We help you imagine and design collaborative networks to unlock new opportunities for products, technologies and policies that accelerate social change.
GD is a social redesign practice and a new kind of consultancy for a more regenerative, just and caring future. Our services combine systems mapping, participatory design and network building. Original thinkers, we are a group of interdisciplinary professionals who deeply care about our world. Our work develops transformative operating models that blend public and private investments while creating shared value for the stakeholders and ecosystem over a long term.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, GD was founded by Barbara Bulc in response to a growing need to foster urgent systems transformation and profoundly reimagine our values and relations. Its non-profit collaboratory SDG Colab designs and researches new social structures and learning communities for wellbeing of people and the planet. We are part of a growing community of scholars, practitioners and artists creating a world, where goals of wellbeing are prioritized over unlimited economic growth.
GD catalyzed new synergistic partnerships in global health to help us and communities increase the accessibility and affordability of new information technology in Asia and Africa.Mike Gann
Director, Global Healthcare
World Ahead Program, Intel
Focused on the wellbeing of people and our planet, we work across interconnected systems to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Health & Wellbeing
- Nutrition & Food Security
Disrupting silos thinking and harnessing collective resources to cultivate systems change.
COMMUNICATION & ADVOCACY
PRIVATE & PUBLIC INVESTMENTS
When we truly care about our world and each other, we find the courage to think, feel and act outside of our own and institutional boundaries. This brings us together for the common good.Barbara Bulc, GD Founder
Over 85% of the world’s population lacks access to quality healthcare, food, water, energy and education.
There is an urgent need for new ways of thinking to rebuild our broken systems for a sustainable and inclusive future. In a world that is increasingly complex, the societal, environmental and geopolitical challenges we face seem daunting. While we have halved extreme poverty over the past decade, more than 5 billion people live off less than $10 a day, with another 1.5 billion under $20. Access to vital products, technologies and services and our transition to a circular economy remain an enormous challenge. How can we innovate to respond to this largely untapped multi-trillion dollar economy, while catalyzing positive social change and ensuring the sustainability of our planet?
We have the technical and financial capabilities to solve these challenges, yet no single organization is equipped to do it alone. Only by redefining relations and working collectively can we safeguard the progress and survival of humankind and our planet.
WHO WE WORK WITH
GD is a trusted partner to visionary leaders and change-makers across the globe.
FROM OUR KNOWLEDGE LAB
We work with innovators, thought leaders and systems thinkers across disciplines to develop new ideas and tools for the emerging collaborative economy.
SYSTEMS THINKING — OUR NEW INTERACTIVE MAP OF GLOBAL HEALTH ACTORS
In collaboration with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Kumu
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE — “REACHING SCALE: NEXT GENERATION PARTNERSHIPS”
In collaboration with Prof. Rifat Atun, Harvard University