THE 2017 REGENERATIVE BUSINESS PRIZE JURY


The Regenerative Business Prize jury is composed of innovative leaders advancing the world of business. They are all breaking ground in disruptive ways and include entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators from finance to media to design. They are eager to deepen understanding and spark pursuit of the First Principles of Regeneration through this prize.  

Lauren Yarmuth
Chair of Jury
Portfolio Director, Design for Change Studio at IDEO

Lauren is a portfolio director in IDEO’s Design for Change studio in New York. Her work supports purposeful and systems-based engagement in business, resource management, the built environment, and communities. Trained as an architect, Show more…

Manoj Fenelon
Faculty, Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts’ Design for Social Innovation Program, former Director of Innovation, Pepsico

Manoj Fenelon is an intrapreneur and an “internal activist”, exploring opportunities to create new value at the intersection of business and societal interests. He is a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute, working to build cross-sector, multi-stakeholder Show more…

Dr. Sarah Slaughter
CEO, Built Environment Coalition, Co-Founder of MIT Sustainability Initiative, founder of MOCA Systems

Dr. Sarah Slaughter is president and founder of the Built Environment Coalition, a research and education nonprofit (501c3) organization. She is also currently a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Urban Show more…

Kala Fleming Ph.D
IBM, USA Strategic Innovation Leader; Water & Civil Engineer in IBM Kenya

Dr. Kala Fleming is a Corporate Strategy Innovation Program Leader at IBM where she manages an investment portfolio that includes a range of IoT, fintech and analytics projects. Her combined academic and corporate portfolio boasts more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, Show more…

Tom Newmark
Co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to build New Chapter into a premier brand in the natural retail channel. Proctor & Gamble purchased New Chapter about five years ago, and since that time Tom has focused on environmental activism Show more…

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Pamela Mang
Founder of Regenesis Group, author of Regenerative Design and Development

Pamela Mang is a founding principal of Regenesis Group, and a founding faculty member of the Regenesis Institute. Regenesis is an ecological consultancy that pioneered regenerative development, educating businesses and communities in Show more…

Ricardo Peon Gonzales
Mexico Conservancy Fund, Past President; Venture Investor

Ricardo Peón is the founder of Capital Común, a company dedicated to advance finance for positive social and environmental impact. Mr Peón held several top management posts in global financial institutions including .Show more…

Pam Hinds
Professor at Stanford University, Department of Engineering and Managing Science

Dr. Pamela J. Hinds is professor and co-director of Stanford University’s Center on Work, Technology, and Organization in the Department of Management Science and Engineering. Show more…

Jeffrey Hollender
Sponsor of prize
Founder of Seventh Generation, B Lab, and Sustain Natural

Jeffrey Hollender is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation. He is currently CEO and founder of Sustain Natural, which developed and markets sustainable sexual wellness products including the first US brand of fair trade-certified condoms. His Show more…

Richard Piacentini
Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory, 2016 Prize Honoree, Not-For-Profit Recreating Stream

Since 1994, Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps, focusing on the intersection of the built and natural environments and human and ecological health. He constructed some of the greenest buildings in the world including Show more…

Carol Sanford uniquely understands how to develop more conscious, creative, innovative, and intentional human beings. Her work contributed to exponentially increasing the value of my company and perhaps most important, helped us discover that work can be deeply fulfilling in ways that feed your soul.

Jeffrey Hollender, Founder & CEO SustainNatural.com, Founder, Founding CEO Seventh Generation

Carol advocates for a vision of firms as cradles of human development, supporting their employees through journeys of discovery that focus on the lived experience of the customer. Her work points the way to building authentically purpose driven firms that will drive the kind of disruption that my own research suggests is likely to be catalysts in reimagining capitalism and to a way of being in the world that is simultaneously deeply pragmatic and an expression of transformative hope.

Rebecca M. Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School

Carol has already influenced my own thinking and that of Kaufman leaders and we are partnering with her for more evolution in entrepreneurship and education to great ends. It’s just what the world needs to transform our fractured and fragmented workplace culture into a healthy, regenerative whole system. You will see why I so strongly recommend this work.

Mark Beam, Maverick in Residence Kauffman Foundation

Leading successful business transformation in a complex and challenging environment requires clarity, alignment, will and a sense of purpose at all levels across the organization. The principles and ideas presented for The Regenerative Business deliver these effects systemically an in a way that brings deeper satisfaction and meaning to work. Using the frameworks to build a developmental view is producing significant cultural shifts that are moving our business forward. Associates are energized to grow their impact, and customers are feeling the difference.

Lara Lee, President, Orchard Supply Hardware

Carol Sanford has fundamentally challenged and transformed the way we think about entrepreneurship, innovation, and developing our leaders. Since she began teaching at the school, the impact of Carol’s regenerative frameworks and concepts has reached beyond the classroom. She has supported the students, faculty, and leadership to explore how the curriculum, learning community, and organization can form a seamless whole in pursuit of driving transformative change. The Regenerative Business is essential for any leader looking to design and lead a thriving 21st century organization.

Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, Principal, Kaospilot, Denmark, Business & Design in leadership and entrepreneurship

Prepare to abandon all current thinking about what makes organizations great. Original, powerful, and persuasive, The Regenerative Business exposes the limited worldviews and minimal expectations that drive most organizations. In their place, it offers practical and insightful frameworks for creating “regenerative” processes, illustrated with successful and profitable real-world applications of these ideas. Promoting ways of seeing and being in the world that couldn't be more timely or essential, The Regenerative Business details models that engage the whole person in the larger systems in which they operate.

Jessica Lipnack and David McConville, Co-chairs, Board of Directors, Buckminster Fuller Institute

2017 Underwriting Champions 

   

Some of the Participating Businesses

 

International Living Futures Institute
The Bark House
IDEO
Babson Executive Education
Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurs
The Decurion Corporation
Soma Integral
Conservation Development
7 Group
Terra Genesis International
Google Food Lab
Goodly Brand Foods

Evrnu, SPC
Revitaliza Consultores
La Rousse Seattle Boutique Salon
Biggerstaff Construction
Ejido VerdeRincon
Vitova Insectaries
Second Line Designs
Penn State University
RASA
Food Ethnographer
Two Wolves, SP
Naturfy