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Jess Rimington

Visiting Scholar Alum

Jess Rimington was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC). In collaboration with the GPC and Visiting Scholar Joanna Cea, Jess investigated best practices in co-creative innovation to build a new methodology for addressing “wicked problems” such as global climate change, extreme inequality and poverty. The method, called the recollective way, is based upon collaborative research and analysis with a group of 20 organizations and companies at the leading edge of co-creative solutions development. Cea & Rimington are publishing several articles and a book ( In addition to this research, Jess is Managing Director of /The Rules, a global collective addressing the root causes of inequality and poverty. From 2004 to 2012, Jess served as founder and executive director of the social enterprise One World Youth Project, a non-profit linking schools around the world to provide students the global life skills needed for success in the interconnected 21st century. After OWYP, Jess has worked as a strategist for a number of social change oriented clients, including the founding team of Delivery Associates led by Sir Michael Barber,, and Sandbox.