What is Regeneration?

Regenerative business and development is about creating the most positive impacts we can for our local community, ecology, culture and economy. Where sustainability aspires to do 'less harm', regeneration is about doing 'more good'.

We've literally searched the world, meeting eco-pioneers and studying best-practice projects. That's given us a solid perspective on what a regenerative future could look like.

But what's needed is a framework to guide leaders, of business, government and not for profit organisations, along that journey. That's where our team and tools comes in!

It's time to go beyond Sustainability and we have the tools to equip you.

Service Cycle

Embark on the whole journey or focus on 'walking' a specific section, we can customise our service to meet your specific needs. 

Radical collaboration and partnerships are the driver of everything we do. That might involve us making a simple introduction for you to a like-minded professional. Or we could end up forming of city-wide regenerative business cluster. Either way, breaking down silos and barriers is at the heart the experience.

Startups, our Regen Roadmap is a must.

Eco-pioneers, skip straight to a Strategy.

Old School leaders, let's start with a 101.

Regeneration is a way of working, not a destination.  We have a cycle to guide you.

Services

01

PARTNERSHIPS

Effective partnerships can transform the way that whole business ecosystems function. By applying 'living systems' practices, we facilitate the establishment of new working relationships and alliances to increase collective impact.

Duration: One-off events to ongoing partnership management 

Format: Online & In-person

Outcome: Round Table discussions, Business and Organisational Alliances

Audience: Purpose-driven leaders, businesses & organisations

02

REGEN 101

Let's walk together through a simple and easy to understand overview of regenerative business. We’ll introduce you and your team to global best-practice tools for increasing business impact. Let’s also unpack what moving beyond Sustainability and towards Regeneration could mean for your business.

Duration: 45 minutes

Format: Online

Outcome: Impact Analysis 

Audience: Purpose-driven leaders, businesses & organisations

03

REGEN ROADMAP

Designed for startups and small businesses, this is a swift and affordable strategic process to shape your impact management, measurement and reporting. Beginning with an Introduction and then working through our five Regen pillars, the coaching experience mixes theory, best-practice benchmarks and homework exercises. This is fast becoming our most popular service and is ideal for

Post-COVID recovery.

Duration: Usually run as (6x) 45min sessions 

Format: Online, weekly 

Outcome: Impact Scorecard & Framework

Audience: Purpose-driven startups & small businesses

04

STRATEGY

Designed for established purpose-driven businesses and organisations, this is a classic strategic process to guide your impact management, measurement and reporting. Key stages include: Situational Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Global Benchmarking, Vision Alignment, Regen Goals and Measurement Framework. To be clear, we're going beyond Sustainability to Regenerative business and development.

 

Duration: 7 weeks (on average)

Format: Online & In-person

Outcome: Strategic Impact Report

Audience: Established purpose-driven businesses & organisations

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CUSTOM PROJECTS

We're here to work with the business world's

 most progressive minds and change-makers. Life at the frontier is dynamic and multifaceted so if you and your team are brewing a game-changing initiative and you'd like an extra pair of hands or different perspective,

just sing out!

Duration: 1 day minimum 

Format: Online or In-person

Outcome: Open your mind to the possibilities

Audience: Purpose-driven businesses & organisations (all shapes & sizes)

06

REPORTING 101

Communicating the impact of your business is vital in an era of increased transparency. Let’s walk through a snapshot of global best-practice integrated reporting and see how your business' reporting can be elevated.

 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Format: Online 

Outcome: Reporting Review

Audience: Established purpose-driven businesses & organisations

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TOOLS

At the heart of the Regeneration movement is the cultivation of a new paradigm and global business narrative. Our relentless commitment to the 'next horizon' means that we invest a lot of time and energy in research and development. This manifests in seasonal publications, online toolkits and good news stories.

 

Duration: Short stories to online learning

Formats: Interactive Digital, Print

Outcome: Reports, Toolkits, Blogs

Audience: Purpose-driven leaders, businesses & organisations 

Custom Project

World Bathing Day 2020

On June 22 2020, Regeneration Projects coordinated the social media for the third annual celebration of World Bathing Day. The Bathe the World Foundation initiative brought together bathing tourism enthusiasts in 20 countries, achieving a reach of over 500,000 people. Aided by online communications, this uplifting display of unity provided much needed hope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Partners:

Global Wellness Institute 

Hot springs tourism operators

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Strategy & Partnerships

Great Victorian Bathing Trail, Australia

In 2019, through the support of Australia's Victorian Tourism Industry Council and Peninsula Hot Springs, Matt Sykes assembled a 2030 vision for a 900km hot springs and bathing tourism route along Victoria's southern coastline. The Great Victorian Bathing Trail strategy is based on global research through Japan, China, Nordic region, UK and USA. 

Regeneration Projects is now facilitating a new cross-sector alliance to enable the GVBT's realisation.

Key Partners:

Global Wellness Institute -

Hot Springs Initiative

Victorian Tourism Industry Council

Peninsula Hot Springs Group

Strategy

Peninsula Hot Springs Group, Australia

Peninsula Hot Springs Group, together with local East Gippsland partners Adrian and Rachel Bromage, is embarking on the design and development of an iconic wellness destination in southeast Australia - Metung Hot Springs. We are now developing a regenerative framework and strategy which will support them in setting a new global benchmark for hot springs community development.

Key Partners:

Global Wellness Institute -

Hot Springs Initiative

East Gippsland Shire Council

Splinter Society Architects

Studio James Mugavin 

Custom Project

Boon Wurrung Foundation, Melbourne

Building on a professional relationship dating back to 2017, Regeneration Projects is working on an innovative cross-cultural education experience in collaboration with with Elder N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM and game designer Troy Innocent. The project seeks to combine traditional First Peoples' knowledge with the latest digital and Augmented Reality technology, providing deep learning experiences for students, corporate leaders and travellers.

Key Partners:

Boon Wurrung Foundation

Troy Innocent

Regen 101

Sunbutter Skincare, Mornington Peninsula

Regeneration Projects ran the team from this progressive and young-spirited skincare brand through a 'Regen 101' during our initial piloting phase. It opened up a new perspective on the impacts of between their products and the waterways, communities and cultures that Sunbutter cares so much about.

 

Also based on the Mornington Peninsula, we continue to collaborate through social media activities and our shared membership with 1% for the Planet

Key Partners:

1% for the Planet

The Thin Green Line Foundation

Partnership

World Ranger Roundtable

On July 23 2020, the inaugural Ranger Roundtable brought together the world's foremost conservation leaders and organisations to address the impacts of COVID-19 on Rangers. Regeneration Projects supported the event planning and mind-mapped the conversation for the key partners.

We have been involved with formalising the core partner alliance and now working towards a second Roundtable in October 2020. This is a critical collaboration for the upcoming 2021-2030 Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and foundational for post-COVID-19 ecotourism and economic diversification in protected areas, as well as enabling continued Ranger employment and essential operations.

Key Partners:

International Ranger Federation

The Thin Green Line Foundation

Universal Ranger Support Alliance

Strategy

The Thin Green Line Foundation, Melbourne

The Thin Green Line Foundation works with Rangers at the frontline of conservation, 'protecting nature's protectors'. Regeneration Projects has facilitated a strategic review and development process for the organisation, interwoven with regenerative development principles.

 

We also support TGLF's activities in Africa, South America and the Asia-Pacific region through our annual 1% for the Planet business membership.

Key Partners:

International Ranger Federation

1% for the Planet

Custom Projects

wukalina Walk, Tasmania

Building on a professional relationship dating back to 2013, Regeneration Projects continues to work with the team behind Australia's first multi-day Aboriginal luxury guided walk.

 

In January, this involved the review and development of operational manuals, in collaboration with young Palawa Aboriginal guides. We are now exploring ways to support the rekindling of traditional knowledge through social media and technology.

Key Partners:

Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service

Strategy

Swimmable Birrarung / Yarra River, Melbourne

One of the major opportunities identified in the Great Victorian Bathing Trail strategy was for the City of Melbourne to make its iconic Yarra River safe to swim in by 2030. This is in line with benchmarks in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Paris, Berlin and New York City. The river is known as Birrarung by local Aboriginal people, which means 'river of mists'.

Regeneration Projects continues to work with a range of stakeholders to achieve this important civic legacy.

Key Partners:

Great Victorian Bathing Trail Alliance

Yarra Pools

Regen Roadmap

Great Wrap,

Melbourne

Regeneration Projects piloted our first 'Regen Roadmap' with the team behind this incredible biodegradable (& compostable) cling wrap business. By embracing online communications through COVID-19 lockdown, we were able to equip the inspiring Gen Y entrepreneurs driving Great Wrap with simple tools to identify, measure and communicate their integrated impacts.

Key Partners:

Home cooks & gardeners, Chefs

Partnerships

Regeneration Roundtables

In response to COVID-19 we’ve developed an online forum model to accelerate the uptake of regenerative business practices. We're currently working with change makers in southeastern Australia, and the USA, on a series of events for late 2020. These will facilitate innovative partnerships to accelerate COVID-19 recovery in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Key Partners:

Virtual Campfires

Melbourne Regeneration Roundtable

Young Victorian Tourism Leader Discussion Group

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Strategy

MovEat,                    

Sweden

MovEat is an innovative food experience operator based in the Nordic region. They run tours around Sweden, from small villages to big cities like Stockholm. Regeneration Projects has initiated a strategic process with a 'Regen 101' session. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, further work is currently on hold. The resulting strategy will include a strong focus on MovEat's alignment with the 

UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Partners:

Visit Sweden

Chefs & Restaurants in over 50 Swedish villages and cities 

Regen 101

Tasmanian Walking Company, Australia

Regeneration Projects kicked off a larger strategic process with Australia's leading ecotourism operator through a 'Regen 101' session. This enabled a fresh perspective on both the Tasmanian Walking Company and Australian Walking Company's impacts on community, nature, culture and the economy.

Further work has been temporarily delayed due to COVID-19 but plans are to explore a full Regen Strategy.

Key Partners:

Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service

Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Custom Project

Regenerative Food Tourism Handbook, Global

Regeneration Projects has begun scoping a regenerative tourism handbook for regenerative farmers and small-scale producers. The project involves close partnerships with food entrepreneurs in the Nordic region and aspires to new standards of best-practice. By accelerating trends, the project specifically seeks to raise awareness about the opportunities to address SDG 13 Climate Action (including carbon sequestration) through regenerative agriculture. Through radical collaboration the project aspires to facilitate innovative knowledge-sharing between over 50 countries around the world.

Key Partners:

MovEat, Sweden

Food Studio, Norway

Regen Roadmap

The Other Straw,

Mornington Peninsula

After dipping their toes in the water of regenerative business through our '101' introduction session, the dynamic duo behind The Other Straw were quick to take the next step through our 'Roadmap'. Like many Millennials, they were eager to push beyond sustainability and take their work to a whole new level of impact. The Other Straw are also 1% for the Planet business members.

Key Partners:

Bamboo farmers in rural Vietnam

1% for the Planet

Portfolio

We acknowledge our Earth and the daily services that her ecosystems provide us.

We acknowledge the First Nations people of the lands, waters and seas where we work as well as their living connection to Country through Elders past, present & emerging.

 

We acknowledge the many paths of migration that enrich our community through culture, trade and stories.

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