Our mission is to build the foundations of a sustainable society.

The Except Integrated Sustainability Foundation works with business, government and academia to support projects and research that contributes to fundamental, systemic improvements of our society in the long term. We directly support projects that significantly benefit the long term sustainability and resilience of life on this planet and that are generated by the Except community and its partners.

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Systemic Impact

The Except foundation focusses on initiatives that have systemic, global impact. It seeks solutions that address the root cause of problems rather than end-of-pipe solutions.

Enabling Action Teams

We support multi-disciplinary action teams to execute pioneering projects in the fields of urban redevelopment, industry, finance, agriculture, and knowledge management.

Actionable tools

We support new tools, frameworks and methods to accelerate the development towards a sustainable society.