Mapping Ecosynomic Deviance and Impact Resilience

Leaders across all sectors have to address complex and large-scale social issues, as well as daily dysfunctional interactions

They find themselves severely constrained by the existing model of value capture and expression

Some leaders have a dramatically different and more successful perception of the value experienced and exchanged in human interactions

We are describing and framing how thousands of these innovative leaders, in communities, families, businesses, government agencies, universities, and networks, across the globe, are achieving much greater impact resilience and sustainable interactions

Taking inspiration from the human drive, in past centuries, to map the mineral and biological topographies of our planet, and today’s drive to map the topographies of our oceans and solar system, it is time for humanity to map the global social topography of human agreements.  

What is common and unique around the world? What are healthy and unhealthy agreements everywhere?  Which ones work really well in each context and which do not?  

We know a lot about the topography of our planet’s mineral, plant, and animal realms, it is time to learn about the rich topography of the human realm, as it shows through our agreements.

Where we are Mapping

The selected field sites maximize social-cultural-political diversity across the globe, where we have the support of local alliance members with ongoing projects

What we are Mapping


What local-level agreement structures enable: greater engagement and choice; massive shifts in local-level agreements with multiple stakeholders; and greater impact resilience?


What generalizable and culture-specific factors differentiate positive and negative Ecosynomic deviance?


How do we scale the breadth and depth of the transformation of human agreements, within and across social systems?

Toolkit we are using

The Mappers bring the following discipline perspectives: Architecture, Behavioral Economics, Business Strategy, Cultural Anthropology, Decision Sciences, Ecosynomics, Environment, History, Human Geography, Monetary Systems, Political Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Statistics, System Dynamics

Who is Mapping

Fieldwork Fellows

Project leads in 11 countries from the Vibrancy network30%

Executive Practitioners

From 3 sectors and networks20%


Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students40%


Foundations and organisations that fund projects within a specific country10%

You can also be a Mapper

If you feel compelled to join our community with your project, just drop us a line and we will get back to you as soon as possible 

thematic Areas already included

Community Development
Food Solutions
Retrofitting & Regenerative Building
Complementary Currencies
Childhood Education

our Affiliates

Our affiliates co-invest with us in funding our Global Initiative of Mapping the Social Topography of Human Agreements

If you are interested in being part of this Global Initiative of research and education, ISC is accepting proposals to join this fast-growing, collaborative research network

Sponsor this Global Initiative

Your co-investment can make the difference in the pace of this [R]esearch. Join this effort and unreveal a new social topography

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