Bernise Ang is a Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, a research and innovation lab on complex adaptive systems. They tackle “wicked problems” by supporting developing countries and cities to make sense of the messy underlying system dynamics that make their complex policy challenges the way they are. Her work at Zeroth Labs involves blending disciplines from anthropology, data science, design, behavioural science, foresight methods and system dynamics in order to bring clarity to complexity.
Besides a previous corporate life in private equity and in M&A, Bernise also co-founded a youth development nonprofit Syinc, from which alums have gone on to become Forbes 30Under30 and Ashoka Fellow awardees.
In climate change international policy, she co-created processes for the development of civil society policy positions at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and UNFCCC. Bernise is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and external faculty at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine on complexity and systems thinking.