Marc’s various articles and book contributions


Marc Buckley, Editor at Large

Stories that change the narrative

Innovators Magazine is on a mission to use the power of good communication to inspire a synergy between innovation and justice. 

Major leaps are being made in how we make, power, and grow things, as new carbon-friendly technologies and innovations pave the way for the transition to a net zero world. Everyone knows about many of these phenomenal innovations, and knows they are not being adopted fast enough. Everyone also knows there are historical injustices embedded deep inside the old operating systems responsible for creating an unfair world. Which makes innovation with equity a prerequisite for achieving meaningful and transformative change. We cannot just graft pioneering new practices and products onto the structurally unsound foundations that made societies a mess in the first place and hope for the best. For too long these rotten foundations have been allowed to destroy the lives – and indeed any semblance of hope – for billions of people worldwide.

The global impact of social innovation

Disrupting Old Models and Patterns

Editors Alexander Ruthemeier, Seda Röder, Kathleen Schröter, Philipp Plugmann, contribution by Marc Buckley

Social Innovation is not just a buzzword, it’s a global opportunity. However, it is also a very wide and heterogeneous field. The aim of this book is to give the reader different perspectives, concepts and experiences to understand the challenging tasks of the future while also showcasing some existing best-practice examples, impact-investing and social innovation strategies that successfully empower communities and individuals to shape a better life.


Innovation for Purpose Sustainable Development Goals — Understanding the plan to 2030

Expert Essay by Marc Buckley

Published in the book THE BEAUTY OF IMPACT HEALTH Innovations for Purpose in 2017 Co-Author Contributing Judge and Expert Advisor

Unchain the supply chain

Contributing up to 29% of global emissions, the food industry is one of the most polluting. How can we curb this? Published in maize. by Marc Buckley

Reforming Food Production

The Innovator interview with Marc Buckley written by Jennifer L. Schenker

Food production has a stronger negative impact on the environment and climate than any other industrial sector,”says Marc Buckley, an international expert on vertical farming and renewable energy. The environmental damage is calculated to be more than 224% of the industry’s EBITDA.

food for a better future

Written by Sharon Natoli, contribution by Marc Buckley 

The business of food is undergoing rapid change

Emerging consumer values are mobilising a shift in the drivers of consumer purchasing decisions. This evolution, galvanised by growing global consciousness around the way we are living our lives, provides significant opportunity for those in the business of food looking for growth in the decades ahead.


Podcast by OnePoint5Media and INNOVATORS MAGAZINE

Systemic change is needed to move us on to the right side of history

Marc Buckley talks with the game-changers on a mission to get us there as fast as possible. Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.

Take a deep dive with thought leaders, Innovators, Futurists, and those solving Global Grand challenges. Listen to renowned experts share their insight on topics including sustainability, environmentalism, global food reform, SDG plan to get us to 2030, regenerative practices, systems thinking, critical thinking, sustainable innovation, new economic models, and new civilization frameworks. Sense-making dialogue with leading experts and contributors around the world.

Video podcast on YouTube & Spotify. Apple News, Medium, iTunes News, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Player FM, Radio Public, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Get Podcasts, and Pocket Casts.

transdisciplinary case studies on design for food and sustainability

Edited by Sonia Massari, contribution by Marc Buckley

Transdisciplinary Case Studies on Design for Food and Sustainability, a volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series, analyzes the interconnectivity of sustainability, food, and design, demonstrating the presence of food design in various food-related fields of study. 

Moonshots for Europe

A story from a desirable future — the resilient era

Hamburg, June 12, 2050

I come from the future and have a message for you. Let me tell you about our very desirable futures and the resilient geological epoch in which we live called the Sustainocene…. By Marc Buckley

Book by Harald Neidhardt with the faculty of Futur/io Institute printed on rock paper 2019 Co-Author and publisher Marc Buckley futur/io institute Faculty

Project slingshot

“Corporations have not yet grasped the fact that sustainability cannot be bought and, instead of rethinking their business models, have used it as a marketing tool.” Published in maize. by Marc Buckley

the spirit of human business

Written by Thomas Juli, testimony by Marc Buckley

The digital age offers us humans the unique opportunity to unfold our human potential for the benefit of ourselves, our society, the environment and the economy – provided we ask the right questions.

The book introduces Human Business as a compass and design tool for living and working in the digital age. It provokes to question old ideas and practices. At the same time, it encourages to rediscover our human core and actively shape our lives and work accordingly. No matter what role we play; be it as a business leader or manager, as a game changer or just as a human being, a Mensch.