Regenerative culture and businesses
COVID-19, biodiversity, & climate change are interrelated. Land use and climate change increase the probability of zoonotic disease transfer from original wildlife hosts to humans and livestock. Air pollution worsens the effects of respiratory diseases. In this context, the regenerative economy emerges as a response that allows ecosystems to be restored and renewed promoting carbon absorption, increasing biodiversity, improving the health of ecosystems, and providing well-being to communities.
In this session we will introduce you to the regenerative economy and reflect together on:
How do we create an economy with its operations based on cooperative relationships (between each other and within the ecosphere)?
How would a regenerative economy nurture the intrapreneurial spirit?
Ercilia Sahores is a founding member of and Latin America director for Regeneration International. She is also campaigns director for Mexico-based Association de Consumidores Organicos. Originally from Argentina, Sahores is based in Mexico City. She is a beekeeper and political scientist, specializing in international relations, adult education and community development. Sahores previously worked as executive director for several grassroots organizations in Latin America. She has more than 15 years experience campaigning and organizing in lower-income communities and rural areas. Sahores serves on several nonprofit boards, including Caminos de Agua in Guanajuato, México.
Paul Chatterton is the lead and founder of the Landscape Finance Lab, a global platform for incubating and financing sustainable landscapes linked to conservation organisation, WWF. Paul is a specialist in the fields of sustainability, climate change, land use and biodiversity. Through the Lab, he supports a global community innovating on landscape solutions. During an extensive career with WWF, Paul has catalysed results including the first provincial scale forest and climate (REDD+) program in Africa, Europe’s longest river protected area and the largest rainforest reserve in the Pacific.He co-authored the Little Sustainable Landscape Book and is co-initiator of Meridia www.meridia.land, a mobile app to provide affordable land tenure to rural communities.Paul is or has been an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, Gold Standard, World Economic Forum, Australian Futures Project and Forest Stewardship Council among others. Paul holds a Masters Degree with merit in Anthropology / Development Studies from Sydney University and a Diploma in Management from IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Pedro Tarak was dedicated to environmental law and focused from its beginnings on promoting new economies. He has a long history in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: he was co-founder of the Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), as well as first international president of the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Quito) and first representative of the AVINA Foundation in Latin America.He was an international consultant to the OAS, UNDP, the World Bank, IFC, and other national and international organizations on environmental policies and legislation. He has been a postgraduate professor at the National University of Buenos Aires, University of San Francisco and the University of Belgrano. He has served on the boards of the Bariloche Foundation (Argentina), Resolve (USA) and the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Ecuador).He is co-founder of Emprendia, company B specialized in Communication for leaders and teams committed to ensuring that sustainability and regeneration of ecosystems become a main value for people, the market and citizens. And he is the director of Sistema B Internacional.
Experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled in Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation Management, Peer Mentoring, and International Relations. Strong media and communication professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Development Studies from UCL.