ReGenFriends™ is a customer-centric diverse and inclusive global platform that invites all different types of brands, businesses, organizations and customers to join together and promote regenerative solutions.
ReGenFriends™ span Fortune 50 to start-up companies working in consumer goods, finance, regulatory, tech, food, agriculture, fashion, logistics, renewables, and more. We're honored to call some of the world's most impactful brands and organizations ReGenFriends™.
Join us in leading the regenerative business revolution so we may all share in a prosperous future.
A Race To
We believe a regenerative economy based on businesses utilizing the principles of regeneration (restore, renew and grow) offers the greatest economic opportunity of this century.
We have termed it “A Race to Prosperity” for those companies and organizations that embrace regenerative systems and values into the fabric of their operations.
More importantly, regenerative is inclusive of sustainability, organic, conventional, GMO, Non-GMO, syntropic farming, carbon smart farming, agroforestry, silvopasture, the circular economy, doughnut economics, closed loop, and capitalism in its most profit-hungry form. All are welcome, and in fact their economic lives depend on it.
The #BillionPersonMovement Global Challenge was set in motion by extreme consumer demand revealed in The Emerging Regenerative Consumer national research report.
To reach a #BillionPersonMovement by Earth Day, April 22, 2023, ReGenFriends™ will host a series of events and sponsored Global Business Challenges. ALL ARE WELCOME to participate regardless of size, scale or impact. If you would like to present your regenerative solution at a ReGenFriends Global Challenge event, submit to enter the challenge here (it's free and only takes about 5 minutes). Goals:
Generate 1 BILLION #BillionPersonMovement consumer mentions by Earth Day 2023
Create a global community of ReGenFriends™ defined as individuals, customers, companies, governments and NGOs
Promote the collective work of regenerative businesses and organizations around the world to meet consumer demand
Fundamentally shift global production and consumption to reverse climate change
ReGenFriends™ are having another ReGenFriendly event! The #BillionPersonMovement is on. Your customer is waiting to hear from you. NET-POSITIVE regenerative practices will be featured throughout the day via keynotes, panels and pitches. Our updated 2020 "The Emerging Regenerative Customer" national research data will be revealed and used to anchor discussions.
Program will include three keynotes, six panel sessions, and a pitch for each session (6 pitches over the course of the day): All are welcome, and in fact, our collective economic lives depend on your involvement. Come join us at this #ReGenFriendly event to share your thoughts, ideas, and passions!
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Jonathan Foley
David Katz is a dynamic, inspirational speaker described by many as “the best in the sustainability industry.” He is globally renowned for The Plastic Bank’s solution to make plastic waste a currency that transcends poverty while stopping the flow of plastic into our oceans. Salt Magazine’s list of The World’s Top 100 Compassionate Business Leaders recognized David as #4 between Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Elon Musk.
David has made appearances in the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean, the reality TV show Dragons Den and countless news interviews. He performs globally, with frequent keynotes for Sustainable Brands, World Forum for Circular Economy, and the Entrepreneurs Organization. David has also spoken at various corporate events for organizations such as Unilever, Seventh Generation, Dow Chemical, and World Vision. Katz delivers a genuine paradigm shift that inspires his audience to see opportunity, where others see problems.
Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned environmental scientist, sustainability expert, author, and public speaker. His work is focused on understanding our changing planet, and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources.
Foley’s groundbreaking research and insights have led him to become a trusted advisor to governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders around the world. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named him a Highly Cited Researcher in ecology and environmental science, placing him among the top 1 percent most cited global scientists.
Dr. Foley has taught at several major universities on topics ranging from climate change, global sustainability solutions, the future of the food system, and addressing the world’s “grand challenges”. He has also written many popular pieces in publications like National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. He is also frequently interviewed by international media outlets, and has appeared on National Public Radio, the PBS NewsHour, the BBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Salon, WIRED, the HBO documentary on climate change “Too Hot Not to Handle”, and the upcoming film series “Let Science Speak”.
Foley has won numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Clinton; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America; and the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. In 2014, he was also named as the winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.
8:30 - 8:45 am REGISTRATION
8:45 - 9:00 am: OPENING REMARKS | THE 2020 EMERGING REGENERATIVE CUSTOMER
9:00 - 10:00 am: SOIL PANEL | Soil Health is Planetary Wealth
10:00 - 10:10 am: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Earth Alive Clean Technologies
10:15 - 11:15 am: AGRICULTURE PANEL | Farmers Are Carbon Heroes
11:15 - 11:25 am: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | AgCheck
11:30 - 12:30 pm: FOOD PANEL | Transparency is the New IP
12:30 - 12:40 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | SmartBins
12:40 - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 - 1:55: KEYNOTE | Tales of a Reformed Sustainabilist
2:00 - 3:00 pm: TEXTILES & APPAREL | Fabrics Weaving A Regenerative Future
3:00 - 3:10 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Jaspur
3:10 - 3:20 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Kintra Fibers
3:20 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 - 4:45 pm: CERTIFICATIONS, STANDARDS & TRACEABILITY | Is Regenerative the Next Standard on the Consumer’s Playlist?
4:45 - 5:00 pm: CLOSING REMARKS
5:00 - 6:00 pm: RECEPTION
The Presidio was carefully chosen not only because of its natural beauty and grandeur but also because it is a working example of regeneration. All venue proceeds go directly back into supporting The Presidio of San Francisco including trail restoration, renovations and education programs to grow children's appreciation for nature.
We are a woman-owned, self-funded small business that's passionate about creating a regenerative future for all. Fixed costs (venue and food only) for this event are roughly $175/person.
Ticket price includes: light breakfast, buffet lunch and hosted happy-hour reception with menus developed by celebrated James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Ingredients are farm to fork and sourced from local farmers with sustainable practices. The #BillionPersonMovement Global Challenge is a zero-waste event.
Photo from left: Tammy Williams (She's IT), Meg Adelman (Navitas Organics), Chris Hortinela (Vitamin Angels), Susanne Stenner (Novo Nordisk), Doniga Markegard (Markegard Family Farm), Vincent Stanley (Patagonia)
ReGenFriends 2019 Summit
THANK YOU for making the 2019 ReGenFriends Customer-Centric Summit a smashing success!
Executive Vice President
Candiani Denim USA
Regenerative Organic Alliance
Global Food & Sustainability
Bowles Farming Company
Double Oarlock Ranch
Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager
EILEEN FISHER, INC.
The Temple Style
Global Cotton Sustainability Advisor
Wrangler, Bayer, Textile Exchange
Richards Grassfed Beef
Global Sourcing Manager
Practice Director, Sustainability
Nutiva , RE Botanicals
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder and COO
Founder & CEO