A new model of consultancy for the Resilience that's Next
COMMON Future is a climate adaptation studio, or a hybrid consulting firm that is one part construction matchmaker and enabler, one part global communications agency group, and one part cultural content producer. Because it takes three to get the job done.
In the first, we bring property owners and contractors together, along with other stakeholders, to facilitate and showcase leading-edge resilience retrofits and improvements in existing properties and residential communities. As an agency, we represent and showcase companies with unique brand solutions, as well as lead the design and 2021 launch of the world's first massive behavior change campaign. And as producer, we look to drive culture with showcase art and talent.
Yes, that's what being a showcaser means! Powering our work is our affiliation within COMMON, a leading global organization changing the world with social enterprise. We are hundreds of independent firms in more than two dozen countries, led by amazing and passionate changemakers, and we partner with each other and with like-minded stakeholders in each of our fields and locations.
Meet the Team
Driven by adaptation
We are a collaborative, meaning we integrate in-house talent in our Puerto Rico HQ seamlessly with teammates and stakeholders across the global COMMON network. As fellow social enterprisers, we are bonded by a tireless focus on bringing value to the world. To you as our client, that can make all the difference, when you are served by an international team of talented people this driven to make a difference, in our case to help you lead the world in this Age of Climate Adaptation.
Alex Díaz Eco
COMMON Future - Founder & Lead Strategist
COMMON - Lead Insurgent
Alex is the founder of COMMON Future and a Lead Insurgent in the global COMMON network. He is many things in one. A strategist, marshaling people insights, market trends, and data/analytics, to find just the right fit for a client. An initiative designer and matchmaker, awesome at bringing people together on a project and common cause. A journalist, with a nose for news and research, a flair for angles and headlines, love of truth, master of the core message. A marketer, applying the journalist’s skill to a client’s narrative and deploying strategies across disciplines to generate results. A writer, the artist/creative in him, craftsman of beauty, story and inspiration.
An advocate, in pursuit of climate solutions since the Rio Summit of 1992 and long an active member (today Resilience LEEDer) of the USGBC's U.S. Caribbean Chapter. Fast forward to March 2018 and the launch of The Resilience Journal to cover Next Resilience in unique ways, soon becoming a communications advisor to the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), the leading resilience association in the U.S., among Alex's other resilience-driven work and initiatives.
See the detail in his LinkedIn Profile.
To curate and help assemble teams across the COMMON network, plus provide the back-end infrastructure that makes it all possible, we team up with fellow strategist and culture guru Mark Eckhardt.
In his own words
Fall 2018: Alex held a COMMONar (that's what we call a webinar by COMMON, because they're so unique) to explain how COMMON Future works with COMMON and why it's THE winning combination to spread and scale climate resilience. You gotta listen to this!
COMMON Future marks the spot you see there in Puerto Rico. The rest of us are in 21 countries.
COMMON's beautiful office is in Boulder, Colorado. COMMON Future's is on the beautiful campus of Sagrado Corazón University at the heart of the Santurce cultural district in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a team, we thrive as much on the unique culture and tradition of social change in Boulder, as on the historical uniqueness of Puerto Rico, the island being at once a U.S. territory immersed in all things American, yet a thoroughly Latin American society and culture, plus one of the world’s climate-change ground zeros following the September 20, 2017 devastation of Hurricane Maria.
At Sagrado, we're part of an exciting social-innovation initiative, Nuestro Barrio, run by the Neeuko Collaborative Innovation Center, that includes making Santurce a climate resilient Oasis District.