Forthcoming: Influence for Good: How highly resourced individuals can work towards
positive systemic change
April 2022. Joint study by Ashoka, Catalyst 2030, Echoing Green, Generation Pledge, and McKinsey. Together with colleagues from all partner organizations, especially Paul Ziesche.
Systemic change. How social innovations improve structures in society.
August 2021. Together with Martina Zelt.
January 2021. Joint study by Ashoka, Catalyst 2030, Echoing Green, McKinsey, Schwab Foundation, and Skoll Foundation. Together with colleagues from all partner organizations, especially Florian Rutsch, Katharina Wagner, and Paul Ziesche.
May 2020. Fergal Byrne and I talk to leading social entrepreneurs about questions like: What are the benefits of working on a systems level? How can you build networks and coalitions? What is the role of well-being and personal development? Available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and Spotify.
May 2020. Five case studies that show how turning people into changemakers can be a powerful way to create legitimacy and accountability in systems change work. Together with Alexandra Ioan, PhD, and Olga Shirobokova.
January 2020. Joint study by Ashoka, Catalyst 2030, Co-Impact, Echoing Green, McKinsey, Schwab Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and SystemIQ. Together with numerous colleagues from all partner organizations. Initiated by Florian Rutsch and me.
March 2019. Study by Ashoka Germany and McKinsey on the economic potential of social innovations. Together with Laura Brämswig and the team at McKinsey.
Im Werkraum der Systemveränderer
(The workroom of systems change)
September 2021. Systems change is a mindset, but it's also a craft. The goals can be defined, the milestones can be worked on, and that work can be supported. Based on 3 examples from an Ashoka report. English translation by DeepL available here.
April 2021. By Ashoka, CSI, euclid, and SEND. Features four ideas how the German government could strengthen social innovation without spending additional money. Together with Gorgi Krlev, Markus Sauerhammer, Christin Skiera, Felix Sieker, Veerle Klijn, and Wieteke Dupain.
Warum die Regierung gerade Sozialunternehmen helfen muss
April 2020. Op-ed asking the German government to include social ventures in their rescue packages. Together with Laura Haverkamp.
Stiftungen, lasst Sozialunternehmen die Welt besser machen! (Foundations, change your funding practices!)
January 2020. Op-ed asking for new funding practices to better support social entrepreneurs.
Machine translation to English available here.
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.
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.
A Plea to Foundations and Philanthropists
to aim for systems change, to focus on indirect impact, and to leave room for learning and adaptation.
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.