Mihir Mathur

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Mihir Mathur is the founder of DESTA Research LLP. He uses systems thinking and modelling to create conversations on sustainability agendas and facilitates collaborative decision-making processes. He works with philanthropies, think tanks, and nonprofit entities to mainstream systems thinking into their strategy, planning, and implementation. Mihir is currently a visiting faculty at TISS, Hyderabad, and at ISDM, Noida. He is also part of a theatre group in Delhi and a music band that spread the message of sustainability by combining science and art.

Areas of expertise

Systems Thinking, System Dynamics, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Policy Research, Stakeholder Engagement, Energy

Articles by Mihir Mathur

a cartoon of two men pushing a car-coordinate systems

November 15, 2023
We need a system for systems change
While many organisations have adopted a systems change lens in their work, the lack of coordination among them is hampering their collective impact. Here's what needs to change.
Heads side of a coin positioned sideways_climate change

November 25, 2022
Climate mitigation vs adaptation
The climate crisis cannot be thought of solely as a mitigation problem or an adaptation issue—neither can its solutions. Here's why we must understand the interplay between the two.
woman carrying a vessel on her head standing near a canal-climate change

August 12, 2022
The unintended consequences of solutions to climate change
Nonprofits and communities must adopt a systems thinking approach to ensure that their solutions to climate change don't cause greater damage in the long term.
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