Are you working toward a regenerative approach to business? Join with us in the Summit as a leader in its story.
Founding Champions: Participants who joined in the initial Summit and return annually, actively participate in plenary and stream fishbowls, and help advance the conversation by inviting other thinking partners to join us. We consider you the closest to the community and the highest level of stewardship for a regenerative way of doing business. Register and learn more about inviting others here.

Storytelling Champions: Regenerative Business Prize nominators and nominees. You create opportunities to learn from the experience of others through the stories you share with us. The Regenerative Business Prize honors the intentions, endeavors, and results of businesses and their ripple effects into industries, social systems, cultural paradigms, and ways of governing. We select “honorees,” not “winners,” so we can tell the stories of those that are clearly on the path towards a regenerative paradigm. This Prize honors the continual journey along this path, and holds each honoree accountable to continued learning and growth.
Underwriting Champions: underwriters of the Summit, including financial. You participate in the Regenerative Business Summit and contribute financially to ensure we co-evolve the work of Regeneration. We partner with you because your regenerative path in business can enrich our conversations and inspire our community members to advance their own work. No one can buy their way into the community; you underwrite the Summit because you are committed to growing your business, regeneratively and to helping others do the same. Your audience is at the Summit— where your business can engage them in a meaningful and direct way. Spaces are limited and subject to conversations. Please review the levels and benefits below, and email Jessica Green with any questions. Or talk to Carol if you have ideas you do not see here.

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Levels & Benefits


Business Prize



Exclusivity Rights

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Tickets to the Awards Dinner (Sept. 25) 3 2 1
Tickets to the Regenerative Business Summit (Sept. 26 & 27) 3 2 1
Regenerative Business Summit Website
Logo and link featured on the Regenerative Business Prize web page check
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Printed Programs
Brand name featured on the front page of Regenerative Business Prize awards program check
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On-Site Branding
Sponsor introduced as presenting sponsor of the Regenerative Business Prize awards dinner check
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Additional Online Promotion
Carol Sanford Institute blog mention, including syndication, which has included The Guardian, Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others. check
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“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.

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