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Regeneration isn't the only attempt to "go beyond sustainability". Forum for the Future has worked with The Climate Group and WWF to convene the Net Positive Group (NPG). "Net Positive" is a "new way of doing business which puts back more into society, the environment and the global economy than it takes out."

NPG has defined "12 Principles" (PDF) to describe what they mean:
1. Material impact
2. Evidence
3. Best practice
4. Innovation
5. Transparency
6. #theBIGshift
7. No trade-off
8. Partnerships
9. Throughput
10. Influence
11. Restorative
12. Inclusive
(Thanks for the introduction Asheen Phansey.)

I'm not too fond of the "net positive" term - strikes me as too close to the "revenue minus expenses" definition of "profit" that drives traditional business. However, enunciating shared principles seems like an excellent idea that helps build coherence and clarity.

What principles for regeneration would you keep, add, or modify from this list? Please let me know!

Biking the Valley Looking for Gold in the Soil

Jon Conner finished his bike tour of regenerative agriculture projects in California. But before he did he filed this interview with Tim Richards of The Philosophers Stoneground Sprouted Nut Butters. Interesting story of an attempt to re-introduce dry-farm almonds to the area.

Don't forget to join the wave.

Innovation Driving Regeneration (Or the Reverse?)

And, in closing

We are very early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative economy. While the terminology will continue to evolve, we're convinced the ideas are directionally correct. Now we are studying, testing, plotting, and building interest, support, and resources.

Thus this newsletter, which will come out about weekly with brief observations and links to related materials exploring innovation and the regenerative economy. With effort, and a bit of luck, we hope support for these concepts becomes a wave sweeping the world!

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