Regenerative business manifesto
Tool for cultivating resilience
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Regeneration Projects inked up a new set of best-practice business guidelines. It's what we use to shape our work and we thought that our like-minded community might find it valuable too. The Regeneration Projects Manifesto (RPM) is designed as a guiding light for game-changers.
The goals of Regeneration Projects’ Manifesto are:
To establish a new standard for best-practice based on triple-bottom-line regenerative principles. This goes beyond our efforts towards sustainability and
focuses on the pursuit of community wellbeing, ecosystem restoration and circular economics.
To integrate triple-bottom-line regenerative principles into the strategies, management and culture of purpose-driven organisations. This should be reflected through key performance indicators and integrated reports which are transparently communicated with stakeholders; such as employees, customers and suppliers.
To promote and better utilise existing global best-practice tools, such the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as initiatives like Benefit Corporation accreditation and 1% for the Planet membership.
To acknowledge the Climate Emergency and the urgent responsibility of businesses to address carbon emissions. In alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement, leaders must accelerate the transition to renewables and aspire to a positive net carbon footprint. i.e. more carbon is sequestered than is produced.
To take responsibility for the business’ role in the degradation and destruction of plant and animal communities. Then to enable localised, landscape-scale rehabilitation work in line with the United Nations’ 2021-2030 Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and Biodiversity.
To design transformational products and experiences for people to feel, breathe and live regenerative practices. These should foster skills that people can use in their day-to-day lives at home, work and community facilities.
To support the transfer of ecological knowledge across generations by working with traditional and Indigenous communities as well as western scientific groups.
To harness the preventative health benefits of spending time outdoors immersed in the diversity of nature and community. These benefits should be actively communicated to customers and supported by sound scientific evidence. This is intended to create significant opportunities for regional areas to strategically develop natural resources like waterways, forests and farmland through regenerative tourism.
To accelerate the business community’s transition towards a circular economic system which eliminates waste and re-uses resources. This involves planning which adapts development to the limitations of Planet Earth’s ecological systems – water, soil, air, energy, waste, carbon and biodiversity.
To support the brokering of solutions-focused partnerships between stakeholders such as governments, industry bodies, investors, academia, not-for-profits and community groups.
We unite under the common goal of ensuring that future generations of people, animals and plants thrive on our home planet.