How we can help
We help organisations develop their resilience and future advantage by upgrading their circular economy thinking to include regeneration and addressing the organisational conditions that drive linear economy lock-in.
Our innovation approach at a glance:
Creating a shared understanding of circularity and exposing the current linear system and the resulting linear lock-in.
Going beyond the circular 1.0 of material flows and exploring the wider notion of innovation through living system principles and regenerative economics.
We make it tangible by co-creating key value indicators for each team and linking these to the organisation’s sustainability strategy and business logic.
Building your team’s innovation capacity:
We aren’t traditionally taught to think regeneratively in business. Our design sprints inspire people to rethink and help them practice innovating with a regenerative mindset.
We help teams literally 'play to think', exploring and prototyping new system models and ventures and developing their narrative in terms of how they create and exchange value.
We do this by enabling teams to get creative about re-configuring industry roles, societal roles, business models, how to scale, partnerships, production, data and material flows to create circular economies inspired by living system principles.
Most organisations don’t have a vision for their regenerative future or may only have pockets of activity. We bring an outside perspective to help you nurture your vision.
We help address the root causes of linear lock-in and will run design sprints that explore organisational conditions such as shifting from key performance indicators to key value indicators and building internal advocacy networks across functions.
You might work with us if you are ...
A sustainability team trying to build a regenerative strategy/vision across silos.
An innovation or strategy team that wants an outside perspective on growth and business model innovation.
A finance team wanting to understand the KPIs that can unlock sustainable growth.
A CEO looking for a societal vision to build the future business around.
A leadership team looking to refresh the culture of innovation.
An operations team looking to build a regenerative innovation capability across functions.
A procurement team looking for a regenerative supply chain vision.
A venture team looking for a new product or services platform.
Seeing new ways to create more shared value in the world, with tangible innovation concepts and a bigger system vision to rally around.
Developing the leaders and leadership behaviours of tomorrow.
Understanding more about how your organisation might need to change to more fully participate in a circular and regenerative economy.
"Really well facilitated and fun" Participant feedback
Our sprints typically involve groups of 5–20 colleagues working together for 1–4 days.
Our regenerative growth sprints can be supported by additional implementation strategy sprints as required.
We can come to you or you are welcome to join us in London.
We work with a network of regenerative innovation experts, sector specialists and designers to ensure we have additional capacity to support our work as needed.
Helping a Gulf state devise a regeneration strategy.
We used a collaborative workshop to explore the unique essence of the place, asking what natural or technical assets we could begin to build a circular and regenerative economy from. We then built out a strategy to attract investment and regenerate the marine ecosystem of reefs, mangrove and sea grass by developing sympathetic eco tourism, the use of renewable materials in an eco park and ecosystem services such as increasing fish stocks, carbon capture and more resilience to erosion posed by rising sea levels. The model which amplifies in a fly wheel type effect and creates more and more spin off benefits is being adopted in the regional climate resilience strategy.
Re-imaginging a consumer sector
Helping a global household goods company turn competition into partnerships.
The Indian economy has a strong circular economy for household goods which created a potential challenge to a new entrant scaling up. To unlock their thinking, we immersed the client team in the regenerative strategies we see in forests during a design sprint. The result was that rather than try to compete they were inspired by ideas of symbiotic partnership to create a platform that would nurture and support India's circular economy by designing products and services that support re-circulation and increase abundance for all stakeholders.
'Playing to think' in exec education
Helping a pioneering NGO and a world renowned academic institution develop system thinkers with a regenerative mindset.
We devised a design sprint to take participants through a process of imagining themselves and their organisations fully participating in a circular and regenerative economy. We created experiences that immersed participants in the natural world and helped them build models of new business ecosystems and new organisational conditions in order to develop their regenerative innovation muscles.
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