Trainings & Tools

Interested in building your multisolving capacity? We offer customized trainings for groups and other organizations. Contact us for more information.

You can also join webinars and other events.

FLOWER is a tool for exploring multisolving. Users create FLOWER diagrams for policies, actions, or investments. Each FLOWER diagram shows what co-benefits are created and explores how equitably those benefits are shared. FLOWER spurs good conversations and helps people improve projects so that they produce more benefits that are more equitably shared.

The materials in this packet support educators and leaders using FLOWER with groups of participants online. In the packet you will find a facilitator’s guide explaining how to set up and lead the FLOWER exercise, a slide deck you can use to introduce multisolving and FLOWER, and participant instructions for working with FLOWER in break-out groups online.  

Download the FLOWER materials below to help the groups you work with map the multiple benefits and equity implications of projects that interest them.

Find and register for an upcoming event or webinar.

View recordings of our previous presentations. 

Multisolving: Working with Complexity and Interconnection

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 11am EDT

Hosted by the System Dynamics Society.

Cost to attend is $25/person. 

That opened a new front of research at Climate Interactive: what else would improve around the world if countries truly transitioned away from fossil fuels? From improvements in air quality to energy security we documented many co-benefits of climate action, and incorporated some of them into Climate Interactive’s well known computer simulation, En-ROADS.

But, the multiple benefits of actions to protect the climate remain mostly theoretical without ways of overcoming the obstacles to multisolving. That’s why, from the beginning of our work we have collaborated with others to understand the bright spots of multisolving around the world and to pilot multisolving approaches. First in Milwaukee in partnership with the Milwuakee Metropolitan Sewerage District and then in Atlanta, with Partnership for Southern Equity, we began to see what was possible by bringing the different parts of a system together in pursuit of actions and investments that lifted up many goals at once.

From this action research, along with a series of case studies of multisolving projects, we began to see attitudes and approaches that are in common across a wide diversity of multisolving projects, a topic we wrote about in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Then came 2020. Pandemic. Escalating climate change impacts. Dire warnings about biodiversity loss. And more and more folks connecting the dots between each of these issues and structural inequity. Invitations to write, speak, and teach about multisolving came fast and furious and with it the possibility that what we’ve learned from multisolving bright spots could help support leaders around the world to respond to crises with multisolving. That spark led to the launch of the Multisolving Institute and our mission of supporting leaders as they pursue multisolving approaches