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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Carol Sanford Institute’s approach (the regenerative business education) continues to be an amazing source of inspiration and one of the foundational philosophies of Google Food.”
Michiel Bakker, Director, Google Food.
“The regenerative business approach and insights ...take us behind the scenes at companies that have transformed how they think about themselves and the world – and in the process generate not only sustainable prosperity, but levels of meaning and commitment that most firms only dream of....”
Rebecca Henderson, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School.
“Carol Sanford Institute has been developing corporate consciousness…the idea is inherently tough-minded: break ingrained habits of thought, kick over stale ideas, and avoid the easy path of simply repeating past successes...”
Jeffrey Hollender, Founder, CEO of Seventh Generation (in Harvard Business Review • March 2010).
“...The Carol Sanford Institute’s ability to build capability regarding ideas about strategic thinking, levels of differentiation and “learning while doing” were very unique...[It helped me rethink our relationship to competition and what we needed to do in order to make ourselves more “non-displaceable” in our markets. The regenerative business approach is much more holistic than anything I have worked with.”
Brad Redderson, Senior Vice President Visual Systems, Silicon Graphics (SGI) .
“Carol Sanford Institute, a most insightful and effective organization, ... helped us made a positive difference to our business way of work. Their work with DuPont of Canada... regenerative ways of working in a business has yielded substantial business advantages.”
Bill White, Senior President, DuPont of Canada .
“...Individuals and organizations exceed all expectations for performance as a result of Carol Sanford Institute’s work. ...I have seen the confidence that comes from these successes that infuse people’s lives and change them positively and permanently...[They] can explain why and how change and growth work rather than simply initiating a program; they transfer the capability to continue the improvements long after they are gone.”
Will Lynn, Clorox Corporation, Group Vice President .
“I am consistently impressed by the foresight of Carol Sanford Institute. Concepts and approaches are introduced by them, which are then later brought forward in leading books and articles. At a recent conference on innovative thinking....ideas were presented which I experienced a number of years earlier during interaction with Carol Sanford Institute.”
John Hanby, VP of Research and Development, Potlatch.
“Carol Sanford Institute created a climate of trust with a multi-racial workforce and management during a historic period, (before and after the first free elections in the republic of south Africa )... I am persuaded that Carol Sanford Institute’s approach creates a long lasting business advantage, whilst developing people and the business.”
Stelios Tsezos, GM for Oral Care Europe , Colgate-Palmolive.
“Carol Sanford Institute offers one of the wisest and most compassionate teachings and approaches to thinking on the planet! ... They have the gift of teaching complex and profound concepts and higher order thinking that has contributed to the quality of my thinking…thus the quality of my life and business.”
Debra Neill, Ceo, Neill Corporation, Largest distributor Of Aveda Products, Business Educator To Aveda Salons.
“Carol Sanford Institute’s regenerative way of working with Seventh Generation opened a door to the whole new level of engaging with and practicing corporate responsibility, in everything we do— from how we organize the company, to strategic thinking, working with stakeholders, product development and marketing. We have dramatically improved our strategic, leadership, and organizational capabilities...”
Jeffrey Hollender, CEO, Founder Of Seventh Generation.
“This way of thinking about running a business, (the regenerative business), is a critical source of new understanding for a re-imagined future. Rarely a day goes by that I do not call on this way of thinking and looking at the world...”
Chad Holliday, Chairman And Ceo, E. I. Dupont Corporation.
“Carol is one of those very rare individuals whom you meet that has the ability and wisdom to radically alter the way you think about yourself and the world. ... Carol has the unique gift of getting through to people and helping them realize the potential of not just themselves, but of our world. ... They deliver transformation at scale.
Jason Twill, Head of Development, Lend Lease.