WHAT IS REGENERATION
Regeneration is a process of renewal, restoration and growth in every living creature in nature. Regeneration acknowledges that humans are nature and has a positive role to play.
Humans must evolve a conscious and awareness that the health of an ecosystem is dependent on humans and vice-versa, making it co-evolutionary.
In order to create sustained ecological health, humans must evolve a conscious and Integral interrelationship where humans and nature are in a mutually beneficial being and becoming relationship – one that is always aware of evolutionary potential.
Why the need for Regenerative Business?
Regeneration is a paradigm drawn from living systems.
The 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.
RE-GEN ASIA'20 THE REGEN WAY
Envision a different Future
Create a vision for community, society, culture and civilisation. Engage people in realising that vision
Lead the Change
Engage others to get involved in making our common home healthy
Inspire Re-Generative Thinking
Regain our experience of connectedness with the whole web of life. Re-connecting is the essence.
Responsibility to regenerate
Investing in suppliers and sources includes responsibility to ensure the relationship contributes to the future we want. This requires a conscious shift towards positive action.1
We intend to initiate conversations and take a much closer look at addressing new issues using age-old practices. Ancestral practices encompassing: state for fire survival mode, health, waters, caddisflies, evolutionary nutrition, food security and subsistence.4
Reality check on business models
The circular economy aims to limit environmental impact and resource waste, as well as increasing efficiency at all stages. What is the definition of circular economy? What are its benefits and the solutions and ways to achieve it?2
Answerability, worthiness, and expectation of great Stewardship are vital.
In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of "being called to account for one's actions”.
Cycles and webs, not chains
Nature and physics function in a cyclical manner. The existing supply chain mentality suggests we are all just links in a chain. When businesses integrate sourcing products and services, then relationships, contracts and incentives are more likely to align with real needs.3
Achieving carbon neutrality
We need to reduce our carbon footprint by removing carbon from the atmosphere on a considerable scale. How to minimise energy use and switch to cleaner fuels? How can we better generate renewable energy? How can we make clean fuels more affordable?6
Sustainability is not delivering
the progress needed to address stakeholders’ concerns.
SOURCE : BILL REEDS
Regeneration acknowledges human as part of nature and has a role to play in nature. Humans must cultivate awareness, understand that human health is dependent on nature, vice versa and become a mutually beneficial being with nature.
Process of acknowledging humans are integral part of nature and that we are one with nature.
Restoration is the ability to restore health, strength or well-being. Nature has capabilities to restore itself but without human intervention, the process may take longer. Humans have a role in re-establishing sub-system of an ecosystem.
Tackling global challenges such as energy, water, food, forestry, oceans and climates change, education in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Protect and Preserve; Earth is our home, so we need to respect, nourish and cherish it by taking the green initiative for conservation.
The need to shift in Consciousness towards a higher level, which develops and support a stronger commitment to social and environmental purpose and public good and how it impacts the company.
How we design and manage cities (compact, integrated versus sprawling, segregated) This determines both heating and cooling needs as well as transportation.
How we power ourselves (fossil fuels versus renewables) This currently makes up the biggest share of our overall Footprint.
How we produce, distribute, and consume food (local, vegetable-based diets versus industrial animal-based diets) Currently food production uses over half of our planet's biocapacity
How we help nature thrive (conservation, reforestation, regenerative farming) Protecting nature that we vitally depend upon.
How many of us there are (empowering women and girls, family planning) The more we are, the less planet per person. Empowering women leads to smaller, healthier, and better educated families.