Impossibility is a dare.
Not long ago it seemed impossible for women to get the right to vote, or to abandon apartheid and slavery.
Our current challenges like climate change, the mountains of plastic entering our oceans each year, poverty and the scarily rising inequality may at times seem impossible to overcome. But we can if we want to, once we understand the root causes and the right solutions.
At the heart of Big Tree Global lies a strong belief that we can evolve to a more flourishing world, and that business has a key role to play in getting there.
Our aim is to inspire and support clients to develop powerful solutions that make a lasting difference.
About us ...
Melanie van de Velde PhD, MBA, MSc, Author, Founder Big Tree Global
Many of the insights that we apply in our workshops and Masterclass are based on our founder's research, awarded the Adam Smith Prize for PhD Excellence, nominated by Cambridge University.
Prior to her research Melanie managed Asia Pacific markets at a multi-billion dollar tech company. She worked in senior management at IT start-ups. And she ran an impact business in a Nairobi slum.
With Big Tree Global she supports business leaders and MBA students from around the world with key insights and tools as to how to create powerful impact on our key global issues.
Dr van de Velde is author of:
LEAD LIKE A GENIUS: Twelve ways to ace sustainability and transform our world (to be released in October 2023).
LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world.
Daniela Jimenez Chavez, BSc, Program Manager Big Tree Global
Daniela has 8 years experience in sustainability applied in different sectors around the globe including non-for-profit and conservation organizations in Peru and the United States, the public sector in New Zealand, and both small and large businesses in the private sector.
She has designed and coordinated sustainability strategies for the corporate sector, as well as sustainability reporting, project and certification management, linking her work with communication strategy, behaviour change and innovation.
Daniela holds a Bachelor in Science in Biology. She is currently living in Barcelona studying a Masters in Political Ecology, Degrowth and Environmental Justice, next to her part-time role at Big Tree Global.