Benjamin Casteillo
Founder & CEO - New World Together
Benjamin's introduction

I am an expert in Global Sustainability. I have quit a successful corporate career to dedicate my life to addressing our era's increasingly pressing sustainability challenges. Using a systemic and transdisciplinary approach, I have notably unearthed breakthrough insights that directly tackle the issue's root causes.

With New World Together, I'm committed to sharing my understanding through conferences, workshops, and training programs. My aim is to empower people and organizations to contribute meaningfully to shaping the way toward a future that is desirable and sustainable.

What brought you to sustainability?

A long process of realizations that started in my childhood with a gut feeling that our world is not the way it should be. It was followed as  a teenager with a feeling that we are heading toward our self termination. During my corporate career, the link between the addiction to profits and growth and the ecological crisis that we are facing became increasingly clear. The cognitive dissonance grew and I decided to quit my career in 2017 to focus on identifying and addressing the roots of the problem.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

As a transdisciplinary research and education project, we do our best to integrate and embody the sustainable behavior change that we promote.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenges I am facing right now are denial mechanisms, fear of change and apathy. The behavior crisis underlying the sustainability challenges of the 21st century is too often ignored.

My strategy to overcome these challenges it to be fully honest with myself and accepting reality as it is. It is also to develop my mental and emotional intelligence, to be adaptable and resilient. I also learned not to be afraid to speak openly about the elephant in the room, and to be comfortable with disconfort.

What are you most proud of?

My biggest pride is to having developed a unique and fundamental set of knowledge on the field of sustainability, notably about the roots of the Metacrisis and how they can be addressed.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  • Trust in yourself and in your ability to make a difference
  • Trust in humanity and in its ability to evolve
  • See all challenges along the way as opportunities to learn and expand
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
  • Sustainability Career Advisor
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

We share a unique human centered approach to our global sustainability challenges that we are happy to explain.

Benjamin's 3 main sustainability skills

Systemic / Roots analysis / Human solution

Benjamin kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.