Fundamentally, a regenerative organization is an organization that gives more than it takes – to the individual employee, to the community, to the ecosystem it forms part of, to society and the world. A regenerative organization is an organization that creates conditions for life to thrive and develop. .

The starting point for the regenerative paradigm is to abolish the separation between man and nature. The approach here is that humans are nature, and it is important to see the organization as part of a much larger ecosystem and focus on supporting life and well-being in everything we do.

Regenerative organizations:

  • Recognize that human societies are deeply embedded in the biosphere and that they depend on the health of the biosphere for their own health
  • Have a value proposition of planetary health and societal wellbeing to nature and society at large
  • Give more than they take and strive for net positive impact

1, Collaborate more, compete less

2. Invest in the well-being of others to thrive yourself

3. Leave places in a better state than when you came

These principles are good benchmarks in the development of a more regenerative organization. But fundamentally it is about creating organizations that manage to create life and liberate employees as whole people.

In other words, the vision is to create a society that protects the possibility that people, and all life will flourish on earth forever by being environmentally restorative, socially just, and economically inclusive. Given where we are today, with how we live and run businesses, this vision can only be realized through a rapid and radical shift in how we think about society, business, and the economy. This also means that we need to find entirely new ways of doing business on a scale and in co-creative partnerships with nature and a focus on health and wellbeing.