Our Approach


Most people are unaware of the presence, scale and long-term impact of the diverse sustainability challenges we face, nor do they know of effective ways to address them.

At EFI we seek to understand the issues, recognize their interrelationships, integrate strategies to address them, and apply those strategies effectively. EFI’s education programs use a systems thinking methodology that combines personal skills development with an examination of the twenty-five most critical social, economic and environmental issues that will drive global change. The result is people who can understand issues, see interrelationships, develop integrated strategies and put those strategies into action.

EFI’s goal is to develop individuals who are able to ask the right questions to make effective decisions.

Explore our twenty-five issue grid below to access resources specific to each area.