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Blueprint ZERO

Blueprint ZERO Overview

Robust evidence supports the analysis that current predominant human economies and cultures are “violent & unsustainable” (Andreotti 2021) and thus not future-fit. Transforming from the half-century status (Global Footprint Network) of “overshoot & collapse” (Meadows et al 1972) requires paradigm shifts (Kuhn 1962) in both economic system designs and cultural norms (Centola et al 2018).  And from an ethical / human rights perspective, it is imperative to apply a Just Transition approach.

This project will ideate a Blueprint for regenerative economies and cultures by synthesizing crowdsourced input from experts across a broad spectrum of alternatives to the status quo when it comes to economies & cultures – including regenerative economy & cultures, restorative economy, doughnut economics, indigenous economics & cultures, solidarity economy, ecofeminist economics, ecological economics, degrowth economics, common good economics & culture of the commons, wellbeing economics, decolonial economics & culture, post-development culture & economics, bioregional economics & currency, prosocial economics & cultural evolution, and multicapitalist economics (among many others).

The Blueprint will establish first principles from the foundations of economics in the Greek etymology of oikonomos (oiko = house + nomo = laws, rules) as management of the “home” writ large (ie earth), and the foundations of culture, with its place-based etymological roots in the cultivation of soil (ie earth). We will also explore non-Western (ie Eastern, Indigenous, etc) etymologies and histories of these concepts. From these foundations, the Blueprint will critique current predominant economies and cultures by assessing the degree to which they align with or diverge from these first principles. Following the standard r3.0 Blueprint hypothesis of divergence, the Blueprint will identify the primary elements of this divergence, to set foundations for exploring alternatives. The synthesis will the serve as a platform for laying out pathways forward, articulated at a general level of specificity. This sets the groundwork for “activation” work after the publication of the Blueprint.

Call for Participation

Lead Author

Ralph Thurm

Managing Director

OnCommons / r3.0

+31 64 600 14 52

Bill Baue

Senior Director

 r3.0

+1 413 387 58 24

Economic Expert Interviewees

Nwamaka Agbo

Nwamaka Agbo

CEO of Kataly & Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti

Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria. Co-Founder, Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures

Lourenço Bustani

Lourenço Bustani

Co-Founder, Mandalah

Sahana Chattopadhyay

Sahana Chattopadhyay

Founder, Proteeti Consulting

Jude Currivan PhD

Jude Currivan PhD

Cosmologist, healer and author

John Fullerton

John Fullerton

Founder, Capital Institute and Impact Investor

Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser

Director, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, Dartmouth College

Gaya Herrington

Gaya Herrington

Vice President Sustainability Reserach at Schneider Electric

Indy Johar

Indy Johar

Co-Founder, Dark Matter Labs

Emily Kawano

Emily Kawano

Co-Director, Wellspring Cooperative

Steve Keen

Steve Keen

Distinguished Research Fellow, University College London (UCL)

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Founding Member, Kalpavriksh; Initiator, Vikalp Sangam; Initiator, Global Tapestry of Alternatives

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth

Author, Doughnut Economics; Co-Founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Will Ruddick

Will Ruddick

Founder, Grassroots Economics Foundation

Carol Sandford

Carol Sandford

Regenerative Educator, Long Thought Researcher & Thinker

Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Christian Wahl

Author, Designing Regenerative Cultures

Working Group Members

Josh Adler

Josh Adler

Connecting people to nature positive solutions

Nathalie Al-Zyoud

Nathalie Al-Zyoud

Senior Mediator

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ankenbrand

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ankenbrand

Faculty of Business and Engineering Technische Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS)

Avit Bhowmik

Avit Bhowmik

Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University

Graham Boyd

Graham Boyd

Founder, Evolutesix

Lourenço Bustani

Lourenço Bustani

Co-Founder, Mandalah

Luis Alberto Camargo

Luis Alberto Camargo

Founder and Director OpEPA, Social Innovator, IUCN CEC Vice Chair, WEF Young Global Leader, Ashoka Fellow, Salzburg Fellow

Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal

Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal

Ecologist & socialist. Researcher in ecology & management studies

Morris Fedeli

Morris Fedeli

THRIVE Project Lead

Claudia Luiza Manfredi Gasparovic

Claudia Luiza Manfredi Gasparovic

Doctor in Environmental Engineering | Constructal and Regenerative Design for planet-positive climate tech

Jonas Gebauer

Jonas Gebauer

Co-founder ODG Initiative, Mobilitätshaus, Co-founder and board member Tänzerdorf

Henk Hadders

Henk Hadders

Caring Ecosystem Catalyst at Ecosystem Catalysts

Cordell Jacks

Cordell Jacks

CEO & GP Regenerative Capital Group, FRSA, Founding Partner Financing Ecosystems for Systemic Change

Walter Kern

Walter Kern

ECOnGOOD

Ghani Kolli

Ghani Kolli

Managing Partner chez Credo Impact

Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon

Sr. Fellow at CEPL, Principal at CAIPP

Chris Medary

Chris Medary

Sustainability Consultant

Matt Orsagh

Matt Orsagh

Sustainability Expert/Podcaster/Writer/Thought Leader

Tanuja Prasad

Tanuja Prasad

Co-Founder at Regenerative Investing, Founder at ApplyComplexity

Sebastian Reich

Sebastian Reich

Sebastian Reich Consult GmbH

Kasper Benjamin Reimer Bjørkskov

Kasper Benjamin Reimer Bjørkskov

Consultant activist - Head of innovation

Randy Sa'd

Randy Sa'd

Executive Director, REFOCUS

Elisabeth van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen

Elisabeth van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen

Partner – International Head of the practice group ESG & Sustainability Founding member of BeBetter

Paula Veselovschi

Paula Veselovschi

ACCA. Exploring Regenerative Finance

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