Techni offers consulting in innovation in action toward inclusive sustainability and structures initiatives of deep engagement in the context of the climate emergency and human development.

We are living in a critical planetary moment, with countless interconnected global and local crises: increasing scale of planetary resource depletion, widening social inequality, increasing polarization, intensification of geopolitical tension, and existential crises. The reduction of the window of opportunity to avoid dramatic consequences of a global temperature raise above 1.5ºC, and the effects we are already experiencing from the increased global temperatures by around 1ºC makes the scenario we live even more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (vuca).


To address the criticality of this context, it is not enough to have more skills and abilities, but essentially to embody a new way of being as individuals, culture and systems. Hence the focus of our work on integrating the areas of human development and climate emergency.


The climate emergency, in turn, is not only an environmental issue because it is a matter of variation in the composition of gases in the earth’s atmosphere. It is a public health problem that impacts the well-being of everyone on the planet. It is a problem of social inclusion in that it aggravates inequality. It is intimately interconnected with all other planetary challenges. It is a challenge that lies at the heart of the current paradigm of economic development based only on continued growth. It is also a geopolitical issue that permeates the way society has structured itself and how we see ourselves as a culture and as individuals. It is in essence a relational challenge: how we relate to ourselves, as a society and culture, and to the systems of which we are all part.

It is a challenge that requires a new vision of the world, so that transformational actions can be implemented and restore and regenerate the planetary balance, while promoting prosperity and evolution for all.



Techni’s mission is to support organizations, communities and individuals to activate their purposes and to amplify their impacts in their personal life, in their businesses and activities and in society, promoting prosperity and evolution for everyone in the world within planetary boundaries attuned to its regenerative capacity.

We work in networks to promote deep transformation and change processes toward inclusive sustainability practices in the context of the climate emergency and human development.



Our vision is to live in a prosperous, sustainable and regenerative world that generates well-being for all, where the human and cultural dimensions are integrated alongside the finance, technology, governance, policies, infrastructure and ecology approaches. And with that, to inhabit a wider, more compassionate and inclusive world where diversity and conflict are drivers of a constant creative process that stimulates the systems, culture and individuals to continue to evolve.

Our Approach


We apply integral methodological pluralism, consolidated in Integral Theory, theories of change and theories of adult development in our services and initiatives. In essence, working in networks, we integrate the knowledges of psychology, neuroscience, sociology, cognitive science, alongside the systemic dimensions such as technology, ecology, infrastructure, public policy, governance, finance, systems thinking and complex thinking.


These resources act as markers that guide us to navigate this complex and contradictory territory of crises and conflicts and allow us to consider the different dimensions or the irreducible perspectives of reality that emerge simultaneously: the external and internal dimensions of individuals and the collective. This is the framework that structures Techni’s work.

Values & Philosophy

Dimension of the interior, individual reality: worldview, consciousness, values, emotions, beliefs, thoughts, knowledge

Health & Behaviour

Dimension of the exterior, individual reality: health, behaviour, capabilities, performance


Dimension of the exterior, collective reality: economy, finance, governance, infrastructure, legislation, ecology


Dimension of the interior, collective reality: cultural coherence, social connection, shared values and norms.

Find a little more about the Integral “map”.

Founder & Partners

Cristina Mendonça


After 25 years of professional experience and studies in the fields of engineering and administration and not finding answers to the planetary crises exclusively in the systems approach, which includes technology, finance, public policies, governance, infrastructure, I began to search for clues and find answers in the fields of psychology, sociology and especially Integral Theory, adult development theory and theory of change.

As I follow the path of deepening personal development, where the practice of the integral theory has been an essential part, I have been acquiring broader perspectives to deal with the complexity of the current global situation.  As in a mountain climb, where we are gaining musculature and a greater angle of view over the landscape that is unfolding, so has been my experience with the practice of integral life. The access to this integral map has allowed me to navigate the territory in a more careful, compassionate and comprehensive way, accepting differences, and avoiding reductionism and not getting stuck in polarizations.

In this new process of walking, the sense of social connection with all beings deepens and has allowed me to live relationships in a lighter way, with ease, despite the gravity of the planetary crisis. Ken Wilber has a quotation “It hurts more, but it bothers less” that reflects the beginning of this experience, which I sometimes get, sometimes I don’t reach. I find comfort in an oriental saying: “He who thinks he knows, doesn’t know. He who knows that he doesn’t know, knows. Because, in this case, knowing is not knowing and not knowing is knowing” – Tao Te King


Change strategist in the context of climate change, cities and development initiatives, with 20+ years of leadership experience in the private and non-governmental sectors. She has mobilized human and financial resources and engaged multiple national and international stakeholders in change processes. She heads Techni Inclusive Sustainability, which she founded 12 years ago, with the mission of supporting organizations, communities and individuals to amplify their impacts, in integration with nature, promoting prosperity and evolution for everyone in the world

Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Technical University of Braunschweig, Executive MBA from COPPEAD-UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), specialist in R&D from COPPE-UFRJ, Chemical Engineer from UFRJ, and leadership courses in personal, social and cultural transformation processes

With the art of combining talents, Techni structures multidisciplinary teams according to the specific needs of each project.

With a creative approach, combining knowledge and science, we create networks to co-create solutions with our clients that translate into increasing the value of their activities.

Partner areas of expertise include:

  • Psychology, education and embodiment
  • Integral communication, data, digital media and marketing
  • Architecture, urbanism and ecological landscaping
  • Energy and energy planning
  • Business and finance
  • Policy instruments and legal framework
  • Ecology, biomimetics, agroecology and forest engineering
  • Food system and wholesome nutrition
  • Logistics, transport and mobility
  • New materials, regenerative economics and life cycle analysis
  • Artificial intelligence, robotics and its applications for the 3rd industrial revolution (convergence of internet communication, energy and logistics)
  • Water management and ecological sanitation
  • Arts

We also develop partnerships with university research centres, cultural centres and foundations.



Since 2007, Techni has been a member of the Green Building Council Brazil and the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility.