Leyla Acaroglu

CEO & Founder ∙ The UnSchool, Swivel Skills & Disrupt Design

Leyla Acaroglu
Leyla Acaroglu — Semi Permanent Aotearoa 2023

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is an internationally-respected expert in sustainability and the circular economy, an educational entrepreneur and award-winning creative change-maker.

As a designer and sociologist, she weaves systems thinking, sustainability sciences, and creative approaches to develop global interventions in education, communication, business, and design.
For her work in advancing science and innovation in sustainability, she was named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations, a Change-Maker by LinkedIn, and is a main stage TED speaker who leads presentations with leaders around the world on activating positive change for a sustainable, circular and regenerative future.
As an educational entrepreneur, she founded The UnSchool, an experimental knowledge lab for adults, Swivel Skills, a corporate sustainability training platform and developed the Disruptive Design Method. Leyla also created the Circular Classroom for Finland and the Anatomy of Action in collaboration with the UNEP.