Mining the Mind

In our work, we constantly generate new knowledge and insights about sustainable development. Below, we share articles based on our work and research introducing new ways of thinking. We imagine what a sustainable society can look like, as well as publish tools and guides to help us get there.

All material is free to share and open source under Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA).


Articles archive


Understanding systems thinking and simplifying complexity

Mar 2023

The Anatomy of a System

The term “sustainable” is now ubiquitous across society, yet its actual meaning is elusive and often misunderstood. For example, despite th…


Diversity in greatness

Jan 2023

The World’s Best Systems Thinkers: Part 2

Dynamic systems are complex and in a constant state of flux. Understanding them, let alone trying to predict behaviors and outcomes, is a c…


Diversity in Greatness

Sep 2022

The World’s Best Systems Thinkers: Part 1

Systems thinking is this generation's lifebuoy. It's the only way to accurately observe our world, assess its complexity, and design and im…


Moving toward sustainable buildings and cities

Jan 2022

Vietnam's Race to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Vietnam has outlined bold carbon reduction goals in its National Green Growth Strategy 2021-2030. With this, it has entered a pathway to be…

Unexpected predictions from the military and insurance industry on the effects of climate change

Jan 2022

New climate insight revealed

We continue to face unprecedented droughts, wildfires, and flooding. All the while, our leaders and media pundits continue to spout contrad…


A natural yet unobvious symbiosis

Dec 2020

Exploring Sustainability and Cybersecurity

This year’s Doomsday Clock, a metaphor of how close humanity is to doom developed by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, shows that catastro…