Regenerative Supply Systems Development
Regeneration requires consciously transitioning away from the opacity of existing supply chains towards the transparency of regenerative supply systems. This transformation increases access to previously-lost or inaccessible value, and greater equity in the distribution of that value among stakeholders in the supply system.
Experience has taught us that developing a deep understanding of the risks and opportunities inherent to a production context, as well as the infrastructure that enables its products to reach the market, yields the best outcomes.
We help our clients unlock the regenerative potential of their supply systems, beginning with holistic goal setting, education, research, analysis, mapping, strategy, and multi-stakeholder engagement.
The growing demand for regenerative ingredients is far outpacing the supply, and yet the market is still in its infancy. To expand impact will require unprecedented cross-industry collaboration to bring regenerative supply systems to full capacity.
Landscape Design & Enterprise Planning
There is always a continuum of approaches to landscape design and planning that have significantly different productivity, profitability and socioecological outcomes for the local landscape and community. By revealing how different approaches to development and farming affect the success and longevity of an enterprise, we can identify where changes to cropping assemblages, management practices, infrastructure placement, or working relationships could bring greater regenerative potential to a place and people.
Whether retrofitting an existing system, or developing a greenfield system from scratch, we employ an integrative whole-systems design approach for landscapes and farming enterprises enabling profitability, landscape regeneration, and community wellbeing.
Without careful production approaches, opportunities for regeneration can be easily lost; we introduce approaches from analogous climate regions, experiment with them, and refine them for your context.
Regenerative Outcome Verification (ROV™)
Brands, investors, and farmers have all identified the need to understand the specific outcomes within a production context, and to substantiate their claims to increasingly-conscious consumers about the positive social and ecological impacts of their supply systems.
Now, more than ever, consumers seek products that are aligned with their social and environmental values. Farmers are looking for ways to learn how effective their management practices are and where improvements should be made. Investors want to know if their investments of capital are providing desired multi-capital returns on investment.
We work with multi-stakeholder groups who have a vested interest in incentivizing change within a given place or context. We work to help them identify social and ecological indicators of regeneration; to design monitoring methodologies; and apply technologies for predicting, monitoring, reporting. Our work actively verifies change within landscapes, communities, and supply systems.
Educational Workshops and Series
Education is foundational to all of our work. It is our belief that our primary responsibility is building capacity within the communities and organizations with whom we work.
We provide education and training to enable strategic goal-setting and multi-stakeholder capacity-building in regenerative agriculture and supply systems.