About us

Reinventing Society is a non-profit and independent think-and-do tank founded in late 2020.

The mission of Reinventing Society is to support societal transformation toward a good life for all within planetary boundaries and to empower people to realize their own and systemic future potentials. To this end, we explore and develop social utopias and visions of a more beautiful world and make them tangible through a variety of formats. We see our organization itself as a living laboratory in which new experiential knowledge is generated.

Our team consists of economists and social scientists, sustainability and environmental researchers, 
experts in communication and media, psychology, and politics.

Our values

Agile self-organization and empowerment


Continuous learning & high quality

Trustful cooperation & transparency

Lightness, fun & cordiality

Efficiency and professionalism with a heart

Reflective conflict culture & Multiperspectivity

Conscious handling of time and money

Our Team

Anna Reisch

works at the interface of new economic thinking and innovative organisational development, among other things as a strategy and organisational consultant for the Dezernat Zukunft and the ZOE Institute.
She is also a lecturer at the University of Witten-Herdecke on "System Change and Climate Change" and at the HWR Berlin on "Sustainable Finance".


Lino Zeddies

is the author of the book "Utopia 2048" and a consultant for self-organisation, vision and purpose. After working as a pluralist economist, money reformer and coach, in which he dealt intensively with social and inner transformation, his work is focused on integral social development.


Stella Schaller

is a transformation researcher and accompanies individual and organizational change processes. After studying "Development Studies and Sustainability", she worked in policy consulting in the field of SDGs and climate diplomacy, conducting projects for the Federal Foreign Office and the UN, among others. She leads workshops on transformative change, personality development and resilience. She has also been working on climate communication since 2013.


Simon Mohn

is an organizational and social developer in Berlin. He leads seminars and trainings on progressive organisational forms, personal development and utopian thinking. His background is in peace and conflict studies, politics and sociology. He also works as an organisational consultant and coach in the non-profit sector.



Sebastian Vollmar

is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator and dedicates his life to the beauty of visual diversity. He accompanies companies with the innovative design of studies and publications. He graduated in communication design with his work »Tau des Glücks« on happiness research, in which he dealt intensively with the topic of quality of life and the application of these findings to social systems. He is fascinated by the interactions between his own relationship to the environment and the self.

Katharina Beck

 is co-founder of Reinventing Society and member of the German Bundestag (MdB). Previously, she worked as a senior management consultant for sustainability with executive boards and companies and as a member of the supervisory board. In addition, she headed the Federal Working Group (FOPH) on Economics and Finance of Bündnis 90/Die GRÜNEN. 


Max Kretschmer

is co-founder of Reinventing Society and a student of economics and sustainability science at Leuphana University Lüneburg, where he conducts research in the field of ecological economics at the Faculty of Sustainability. He is particularly interested in the transformation of financial and monetary systems in the context of sustainable development.


Verena Emme

is co-founder of Reinventing Society and a student of sociology and economics at the University of Hamburg and is committed to social transformation at various levels, in particular to reforms of the monetary and financial system. She is currently working as a research assistant for Katharina Beck in the Bundestag. 



Constanze Kernbach

is a social scientist and fundraiser in Bonn and has supported international NGOs in their strategic growth for 15 years. She is fascinated by the idea of man based on cooperation and voluntariness. She deals with practical concepts such as non-violent communication and works as an external collaborator with Reinventing Society on a transformative educational project for municipal climate protection.



Ute Scheub

lives in Berlin as a freelance author. She holds a doctorate in political science. She was co-founder of the taz and its environmental editorial, worked there for almost 20 years and has been a freelance journalist since 1997. She has now published 23 books, including bestsellers such as »Das falsche Leben – eine Vatersuche« (2006), »Terra Preta – die schwarze Revolution aus dem Regenwald« (2013) and »Demokratie – die Unvollendete« (2018). She has received several awards for her works, including the Ingeborg Drewitz Prize, the Alternative Media Prize and the Salus Media Prize.


Christin Simone Bettinghaus

is a creative consultant and lives in Berlin. In the past she worked as a picture editor for magazines and as an art buyer and producer in the fashion industry.  Now she is dedicated to transformation & sustainability. At Reinventing Society, she conceived the project "Interactive City Tour Realutopia Berlin", which aims to make existing sustainable projects visible and tangible. In addition, Christin volunteers for the Arts & Nature Social Club.


Boris Lebedev

Boris Lebedev is co-founder and initiator of the award-winning reallab for sustainability: the Tiny Pop-Up in Munich. On a former brownfield site, four people are experimenting with the questions of the future: how much space is needed? How does energy, and water self-sufficient living work? Boris is also a lecturer, (business) consultant and speaker on regenerative and sustainable topics. He is a member of the young German Club of Rome, the TT30. 


Every 2-4 weeks we send out a newsletter with utopian findings, news from our living laboratory and transformative impulses.