Our approach

Frameworks & Tools of our trade
innovative tools to help you solve problems and prioritize solutions!

Behaviour Science

Food choices in restaurants and cafes and have been shown to be influenced by the design of the menu, for example by placing the desired effect (increase order of plant based options, or low carbon options)  top of the menu or in a more visible space on a chalk board. Nudges and defaults can help businesses to shift sales of healthier and sustainable dishes. Check out the WRI playbook for great ideas!

Omni Framework

This framework is applied by food product-level. We work with the Omni team to deliver UN-standard life cycle sustainability assessments. Capturing mainly primary data… (blended with some secondary data). At method of production stage. Across: environmental, social and nutritional impacts. This is multi-criteria scoring for full sustainability impacts.

Food Made Good

Sustainable foodservice comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes and the Food Made Good framework has been developed to reflect this. The three pillars of Sourcing, Society & Environment, take a broad and holistic view of your business. So whether you’re serving locally sourced ingredients and high welfare meat, inviting community groups to use your space, or investing in training to help your team use less energy and water, the framework captures all of the good things you are doing. What’s more, it will ignite your imagination to target areas that you hadn’t previously considered material to foodservice.

A Food Sustainability Sprint

Before you dive right in run a team sprint to align on goals? What does success look like? What’s the big picture? What’s the end point? In what order will we do things? What are the big projects for the next X years/months? How does our brand/product/service fit into the bigger sustainable food ecosystem? How can we  bring your product or service to market, is the market ready? How to overcome uncertainty before you launch your product/campaign? Get your teams aligned around a sustainability roadmap!

3 Horizons

Thinking about the future means learning to think differently. Emerging change will challenge our current assumptions, and over time today’s decisions, policies, and products will become obsolete. How can we futureproof our thinking and planning? The Three Horizons Framework (3H) helps by asking people first to make their assumptions explicit, and then to explore emerging change as a way to reframe what they think, what they want, and what they do. The final step looks back at history, forward at the possibilities, and creates actions that bridge from today to tomorrow. What does your future vision look like?



Sustainability challenges are broad, where do you begin? Planning, guiding, and managing a workshop to ensure a team solves their identified challenge is what we are best at. Guided by the Food Made Good Framework (for foodservice) or Omni Framework (for food products) we use innovative tools including the 4Cs (AJ&Smart) and the Diamond of Participatory Decision Making to design action oriented decision making workshops. “In preparation for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable’”- Dwight D Eisenhower


We facilitate you and your team to reach end goals, improve the way you identify problems and make decisions to solve challenges. Our role as a facilitator is to align the team’s goals with the right sort of exercises and appropriate workshop processes. This could be: *Making collaborative work feel frictionless by avoiding the usual pitfalls of teamwork (like team politics and circular discussions) and making sure every person in the room gets heard. *Resolving possible conflict by mediating different points of view and maintaining objectivity at all times.*Enabling teams to do their best work by allowing the team to focus on the challenge at hand instead of worrying about the actual decision-making process. *Helping the team articulate key ideas by using fitting facilitation techniques.

Materiality Assessments

Designed to identify and understand the relative importance of specific Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability topics to your organization. We help you identify challenges that are material to your business against the relevant framework. We won’t ask you to change your brand (such as quitting the sale of meat), however we will ask you what’s the most ethical, environmentally, and socially responsible way to operate your brand. 

Systems Thinking

Envisioning a regenerative and nourishing food future. We understand that the food system needs a redesign and we all play a role in supporting that shift. Systems thinking is a way to approach, or think about, complex problems such as the food system. It helps people see how different parts interact to form a whole, and how the whole interacts with its wider context. Systems thinking helps us think about emergence. We use systems mapping and other tools to enable you to see the whole picture so that we can identify levers for change. We help you identify leverage points in your business supply chain, to enable that shift and set you off in the right direction. With systems mapping, and stakeholder mapping we are able to visualise where to begin. We zoom in and out, look for patterns.“An interconnected set of elements that is coherently organized in a way that achieves something.” – Meadows, 2008

Systemic Design

Do you have a messy problem that does not fall neatly into a single department’s mandate. Would you like us to help you to convene citizens, stakeholders, and multiple businesses to frame the problem and identify tangible actions to improve it. We can support you with regular systemic design workshops to involve stakeholders to form a core team to execute on recommendations emerging from the assessments and workshops.