Wenn aus klein systemisch wird

Wenn aus klein systemisch wird: Das Milliardenpotenzial sozialer Innovationen
From small to systemic: The multibillion-euro potential in social innovations

March 2019. Study by Ashoka Germany and McKinsey on the economic potential of social innovations. Together with Laura Brämswig and the team at McKinsey.


Die System-Tüftler (The Systems Tinkerers)
14 March 2019. Op-ed in DIE ZEIT / ZEIT ONLINE on the economic potential of social innovations and how we should support them.

The Multibillion-Dollar Potential Of Social Innovation
October 2019. English version in Forbes, together with Laura Brämswig and Katharina Wagner.

Social Innovations Journal

Which Systems Change Should You Work On?
March 2019. Case study on how to identify the right systems change goal for you.

Interview on how to support systems entrepreneurs
Social Innovations Partners President Mike Clark interviewed me for the first edition of the Social Innovations Finance Series in SIJ.


Working on system changes together
August 2018. Call to action for foundations to invest in systemic initiatives. With Laura Haverkamp. German version.

Adjusted English version published in March 2019 at Social Innovations Journal: A Plea to Foundations and Philanthropists.


Systems Change—Big or Small?
February 2018. To tap the full potential of a systems change approach, we should not limit our thinking to large, transformational changes. We should also include smaller, more targeted changes.


Über Mopp und Eimer
(On Mops and Buckets)
July 2017. Ambition, attitude, and way of thinking of successful systems entrepreneurs. Only available in German.

Social Innovation Summit Stuttgart

Social Innovation Summit Stuttgart
Panel on “Digital social innovation and systems change” as well as a workshop on how to measure impact on a systems level.

September 2019

Interview at podcast “Benefits of Systems Thinking”
I talk about how systems thinking can inform impact strategies of social entrepreneurs, as well as the barriers for more systemic initiatives within the sector.

August 2019

Interview at podcast “In Too Deep”
I talk about the economic impact of small systemic changes that we found in a report with McKinsey (“From Small to Systemic”), as well as how Lord of the Rings can help you get there.

June 2019

Ecosystem event Skoll World Forum
Panel “Measuring the Multibillion-Euro Potential for Funding Systems Change”

Together with Jeroo Billimoria (founder of CYFI) and François Bonnici (Head of Schwab Foundation).

11th of April, 2019

Interview at podcast “Impact Boom”
June 2018. The interview is about “How To Create System Change As A Social Entrepreneur?”

Interview at podcast “Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs”
May 2018. We talk about system change, the qualities of systems entrepreneurs, and funding systemic initiatives.

Social Innovation Summit Stuttgart

Social Innovation Summit Stuttgart
Panel “System Change – Going Beyond Symptoms”

Together with Katherine Milligan (Head of Schwab Foundation) and Markus Sauerhammer (Chairman at the German Social Entrepreneurship Network).

There is also a video recording of the session.

9th of March, 2018

Berliner Stiftungstag

Berliner Stiftungstag
Panel “Knappe Ressourcen in maximale Wirkung investieren” (“investing limited resources in maximum impact”)

Together with Jan Wulf-Schnabel (CEO and Founder of Institut für Inklusive Bildung) and his team.

17th of November, 2017



October 2019. Introduction to systems change with videos and exercises. Together with Reem Rahman.

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