REGENERATIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES
Enabling the restoration, regeneration and preservation of our planet's resources
The global economic systems of our time have led to a radical overexploitation of our planet's natural resources on the basis of a rampant and self-perpetuating capitalism. The long overdue and yet grateful efforts of the sustainability movement, which is now gaining momentum, unfortunately have an intrinsic limitation: they are mostly concerned only with the objective of "improving"
processes and products with the goal of making processes and products "more efficient" (i.e., less bad), using fewer resources for each product produced, but at the same time growing as a company and selling more and more products and services. In the best case, companies aim to offset and equalize the negative effects of their value creation ("netzero")
REGWI AS A PLATFORM
However, future possibilities for humans to strive on our planet will largely depend on whether we manage to regenerate our natural resources decisively beyond zero and to create a reconstruction of resilient natural and social systems. At the same time, it is necessary to preserve nature wherever biodiversity is actually still intact. REGWI is pursuing precisely these objectives. The institute co-develops regenerative practices in close partnership with leading companies and actors of the global "Social and Environmental Impact" movement, which provide companies with a new orientation in
favour of a real focus on biodiversity, orientation in favour of a real focus on the preservation of our planet's resources and climate. At the same time, REGWI provides a platform for application-oriented research to develop, apply and validate science-based methods and approaches to regenerative business. Through close cooperation with the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, findings are transferred into university courses, discussed with students and future leaders, and a place is created for a lively exchange between learners, practitioners and researchers.