What Future for Sustainable Development? Thu, Mar 1, 2012
New Project Seeks to Accelerate Pace and Scale of ChangeLondon, March 1, 2012 -
The Regeneration Project, a joint initiative from GlobeScan and
SustainAbility, launches today with the first of The Ray Anderson Memorial Interviews, a weekly
series of videos featuring the most notable sustainable development pioneers from the past
few decades. Building on these pioneer insights, the project will assess progress on sustainable
development to date and help chart a course to a more sustainable future.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit and the 25th anniversary of the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future, which together elevated the concept of sustainable
development on the global policy agenda. The Regeneration Project over the course of the year
will bring together a wide range of leaders and influencers to determine how best to bring new
energy and focus to the agenda.
Made possible by the generous support of presenting sponsor SC Johnson, sponsor DuPont
and in partnership with Guardian Sustainable Business, this joint initiative by GlobeScan and
SustainAbility - both celebrating their own 25th anniversaries this year - will particularly focus
on the role that the private sector can take to fundamentally reshape - and make more
sustainable - our society and economy.
"SC Johnson believes that the private sector has an important role to play in making the world a
better place," said Kelly M. Semrau, SC Johnson Chief Sustainability Officer. "The Regeneration
Project is an excellent opportunity to bring influencers and business together to create a roadmap for sustainability leadership that is essential to the future."
Also launched today is the first in a series of The Regeneration Project white papers - Unfinished Business: Perspectives from the Sustainable Development Frontier. Over the course of 2012, we will undertake a series of surveys - of experts, influencers and the general public - and will host a number of live events, to further inform the debate and catalyze new approaches to sustainable business.
"The Regeneration Project is just the type of channel to spur dialogue and collaboration among
industry, NGOs, academia, policymakers and other thought leaders to solve some of the world's most
pressing challenges," said Linda Fisher, DuPont Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.
"DuPont is proud to be part of the conversation to find innovative solutions that can deliver
sustainable growth now and in the future."
To view the first of the Ray Anderson Memorial Interviews, please visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/regeneration
In addition to presenting sponsor SC Johnson, sponsor DuPont and media sponsor GSB, The
Regeneration Project is delighted to have the support of Globe; the International Council on
Mining and Metals; National Geographic; Net Impact; Report Comunicação: Starbucks; Sustain
our Africa; Sustainable Life Media; UNEP; the World Bank; and the World Business Council for
To download the first white paper and for further information on how to get involved in the
project, please visit:
www.theregenerationproject.com or follow @regenproj on Twitter.
Robin Miller Geoff Kendall
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GlobeScan delivers evidence, insights and ideas that build value for clients through stronger
stakeholder relationships. Uniquely placed at the nexus of reputation, brand and sustainability, GlobeScan combines rigorous research with creative and challenging thinking to instill trust, drive engagement and inspire innovation within, around and beyond our clients' organizations.
SustainAbility is a think-tank and strategic advisory firm working to inspire transformative
business leadership on the sustainability agenda. Established in 1987, SustainAbility delivers illuminating foresight and actionable insight on sustainable development trends and issues.
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