“Beyond the Petri Dish” – An Interview with George Tsakraklides

George Tsakraklides has a diverse background in the sciences, having trained in molecular biology, chemistry, food science, and Earth sciences. He has also worked in data analytics and marketing sciences for some of the world’s largest corporations, giving him a front-row seat to some of the most profit-driven and exploitative aspects of human society. After … Read more

Oren Lyons: “Nature’s the Boss.”

It’s time to stand for the seven generations. We can all see the Earth is heating up, that polar ice and glaciers are melting, and that ever more fires, floods and droughts are screaming at us that our climate is unraveling. Our societies are also showing signs of unraveling. But the legendary, world-renowned Native American … Read more

“What Next for Sustainability?” – An interview with Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends, sustainable business, and how to build companies that profit by contributing to a thriving world. He is currently ranked #3 on the Thinkers50 list of the most influential management thinkers in the world. Andrew’s best-selling books on strategy and sustainability — including Green to Gold, The Big Pivot, and Net Positive — have … Read more

To Overcome Resistance To Change, You Need A Strategy, Not A Slogan

BY GREG SATELL When we’re passionate about an idea, we want others to see it the same way we do, with all its beautiful complexity and nuance. We want to believe that if others can just understand it, they will embrace it. That’s why most change management practices focus on persuasion, explaining the need for change and … Read more

“Degrowth: The Quest for a Social Tipping Point” – An Interview with Erin Remblance

Erin Remblance is a Sydney-based writer and co-creator of (re)Biz. Can you tell us how you began the journey to become an advocate for degrowth and regeneration?  I was already quite active in the climate space when I read Jason Hickel’s Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World just over two years ago. For … Read more

“Community Living Labs: A Place-Based Approach to Regeneration” – An Interview with Salvatore Di Dio

Salvatore Di Dio is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of Palermo. He was also the co-founder and former managing director of PUSH, a Lab for social innovation and sustainability, founded in Palermo in 2013. Its research activities intersect design, social sciences and digital technologies with the aim of developing solutions to enhance … Read more

The Regeneration of Birra Messina: From “shout down” to agreement with Heineken

The story of the Birrificio Messina cooperative is a positive example of “regeneration,” where workers rescue struggling companies through the cooperative formula. The local community has played a pivotal role in this success, supported by the Messina Community Foundation. This experience represents a ray of hope in the industry, challenging large multinational corporations. The new … Read more

The Destruction of the Common Good: Laying the Foundation of a Zero-Trust Society

Adapted from the book REGENERATION: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World IDEA BITE PRESS (May, 2023) The USA, and increasingly the rest of the world, is becoming more and more fragmented – with COVID being blamed[1], in part, for the death of the Common Good.   If we cannot agree – as nations, as institutions, and as … Read more

Kevin Anderson’s Plea

 “Net Zero is Latin for Kick the Can down the road.” Climate scientist Kevin Anderson warns us about the delay tactics and obfuscation preventing us from addressing the planetary collapse ahead. He cautions against believing the political rhetoric about progress in the fight against climate change and calls on us to push for bold policy … Read more

Guidelines for Organizational Regeneration

Do you ask – what kind of organization have we become? And – what are we going to be in the future? Better even: what does the future require from us? Thinking this way is the first step to moving beyond business as usual. In our book Regeneration: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World, … Read more

Guidelines for Community Regeneration

In our book Regeneration: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World, we describe the various methods available for a community and community leaders to come together to help create value for the community – centered around the Common Good. To help practitioners put it all together, we created the Regeneration Exploration Guidelines for Communities … Read more

The Problem of Carbon Colonialism

Carbon colonialism is the unequal distribution of the burdens and benefits associated with addressing climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy. A parallel to historical colonialism, where power imbalances and exploitation were prevalent, carbon colonialism suggests that developed countries, primarily responsible for historical greenhouse gas emissions, continue to exercise economic and political dominance … Read more

The 5 Worlds of Regeneration

Regeneration operates at five levels of impact – the 5 nested worlds or lifespaces we live in: Total regeneration integrates all 5 worlds: It is the world of work and business that has dominated our economic and social lives – with the absurd measure of shareholder value-creation used as a yardstick for societal wellbeing.   Most of all, we must learn to view regeneration … Read more

Sustainability, Resilience, Regeneration – What’s the Difference?

Post COVID, there is a clear shift in how businesses and governments are looking at Sustainability. There’s an argument to made for Resilience. And that makes sense until we ask – wait, who is going to be more resilient? And where does that leave Regeneration? Let’s break it down: The Problem of Sustainability Sustainability is … Read more

22 Tests for Regeneration

This is a list from our book titled “Regeneration: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World.” As we continue our exploration at the institute, and on this site, we will add to these tests. Using our definition of regeneration, we compiled this list. We called it The 22 Tests for Regeneration. What have we left … Read more

What is Regeneration?

Our book, “Regeneration: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World,” is an exploration. We don’t have the answers, but we started with these questions – The etymology of the word regeneration is traced to the mid-14 century, regeneracioun, “act of regenerating or producing anew,” originally spiritual, also of the Resurrection, from Old French regeneracion (Modern French regénération) and directly from … Read more

Our Purpose

The Regeneration Journal is the official journal of the Regenerative Marketing Institute. The articles and interviews on this site begin where we left off with our book – “Regeneration: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World.” We’ll explore the themes in the book in more detail, and then venture beyond – to add details … Read more