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PrinciplesTransformative Engagement Principle

Engage consistent with the magnitude, direction, and speed of transformations needed and envisioned.


Global, anthropogenic problems are so severe, threatening the future sustainability of the planet and humanity, that major and rapid systems transformations are needed.


  • Base transformational interventions on a research-informed theory of transformation knitting together relevant theories of change.
  • Ensure that what is called transformation IS transformational.
  • Catalyze, connect, track, map, and evaluate networks and initiatives worldwide to generate critical mass tipping points toward global transformation.
  • Apply systems thinking and complexity theory to transformational engagements.
  • Transform evaluation to evaluate transformation.
Fore more information about the Transformative Engagement Principle, click here to watch a recording of the 2020 BME Book Club Discussion.