And as a co-founder of two social ventures, I know how to keep it real.

Do you want to change a social system? Then get in touch!


Social Entrepreneurs

Do you want to become a more effective Systems Entrepreneur?

I can

help you improve both your strategy and your mindset.

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Foundations

Do you want to become a more sophisticated Systems Investor?

I can

help you get started with simple steps.

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Companies

Do you want to move beyond traditional CSR?

I can

help you identify system changes that you could promote.

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