We bring together a diverse team that can help clients that work with complexity, both inner and outer, in organisational and systemic settings. We pride in our ability to grasp the specifics of a context, with its own history, values and multi-actor dynamics, and to look at it from different angles and perspectives. We are comfortable with uncertainty and ask probing and catalytic questions. We zoom in and out between the relevant detail and the bigger landscape. We help to move stuck situations forward and bring a unique combination of skills including strategy, innovation, business, psychology, communications, organisational development and years of experience working on “wicked problems”.
Amir is a Sustainable Futures associate with 20 years experience in design and communications. He is a skilled design leader with expertise in delivering a unified creative vision for brands, products and services through the development of new ideas, communication and design. He has worked internationally for digital agencies and brand consultancies and within an in-house setting on global brands like British Airways, Sky, Specsavers and Philips. Amir uses a human-centered design approach to create high quality, compelling creative work that enriches people’s lives and helps brands communicate with clarity and purpose. He is a creative problem solver who has a track record of learning and adapting to new industries and engaging with people and work in an open, collaborative and fun way. He is also adept at building consensus with multiple stakeholders and navigating complex environments. Amir believes great ideas are platform agnostic and loves the challenge of dreaming big and making it real! Amir holds a degree in Visual Communication validated by the RCA and has completed short courses in creative writing, sculpture, printmaking and behavioural economics.
Maia is an associate partner with Sustainable Futures, a sustainability professional with extensive technical expertise and an entrepreneurial background. She leads Sustainable Futures work on ESG and Climate Change. She loves to support businesses in finding innovative sustainable solutions that help them thrive in a fast changing environment. She is a fact-based problem solver with an aptitude to generate and evaluate alternative courses of action and co-create management decisions options.
With a long track record in managing high-profile projects from initiation to final delivery she is recognised for assessing environmental and socio-economic impacts of large-scale development projects and managing and mentoring cross-functional teams across industries. She is a certified 14001 and 9001 Auditor and a specialist in IFC Performance Standards and ESG.
Maia holds a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Environmental Sciences, Environmental economics and Management.
Andy is a Sustainable Futures associate who has worked as a facilitator and coach with many different organisations in the public, private and third sectors over the last fifteen years. His clients include multinational companies, the NHS, universities, the police service, national charities and numerous start-up and small businesses.
Prior to that, he worked for over twenty years as a business economist, corporate planner, corporate treasurer and derivatives trader and ran his own financial risk management consultancy. He holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick and is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach as well as being an authorised practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Team Diagnostics assessment tools.
Michael is a Sustainable Futures Senior associate and experienced facilitator working with intact teams – team coaching and team development and also on innovation and strategy development. Lead facilitator with multi-national clients on field-based and ‘business issue’ leadership development programmes. Experienced in working with multi-stakeholder groups on complex and interlinked issues. Michael brings a collaborative and creative style of working with others that inspires trust and participation whilst allowing room for challenge in a safe, learning environment. He is also a coach and an Integrative Psychotherapist with well-tuned social antennae and high levels of self-awareness – very interested in how personal and organisational purpose do/ don’t link. Michael has experience of working with a wide variety of groups and sectors: health, voluntary sector, NGOs, public sector and private sector (Banking, FMCG, Technology and Healthcare). Michael holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Yiannis Chrysostomidis is Sustainable Futures’ founding director, based in London and is passionate about helping organisations navigate complex challenges through individual and collective transformation. Yiannis is inspired by design thinking, change labs, and scenario planning methods and uses them to design and facilitate processes that effect deep change. He has worked in Africa, Latin America and Asia in countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Tanzania, Zimbabwe Peru, Colombia, and Kazakhstan amongst others. A Greek and British national, Yiannis is trilingual, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s in Sustainability from IIT, Graduate School of Business, Chicago and is a graduate of the Oxford Scenarios Programme of the Said Business School, University of Oxford.