Florian Hoffmann

Social innovator and serial entrepreneur

Oxford trained philosopher turned impact entrepreneur, Florian believes in the importance of diverse people coming together and finding new solutions to the big challenges of our time. His ventures and activities all aim to build community while driving a new economy that is innovative, sustainable and equitable. 

Florian has:

  • Built a community of 100s of senior business and government leaders
  • Mentored over 50.000 young social entrepreneurs from around the world
  • Launched 100+ products, services and new solutions that have impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide

We know which challenges we need to solve. Let’s bring our diverse viewpoints and passion together and turn ideas into action fast. This way, I strongly believe, we will be able to find new solutions for the climate emergency, the way we work and how we create more equal societies.

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The DO

The DO, based in Berlin and Hong Kong with offices in Hamburg and New York, empowers people to take action and create positive impact in their companies, their communities and the wider world. It is home to The DO Group and The DO School, as well as a virtual community of top leaders, experts and innovators from around the world.

Dream Local

Dream Local is a digital marketplace that closes the urban-rural divide by connecting city residents who want to spend time in nature with small businesses in rural areas. 

The Sendup

The Sendup is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle platform and ecosystem, a joint initiative by The DO and H&M Beyond.

Count Us In

Count Us In is mobilising 1 billion people over the next critical decade to take practical action on climate change. 


World Economic forum

In 2017 Florian was nominated by the World Economic Forum as one of 100 distinguished Young Global Leaders under 40

World Future Council

Florian is on the Supervisory Board of the World Future Council, the WFC works to pass on a healthy and sustainable planet with just and peaceful societies to our children and grandchildren. 

Million Global Teacher Prize​

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession, Florian is part of the judging academy. 

Disruptor Foundation

The Disruptor Foundation’s mission is to encourage the advancement of disruptive innovation theory and its application in societally-critical domains. Florian is a Disruptor Foundation Fellow.

New book ‘Die Neue Welt’ Murmann Verlag available everywhere from 22nd March 2022

“Our world needs ideas and action, this book has plenty to inspire us”
Dr. Jane Goodall DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.

‘Die Neue Welt’ traces the people and places that are already courageously creating a new world and finding many innovative answers – large and small to the big questions of our time: the climate emergency, work, social inequality and technology. Sharing the actions of hopeful people from all walks of life; Florian showcases how everyone can concretely shape the new world around us and encourages us to get involved – stay tuned for more!

As Featured in

ZEIT Online: Wie Purpose, Kultur & Leadership die Arbeit neu organisieren (mit The DO)
ESCP Business School: Conference for Sustainable Innovation (SDGs)
NOAHConference Empowering the European Digital Ecosystem