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Blueprint Zero: Just Transitions to Regenerative Economies & Cultures

Now that r3.0 has finalized our first generation of Blueprints, we're circling back to make a foundational addition -- Blueprint Zero: Just Transitions to Regenerative Economies & Cultures.   We have long asserted the need to transform to regenerative &...

The Lost Decade: Sustainability Standards Sabotage Sustainability

This newest r3.0 Common Good Resource is a full documentation of the failure of the ESG Standard Setters over the last decade, while going back until 2002, the year in which Sustainability Context was conceived and could have become the leading principle for authentic...

r3.0 UN-SDPI Trainings

r3.0 and CSO are offering a monthly Training for the UNSDPI (UN Sustainable Development Performance Indicators…

r3.0 Transformation Journey 2024, Schlosshotel Blankenburg/ Germany

r3.0 embarks on its first ever Transformation Journey Program in Germany…

About r3.0

r3.0 promotes Redesign for Resilience and Regeneration. As a global common good not-for-profit platform, r3.0 crowdsources open recommendations for necessary transformations across diverse fields and sectors, in response to the ecological and social collapses humanity is experiencing, in order to achieve a thriving, regenerative and distributive economy and society.


Please read more about r3.0 here.


BLUEPRINTS (1st Generation)

Our Blueprints represent the core of r3.0’s knowledge creation, with the goal of identifying the gap between current practice / ambition and necessary progress (based on scientific realities and ethical imperatives) with recommendations on how to fill those gaps. The first phase of Blueprint development (2016-2018) focused on four fields (Reporting, Accounting, Data, and New Business Models) with a fifth Blueprint synthesizing and integrating the other four into an implementation framework (Transformation Journey). The second phase of Blueprint development (2019-2021) focuses on Sustainable Finance and Value Cycles, with other fields to follow. The Blueprints build the “engine” of r3.0’s work-ecosystem, generating the content needed and defining recommended solutions in an iterative manner to fuel innovation and systemic change. Blueprint Lead Authors convene Working Groups of 20+ international experts in a 12-to-18-month process gathering state-of-the-art research, best practices, innovative approaches and co-created recommendations that feed into two Exposure Drafts of the Blueprint. The Working Group reviews each Exposure Draft via an In-Person Working Group Meeting and a Virtual Dialogue (with a Public Comment period added during the second round), after which the Lead Author revises each Blueprint into a Final Report. In a dynamic process of content dissemination and feedback gathering, the different Blueprints are iteratively updated in 2 year cycles.

Blueprint 1 - Reporting

A principles-based approach to reporting that spurs the emergence of a green, inclusive & open economy

Blueprint 2 - Accounting

Laying the foundations for future-ready reporting

Blueprint 3 - Data

Data integration, contextualization & activation for multicapital accounting

Blueprint 4 - New Business Models

Integral business model design for catalyzing regenerative and distributive economies

Blueprint 5 - Transformation Journey

A step-by-step approach to organizational thriveability and system value creation

Blueprint 6 - Sustainable Finance

Mapping the shift from degenerative, extractive finance to regenerative, sustainable finance

Blueprint 7 - Value Cycles

Re-examining value to shift from shareholder value to system value and from linear value chains to circular value cycles

Blueprint 8 - Funding governance for Systemic Transformation (FGST)

Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation (FGST)

Blueprint 9 - Educational Transformation

7 Transformative Learning Perspectives for Regeneration and Thrivability

BLUEPRINTS (2nd Generation)

Blueprint Zero

Blueprint Zero: Just Transitions to Regenerative Economies & Cultures


r3.0 embarks on further strengthening its knowledge creation and know-how implementation program through ‚+Maverick Thinking‘ in the form of White Papers, Opinion Papers and Case Studies, and has created a new webpage to capture these lines of thinking. Each of these groups of papers have specific functions in the design of future Blueprints, r3.0’s core products. These White Papers, Opinion Papers and Case Studies will also remain global public goods, freely available to everybody on this planet for inspiration, further instigation and creation of move positive maverick thinking.


White Papers

White Papers derive from r3.0’s collaboration wit other partners in the r3.0 community and tackle specific issues.

Opinion Papers

Opinion Papers are structuring certain viewpoints into a condensed and concise design.

Case Studies

Case Studies will add a third and last component of +Maverick Thinking, namely direct application of r3.0’s knowledge for practical use.

Common Good Resources

Common Good Resources will add a fourths component of +Maverick Thinking, namely a documentation how r3.0 approaches shortcomings of instituional players. 


The dissemination and subsequent implementation of the content from the Blueprints takes place in different programs. Each program involves a different group of stakeholders, described in detail below. During the program’s duration, the developed content will be tested, discussed and the conclusions fed back into other programs as well as into the next generation of Blueprint development. Hence, the whole system is an ongoing process, interconnected in an ecosystem:

Transformation Journey Program

A modularized implementation journey for all constituencies, all sizes and all parts of the world, helping to start transforming organizations step-by-step, and aiming at organizational thriveability and system value creation. It addresses individuals and organizations on nano, micro, meso and macro level. The Journey Program allows flexible application with partners. Joint learning is possible in webinars and generic workshops. Individual implementation can be achieved with r3.0 Advocation Partners.

UN Sustainable Development Performance Indicators

On 1 November 2022, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) released the Sustainable Development Performance Indicators (SDPIs) in what Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Co-Founder Allen White called a “Brundtland Moment”. The SDPIs, released in a Manual entitled Authentic Sustainability Assessment, received significant attention (BSR: “a major inflection point”; THRIVE Institute: “sustainability history in the making”), especially in light of the releases of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Standards and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which are either legally binding for organizations in different jurisdictions or required by investors.

Advocation Partner

The opportunity for subject matter experts in consultancies and advisory organizations to support the dissemination and testing of the Blueprint recommendations. Advocation Partners work with their clients in helping them integrate the Blueprint recommendations and tools, scaling implementation worldwide.

Academic Alliance

Fostering the exchange between academics and practitioners in order to accelerate the application of gained knowledge. The four main areas of collaboration are supporting Blueprint development, joint research projects, program alignment and curriculum development.

Governments, Multilaterals & Foundations Support Group

We provide support for e.g. governments in their development of regulations, legislation and incentives through our deeper insights into next-generation approaches to disclosure.

Sustainability Context Group (SCG)

A global network of leaders from business, investment, civil society, government, academia, etc… who advocate for more robust application of the Sustainability Context Principle, which calls for respecting ecological, social, and economic thresholds & allocations. The Susty Context Group now acts under the r3.0 umbrella.

Investor Support

With our new insights, we support investors to better validate their decision making on responsible and sustainable investments for a more resilient future. (forthcoming)


The third part of the work-ecosystem, the solutions building, develops concrete measures to close reporting gaps. The solutions being built and activated are intended to function as spin-offs and further development of solutions recommended in the Blueprints. Currently, one such venture is curated by r3.0, whereas the Test Labs are ongoing:

Transcending Incrementalism

In 2022, celebrating the 10th year of r3.0’s existence, we are embarking on a five-legged campaign to help overcome ESG-based incrementalism and achieve more awareness and clarity for the implementation needs and methods to arrive at System Value Creation. This r3.0 campaign will also become a core feature of r3.0’s forthcoming 10th anniversary conference on September 6/7, 2022.

Global Thresholds & Allocations Commons

r3.0 proposes the formation of a multi-stakeholder Global Thresholds & Allocations Commons (GTAC), to establish an authoritative approach to reporting economic, environmental and social performance in relation to generally accepted boundaries and limits. GTAC will identify thresholds and norms, design and validate allocation methodologies and disseminate the agreed upon solutions.

Research & Test Labs

r3.0 is constantly challenging its thinking based on feedback we receive through the above mentioned programs. New ideas arise and those will be tested as pilot projects, and experience will be gathered. If vetted positively, outcomes of the Test Labs will lead to inclusion in future Blueprints. (forthcoming)



Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we maintain the momentum of r3.0 with different events, from the annual r3.0 Conference as flagship event to regional roundtables and virtual dialogues.

Past Events

This provides an overview of r3.0’s rich event history since 2014


Most of r3.0’s work is available to the general public through its library. Below you can find the most recent publications from r3.0.

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