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Building Skills in Young People to Drive Tangible Climate Innovation & Impact

Learn from experts share stories of their real-life experiences, broaden their world horizons, and nurture their passions for making a difference.

Global Encounters

Empower students from around the world develop understanding of issues that impact their lives, and build skills in dialog, critical thinking, and empathy.

Youth Dialogues


Current CGE Programs

Climate education, advocacy, art, and action and build skills in empathy and perspective-taking

Lumi Quests

Bring together students from around the world to develop innovations and impact to global issues, while developing future of work skills in entrepreneurship, AI, and design, as well as character and values

Lumi seeks to partner with CGE to empower youth to develop tech-enabled solutions to global issues, while developing future of work skills.

Lumi seeks to partner with CGE to empower youth to develop tech-enabled solutions to global issues, while developing future of work skills.

Leading companies of our generation have been built around tech, design & entrepreneurship

However..."The next 1,000 unicorns won’t be search engines or social media companies, they’ll be sustainable, scalable innovators e.g., startups that help tackle issues related to climate change" - Larry Fink, CEO Blackrock


Empower one million young individuals across the globe with the skills and connections needed to address today's and tomorrow's most significant sustainability challenges.


Democratise climate focused innovation by giving agency to the youth globally and by engaging all stakeholders to deliver tangible economic and environmental impact in a "win-win-win" fashion


Our Purpose

Lumi was conceptualised by a father & son duo in 2020

  • We run digital, scalable cohort-based Quests
  • Supported by an AI-augmented online learning platform
  • Participants produce novel tech-enabled innovations to global or business problems
  • And develop Future of Work skills such as entrepreneurship, design and AI-readiness.

Lumi collaborates with young people and corporates globally


Live, facilitated sessions with inputs from subject matter experts

Up to 10 participants/Quest

Prof. Christopher Shen, Co-Founder of Lumi

Developed with Renowned Design-Thinking & Innovation Professor at Stanford University

The Quest: A structured design-thinking-led journey

We run Quests that allow 10-18-year-olds to build future skills while solving real world problem such as climate change

The Quests focus on solving real-world problems, collaboratively.

  • Fifteen online facilitated sessions + structured offline work on our platform
  • Topics linked to UNSDGs (e.g., Sustainable Cities, Climate Change, Inequality, Health) or chosen by our partner/s (e.g., Cybersecurity, Risk)
  • Each Quest comprises ten participants, a trained facilitator & subject matter experts (in select sessions)

Community Led Engagement Platform

Best of Breed Tools

  • Method: A Quest- an interactive design-thinking led curriculum-
  • AI-assisted tools to enhance creativity and productivity
  • People: Trained facilitators from top universities
  • Platform: An engaging learning space that fosters collaboration

Lumi’s AI-enabled platform combines four things:

Product Platform

Incentivising users to buy less food to reduce waste!

Five 11-14 year olds

Three 14-16 year olds

Two 13 year olds

Five 12-14 year olds

Five 11-15 year olds

Two 12 year olds

Three 17 year olds

Three 15 year olds

Connecting care homes with schools globally for learning, in a safe way!

Offering grocers soon to expire food at discount - contributing a % to a good cause!

Win point & buy gifts for your virtual pet by taking shorter showers!

Allowing locals to deliver food to the elderly & disabled!

Pre-ordered school meals to reduce food waste!

An interative curriculum building awareness on forms of equality!

Our Quests have led to over 80 innovations from young people tackling various global issues locally, across 14 countries.

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Measure & improve your green impact while competing with friends!

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Key Skills Developed by Lumi

Each participant obtains a Future Skills Passport: A proprietary credential that tracks and showcases Quest outcomes & key skills

Identified Lumi as an emerging provider in the Ed-Tech, 2023

Showcased Lumi at the COP27 by The Commonwealth

Shorlisted Lumi within its Early stage investor conf. 2022

Accreditations & Recognition


18+ years in Global Education, Management Consulting,xCollege Board, xMMG

Harish MenonVice President, InternationalDubai

28+ years in Sustainability, Marketing and Retail Banking

Vikram KrishnaCo-founder, Sacred GrovesDubai

10+ years as Development Finance professional

Monisha KrishnaCo-founder , Sacred GrovesDubai

13+ years in software engineering at YouTube, Google, Deloitte

Ethan GillTech Advisor, Lumi London

23+ years as VC, Stanford Professor & design thinking expert

Dr Christopher ShenCo-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Lumi, San Francisco

Member of House of Lords, Knight, Former Member of Parliament

Lord Henry BellinghamChairman, LumiLondon

23+ year track record in 5 startups, incl. a $2bn exit. Recognised leader in global Ed-Tech

Prashant RaizadaFounder- CEO, LumiLondon

Associate Prof, Imperial College London, Robots & Linguisitcs Researcher

Dr. Tatia CodreanuCurriculum Design Leader, LumiLondon

Leadership teams of Lumi and Sacred Groves

Over 50% of participants in Lumi are female

Lumi has worked in 14+ countries

80+ innovations tackling global issues

Influenced over 10K peopleworldwide

1000+ students have experienced Lumi

Global impact

29X initiative in collaboration with Artefact, Sacred Groves, Microsoft to develop 29 student teams and innovations for COP29


A Big Four Accounting Firm

Safa School, Dubai

Inventure School, India

St Ignatius School UK

Four Purium International Schools South Korea

King's College School,London

Putney High School, London

Donhead Prep School, UK

Repton Schools, UK, UAE, Europe

Hamilton School, Mexico

The Foundation School Bangalore, India



Lumi has worked with leading schools and institutions across the world

Lumi has joined hands with Sacred Groves as our Climate Action Partner

Each Sacred Groves Cluster can be protected for a fee by our Guardians
Each Sacred Groves Cluster is assigned a unique ID
We virtually divide them into Sacred Groves Clusters (SGCs)
We secure biodiverse habitats and forests all over the world

Protected Habitats

Sacred Groves is a platform that enables environmentally sensitive individuals and companies to take meaningful actions in protecting our planet's biodiverse habitats

Recognition & Certification from Lumi as well as Sacred Groves
An accredited Future Skills Passport showcasing their proficiency in AI, Entrepreneurship and Design and can serve asa lifelong learning companion
A tangible innovation they have founded and which can go further

We also deliver multiple and tangible benefits to each young person ("Luminary") who participates in a Quest

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What School Heads think about Lumi...

Parent, Putney High School

" The value the project has brought is creativity, resilience, problem solving, collaboration, presentation skills and technical skills. So a really broad and fantastic experience for the girls in terms of selecting and solving a real problem, as well as educating people about it as well. "

Member of Stanford Undergraduate Committee

" At Stanford we are increasingly looking for a different kind of applicant - someone who has done something different, delivered real-world impact. Lumi seems to offer a chance to do exactly that. "

Select Energy Transition innovations were showcased at COP27 in Egypt, 2022.See what happened here

The Commonwealth COP27 and COP28


A Big Four Accounting Firm


Four international schools, South Korea


St Ignatius School Enfield, UK

The Foundation School Bangalore, India

Institutions Lumi has worked with globally

  • Share Capital to be enhanced from £650,000 to £1M by March, 2024.
  • Financial Model - 60% funds deployed for conservation, 40% operational expenditure.
  • Asset Lock to protect the interests of the Guardians and communities.
  • Periodic Community Interest Test by the Regulator.
  • Features of a CIC - specifically designed to create a sustainable social enterprise:
  • Governed by English Law.

About Sacred Groves

  • Community Interest Company (CIC) No. 12481036 — incorporated by the Registrar of Companies for England & Wales, UK.