THE REGENERATIVE BUSINESS SUMMIT
Is the Regenerative Business Summit for you?
“Carol Sanford Institute 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.”
The Regenerative Business Summit draws fiduciary leaders from across the Western Hemisphere in six industry streams: fooding, sheltering, transacting, adorning, recreating and communing.
This is not a conference—there are no keynotes, panel discussions, or experts to lecture us. Only business leaders working together as peers with systemic frameworks, tested and proven over decades to evoke powerful innovation and enlightened disruption to change industries, social systems, cultural paradigms, and governing agreements.
This highly-curated event convenes a community of powerful thinking partners for three days to push the boundaries of what is possible in each attending business. The theme of the 2017 Summit is “IN-VEST: in-vested co-creators * strategic in-vestment * engaged in-vestors.” What does it look like to design your business with a return on investment designed to shift whole systems without separating social and planetary gain from financial gain?
Each participant at the Regenerative Business Summit will work directly on their own business, using Regenerative Principles to grow their specific operations financially and responsibly. Is the Regenerative Business Summit for you? To qualify for an invitation, you must hold a fiduciary decision-making role at a for-profit business. Once you receive an invitation and register for the Summit, you will be welcomed into a community of dynamic, creative thinking partners, who also have the ability to make deep, meaningful shifts in their businesses.
You will sit in and observe “hot seat” fishbowl engagements with the founders of the field of Regenerative Business. You will access frameworks that challenge most of modern ways of doing business (especially so-called “best practices”). What you think is possible will change! Your ability to embed responsible business practice into your work will develop, increasing the vitality of social and planetary systems, alongside growing your business— all with consciousness and good conscience.
“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 Kauffman 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
“Huge gratitude to Carol Sanford for helping Babson open the aperture on its view of what business can and should be. Attending the Regenerative Business Summit will give business leaders a taste of this experience. Don’t miss it!”
Babson Executive Education and Lewis Institute at Babson 2017 Regenerative Business Summit Underwriting Champion
“We are so proud to be a sponsor for The Regenerative Business Summit. Huge gratitude to Carol Sanford for helping Babson open the aperture on its view of what business can and should be. Attending this Summit will give business leaders a taste of this experience, Don’t miss it! ”
Babson Executive Education and Lewis Institute at Babson. Champion
Previous Underwriting Champions
Some of the Participating Businesses
Google Food Lab
Babson Executive Education
Terra Genesis International
Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurs
New Hope Network
Orchard Supply Hardware
Presidio Graduate School
Stern Produce Company
Goodly Brand Foods
Soma Integral Consulting
The Bark House
La Rousse Seattle
Penn State University
Robertson Properties Group
Second Line Designs