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…


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…

2016 Sponsors
2016 Partners

2016 Participating Businesses NeillRegenerative Design GroupBrass Castle PartnersPDE Total Energy SolutionsImlak'esh OrganicsOrchard Supply HardwarePeaceworkPEMCO Insurance AgencyGaia U InternationalSecond Use Building MaterialsCaruhRevitaliza ConsultoresComcastRE Farm CafeOn Safari FoodsLush CosmeticsCommunity Sourced CapitalIsland Developments LimitedJohnny's LuncheonettePadma Food and BeverageLocal Practice Architecture + DesignInternational Living Futures InstituteTerra Genesis InternationalOpen MediaRegenesisGridSTAR CenterT-MobileConservation DevelopmentEvrnuCapsci HealthNaturefyTwo WolvesOmega Center for Sustainable LivingYellow SeedManens-TifsSecond Line DesignsIsland Developments LimitedBiggerstaff ConstructionConservation Design ForumGuckenheimerHKSSeventh GenerationSoma Integral ConsultingThe Decurion CorporationRASATDA_BoulderGolden Coast MeadEqogoFrutas y Carnes LimitadaThe Alinker InventionsTaller13CyclEffectEjido VerdeThompson Management Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensRincon-Vitova InsectariesRF BINDERVeterans Experience OfficeInstitute for the Built EnvironmentValeo GroupPeaceworkSan Francisco Kites & ToysKaosPilotsTheo ChocolateHigh End Market PlaceJendoco ConstructionGroveHerban FeastCareOregonMOXY MoneySuperego, LLCThe Integral CenterRegenerative Capital, LLCKindling MediaEpicycledKannaImpact Hub Oakland