We collaborate with organizations to bring new thinking and solutions to complex challenges facing humanity

We are an innovation agency designed to tackle complex problems. Together with our clients and partners we create solutions that have lasting social and environmental impact. We specialize in finding opportunities within complexity, working with the public, private and civil society sectors to:


Understand the systemic causes of issues, identify opportunities where new action will have the biggest impact, and design and coordinate efforts to implement change.

A unique combination of human- centered design, systems thinking and collaboration

Our Work


A community sourced incubator for product startups in New York City


Breakthrough technologies brought to scale

We believe that positive impact is a function of deep understanding, good ideas and effective action.

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10 Years Later: Reflections on Measuring Our Impact

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At SecondMuse, since our founding nearly ten years ago, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to comprehensively measure our impact. Many different approaches exist for measuring the impact of innovation, or even more specifically social innovation. In fact, there has been a rise in standard metrics through initiatives such as IRIS and B Corp which go beyond traditional measurement. Still, none of these seem to quite capture the full impact of our…

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Leaving Comfort, Loving Community: Meet Blake Garcia

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“I’m a Texan who loves home (and the Longhorns), but I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone.” Blake Garcia Blake has served in key roles on projects leading client engagement, program design and operations, as well as developing and managing strategic partnerships and networks. His work has spanned supporting local economic development initiatives in the State of Texas and New York City to building global innovation programs that have collectively engaged…

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Indonesia, Inspiration, Innovation: Meet Simon Baldwin

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“… I’m passionate about harnessing the engine of commerce to create social, environmental and economic value with the communities that we work with.” Simon Baldwin Simon leads the Indonesian branch of SecondMuse where our efforts focus on creating economic, social, and environmental value by supporting new venture creation. Simon is particularly passionate about the role that new businesses can play in creating social value in emerging markets like Indonesia. In today’s blog, we invite you to meet…


Joining the Systems Change Dialogue at Responsible Business Forum Jakarta

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“Whether we collaborate around a group of entrepreneurs, a program for smallholder farmers, or a trade policy, what RBF made loud and clear is that, in today’s interconnected world, we must break down the barriers that have previously siloed our work if we want to make meaningful progress.” David Ball David brings to SecondMuse and LAUNCH a multifaceted approach to finding the right levers to accelerate innovative solutions to complex social and environmental challenges. Over the…

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