AdaptivePurpose is a social enterprise based in Copenhagen Denmark and Washington DC.  We provide consulting services and facilitate innovative approaches to better partnerships and project development through the application of design-thinking and complexity-aware approaches to strategy, planning, monitoring and evaluation.

We facilitate collaboration and partnerships around the sustainable development goals among and between the private sector, public sector and civil society sector.

We help organizations address the challenges they face, increase innovation, design better solutions and take more effective action.


Principal Consultants


Kirsten Bording Collins

Kirsten Bording Collins is the founder and director of AdaptivePurpose, A professional with over 15 years of experience in project management, planning, and evaluation in the NGO sector and international development and affairs field specializing in the use of systems thinking and complexity-aware approaches to planning, capacity-building and evaluation.

Prior to launching AdaptivePurpose, Kirsten was an independent evaluation consultant working with clients ranging from NGO’s such as CARE and Heifer International to the U.S. government and local domestic nonprofits.  She has worked in a variety of sectors including: democracy and governance; social and economic development; organizational development; the environment; and human rights. Her International experience includes Eurasia, Latin America, and China.

Ms. Collins holds a Master of Arts in International Administration from the Korbel School of International Studies and a BA in International Relations. She is fluent in English and Danish and has a good working knowledge of Spanish.



Christel Wolff Pjetursson

Christel Wolff Pjetursson is a partner in Adaptive Purpose with a background as a trained industrial designer on a wide portfolio of projects ranging from product development, identity and branding to product/service concepts and pure service design. Using her insight in value chains, the SDGs combined with the use of design thinking approaches for sustainable transformative and innovative partnerships.

Before joining AdaptivePurpose Christel participated substantially to the development of the design bureau Move's knowledge and competencies within sustainability and Cradle to Cradle, and was responsible for Move's own environmental profile – an area in which Christel has not only a professional but also a great personal interest.

She has also worked in the gastronomic field with food waste, local food production and urban farming from surplus heating.

Ms. Pjetursson holds a diploma in Industrial Design from the Danish School of Design(now KADK) combined with the first 2 years at the Architect School in Aarhus.

She is fluent in Danish and English.