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The Regenerative Business Prize

Our previous regenerative business prize was sponsored by Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, founder and CEO of Sustain Natural.

This prize honors businesses in pursuit of a regenerative business paradigm as articulated in the seven “First Principles” of Regeneration. Honorees will be businesses with a deep and extended scope of aspiration to pursue and achieve shifts in one or more industries, show transformation in a social system, work to unravel and evolve cultural paradigms, and leverage governing agreements to give them new life and meaning.

Carol Sanford

“Recipients of the Regenerative Business Prize will be businesses with a deep and extended scope of aspiration to pursue and achieve shifts in one or more industries, show transformation in a social system, work to unravel and evolve cultural paradigms, and leverage governing agreements to give them new life and meaning.”

CAROL SANFORD

Speaker, Author, and Executive Educator

Prize Honorees Will Receive:

• A featured spotlight in our Annual Regeneration Summit Report;
• A permanent video feature linked on the Carol Sanford Vimeo Channel and highlighted on our website and accessible directly;
Featured in a blog on the Carol Sanford Institute website that goes to all our subscribers and is also syndicated on Sustainable Brands’ list of 450k subscribers; 

A podcast interview we promote and post on our Vimeo channel and link to our website;
Inscribed award for display;
Recognition of award from our prominent judges on their channels.

Prize Process

1. Nominations Pre-proposals

Companies are nominated using the required pre-proposal form. Pre-proposal papers are reviewed and returned with written comments to help on the next round. Reviews will fall into three categories: strongly encouraged to submit, encouraged to submit, or not accepted this year.

2. Application Process Webinar

Nominators who are invited to proceed are invited to attend a webinar on the full application process. Advice will be given on how to utilize the rubric to effectively reflect on and describe ways in which your business is making visible efforts towards regenerative work. The webinar will be recorded and posted for later viewing or review. 

3. Nomination Period

Advancing nominees complete the full nomination form, describing how the nominee uses principles of regeneration. Self-nomination is highly encouraged. An interview with the business’ founder is highly recommended to inform the nomination content. Click here for a rubric to help guide this interview and further outline the prize criteria. You can see sample nomination forms submitted by the 2016 Global Honoree and the 2017 Global Honoree of the Regenerative Business Prize.

4. Semi-finalists and Jury Panel Announced

Semi-finalists for the Regenerative Business Prize will be announced across each of the six core value streams of fooding, sheltering, transacting, adorning, recreating, and communing. Members of the Regenerative Business Prize Jury will also be announced.

5. Honorees & Global Honoree Announced

The 2020 Regenerative Business Prize honorees & Global honorees are announced online and in a press release.

For additional details, please see the Guidelines for Making Nominations.

Previous Prize Honorees

2017 Regenerative Business Prize for Fooding:
Natural Habitats, Boulder, CO
New Chapter, Brattleboro, VT

2017 Regenerative Business Prize for Sheltering:
Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX
Permaculture Artisans, Sebastapol, CA

2017 Regenerative Business Prize for Transacting:
HowGood, Brooklyn, NY
New Hope Network, Boulder, CO

2017 Regenerative Business Prize for Adorning:
The Bark House, Spruce Pine, NC

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