Mining the Mind

We constantly generate new knowledge and insights about sustainable development. Here, we share all our publications and public research. All material is open source (CC-BY-SA).

These articles contain excursions into new ways of thinking about a sustainable society, as well as tools and guides.


Articles archive

2020 May Bananas Resilience

Lessons about resilience from nature

May 2020

Lacking Resilience is Bananas

While society is struggling with the Corona pandemic, bananas are facing their own, a fungus called Foc-TR4. It is not the first time t…

Crona Virus

How planning for resilience proves critical

Apr 2020

Corona’s lesson to the world: the need for resilience

The climate crisis, resource shortages, social fracturing, economic disparities, natural disasters, and other events have given us plenty o…


How to accelerate natural value systems

Jan 2020

Natural Capital & new innovation strategies

The land we grow our food on, water that flows through it, animals and plants living in this environment, and the oceans - the birthplace o…


Celebrate World Bee Day 2019 with Except Biotechnologist Jon Woning

Jan 2020

Keeping Our Bees

Today, following the recent UN report outlining the devastating degradation of our planet’s natural biodiversity, is World Bee Day. To cele…


Categorization system

Dec 2019

Symbiosis in Development: ELSI

ELSI is a categorization tool to index the different areas of interest for integrated development. It replaces the People, Planet, Profit …

Symbiosis in Development (SiD)

Sustainability innovation framework

Nov 2019

Symbiosis in Development (SiD)

Symbiosis in Development (SiD) is a framework for developing multi-faceted sustainability innovations, using systems-thinking, network theo…