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Who We Are

Brain Trust: Knowledge and Options for Sustainable Development, Inc. (BTI) is a Filipino sustainable development consultancy that draws from the collective experience of its founding fellows to craft innovative and integrative development solutions for public and private sector clients. BTI principals are considered among the early pioneers of integrating social, economic, environmental, cultural and political dimensions in planning, policy-making and programming. Each BTI partner brings decades of experience in policy and program development, evaluation and assessment; strategic and action planning; futures thinking and econometric modelling; development management at all governance levels; communication and advocacy; stakeholder engagement; and capacity building in academic and non-academic contexts.

What We Do

Brain Trust Inc. (BTI) engages designers and managers of development initiatives, and investors and implementors of sustainable socio-economic and environmental projects, to think out and help realize new ways of linking opportunities and challenges in the following:

  • managing natural and social ecosystems;
  • pursuing inclusive growth;
  • respectfully and accurately representing the peoples, cultures and history;
  • upgrading the quality of education; and,
  • pursuing holistic concepts of security

to bring about social equality in equilibrium with a healthy natural environment.

We do these, collaboratively, among highly qualified and experienced professionals of different disciplines. In their various involvements in development work, these professionals are brought into BTI endeavors to engage donor entities, private sector investors, government agencies, and peoples and communities of various cultures and histories, to bring about an equitable social order in different ecological niches. This collective work is vested in a vision of society enjoying personal and collective dignity, security of their chosen ways of living, and harmony between change and tradition. It is thus a vision of a balanced, integrated and integrative development.

What We Aim to Achieve

We seek to be instrumental in the attainment of inclusive societies and economies that are climate change resilient, culture sensitive, politically & socially empowered, and efficient and sustainable in harnessing resources toward shared prosperity.

The Board of Directors


    To be an organization of sustainable development professionals that is acknowledged and respected for the impeccable quality, practical applications and innovativeness of its products and services.


    Generating innovative and integrative pedagogies and processes that will catalyze interfaces between and across various disciplines, social groups and local and international arenas in planning, policy-making, implementation, monitoring and assessment of sustainable development interventions.