Fusion: Virtual & Local Summit
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How it Works
The 2019 Regenerative Business Summit is a fusion of local events in multiple cities coupled with virtual engagement around the world. This is not a standard “summit” – there will be no presentations, no panels, and no keynotes. Live “fishbowls” with CEOs and Founders of leading businesses (e.g. Sheryl O’Loughlin, Jeffrey Hollender) will be combined with interactive workshop sessions, where local participants work together on their real business pursuits.
Why it’s Different
The theme of this year’s summit is “Essence Expression Through Business.” You will engage with what the Essence of YOUR business is, and how to use it for:
◊ Strategic Positioning to make you non-displaceable in your markets
◊ Industry Leadership to realize social and planetary imperatives
◊ Work Design and systems to develop core human capacities
Champions are the hosts of the local events in each city, inviting appropriate businesses from their network.
Do You Know Your Business’s Essence?
Essence is core to non-displaceability. If you aren’t working from essence, you are on edge of being displaced. Essence is the distinctive and singular nature of the company. It acts as a unifying concept and decision-making beacon for everything the company does. Essence cannot be copied, and offers an unyielding source of profitable innovation.
Without your businesses essence in hand, you drift from tactic to tactic or respond reactively to changes in the market. With essence in hand you own the market, and have a clear strategic direction for growth and impact.
Why Regenerative Business?
Regeneration is a paradigm drawn from living systems.
7 First Principles of Regeneration radically differentiate the paradigm from sustainability, circularity, and extractive mechanistic mindsets.
Businesses have an incredible opportunity to produce impact.
Businesses play a unique role in society: They are simultaneously employers, investors, and developers and can guide social systems and governance towards regeneration.
Business & Thought Leaders
Local Summit Events
“The Summit deeply convinced me that I will be best served by deepening my use of regenerative principles. Conceptually, the Summit got me thinking about my business in the context of value adding ecosystems & levels of systems change. I left the Summit with an epiphany of seeing our new company, Ejido Verde, within an ecosystem of our strategic partners and founding investors. I spoke with the owners and my founding investors about including the leadership from all companies in the business group to accelerate collaboration and adoption of regenerative principles among all the companies in the business group. ”
CEO, Ejido Verde, Mexico
“Carol’s work on Regenerative Business continues be an amazing source of inspiration for Google’s Food program. Her educational approach is one of the foundational philosophies and practices for Google Food. We have delighted to be a Champion for the Summit”
“Carol Sanford has fundamentally challenged and transformed the way we think about entrepreneurship, innovation, and developing our leaders. Since she began teaching at Kaospilot in Denmark, the impact of Carol’s regenerative frameworks and concepts has reached beyond the classroom. The Regenerative Business Summit supports staff, leadership who are making a difference in students lives.”
Principal, Kaospilot, Denmark, Business & Design in leadership and entrepreneurship
“I experienced a major shift in self, looking at the world and how we do business from a different perspective. I find myself using the language of and keeping in mind the first 7 principles of Regeneration when doing business and thinking for myself.”
CEO SuperEgo Clothiers, Santa Monica, CA
“Working with Carol changed the course of my life and that of Seventh Generation; responsible growth of 40-65% annually.”
Co-Founder of Seventh Generation
“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.”
Maverick in Residence Kauffman Foundation
Who is this for?
This is an invitation-only, experiential event for business leaders to engage their company and industry in social and planetary change.
How do I get Invited?
To be eligible for an invitation, you must be a business leader at a for-profit company, working for significant systems change, and willing to fully engage with peers in a strategic developmental process. This event is not appropriate for management consultants or organizational development professionals – contact us to learn more.
Essence – the Core of Non-displaceability with Carol Sanford
Business ‘Fishbowl’ with Sheryl O’Laughling, CEO @ REBBL; Live-action breakout groups focus
on immediate applications for your business.
Regenerative Networking Lunch
Putting Essence to work: How to Make Decisions, Innovate, and Own your Market; “Guided Disruption” breakout groups.
Business ‘Fishbowl’ with Jeffrey Hollender of the American Sustainable Business Council; Live-action breakout groups and all-participants global reflections.
Locally-sourced Business Community Dinner – build the local ecosystem.
Regenerative Business Alliance
Do you want to change the course of history? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Regenerative Business Alliance empowers leading global companies to expand, extend, and evolve their effect on the world through the regenerative business paradigm. We offer executive education, strategic thought leadership, and developmental events that transform companies and industries.
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