About us

Future Matters is a think tank and nonprofit strategy consultancy. We serve organizations and individuals with strategies to create a safer and more livable world. You can read more about our mission and story in this essay, written by our co-founders.

Team
Justus Baumann

Justus Baumann

Co-founder & Managing Director

With years of research, policy, and advocacy experience, Justus advises clients in climate, AI safety and biosecurity on achieving change.

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Rosa Brandt

Rosa Brandt

Co-founder & Director of Programs

As a socioeconomist turned trainer for policy advocates, Rosa advises and speaks on climate advocacy and movement strategy.

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Vegard Beyer

Vegard Beyer

Co-founder & Director of Partnerships and Communications

Vegard serves leading advocates with his experience in movements, strategy and communications.

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Kyle Gracey

Kyle Gracey

Strategy Consultant in AI Safety and Biosecurity

Kyle brings a technical and research background as well as 17 years in policy and politics, including with the U.S. government and the UN.

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Katie Schalmann

Katie Schalmann

Strategy Consultant in Climate Protection

Katie supports civil society with her experience leading campaigns, movements, and union organizing, across Germany, the UK, and India.

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Carl Frederick Luthin

Carl Frederick Luthin

Strategy Consultant in Climate Protection

Carl serves think tanks and NGOs with his background in policy strategy, Environmental Sciences and Ecological Economics.

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Janina Hennigfeld

Janina Hennigfeld

Policy Researcher in Climate Protection

on sabbatical until March 2024

An expert in environmental policy research and prioritization, Janina writes and advises on climate policy.

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Carla Kienel

Carla Kienel

Graduate Fellow in Climate Protection

Carla supports our climate work with her experience in movements, international negotiations, and as Germany’s youth COP delegate.

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Ernesto Díaz Salvador

Ernesto Díaz Salvador

Finance and Operations Manager

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Ronja Krischke

Ronja Krischke

Operations Manager

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Frederike Westkamp

Frederike Westkamp

Operations Associate

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