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.
“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.”
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.
“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
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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