Managing Director, The Rules; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Global Projects Center
Jess Rimington is a visiting scholar at the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC). In collaboration with the GPC and Visiting Scholar Joanna Cea, she is investigating 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. Rimington and Cea are publishing several articles and a book (www.recollectiveway.com). In addition to this research, Rimington is managing director of The Rules, a global collective addressing the root causes of inequality and poverty. From 2004 to 2012, she served as founder and executive director of the social enterprise One World Youth Project (OWYP), a nonprofit linking schools around the world to provide students the global life skills needed for success in the interconnected twenty-first century. After OWYP, Rimington 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, 350.org, and Sandbox.