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.

All documents in this library can be downloadet by clicking on the logo or description.


Blueprint 1: Reporting

The Reporting Blueprint is the first pillar of the r3.0 work ecosystem and sets the scene for the other Blueprints to follow. It It analyses disclosure needs from the perspective of a green, inclusive & open economy. Assessing the needs to connect the micro (organisational) performance with the meso (industry and habitat) level up the the macro (thriving economic system design and regenerative capitalism) level the Blueprint defines 6 desiderata and 9 principles and embeds the idea of ‘integral thinking’ and ‘integral materiality’.

Blueprint 2: Accounting

How can accounting and corporate finance be transformed to serve a new purpose? How can it serve a multi-capital green & inclusive economy definition of success and value-creation in a circular economic setting? How can accounting be redefined as being not only about recording financial transactions, but about tracking of both financial and extra-financial data and their forward-looking interpretation in an appropriate context? This includes a context of addressing risks and opportunities associated with diverse (e.g. social, natural) capitals.

Blueprint 3: Data

The Data Blueprint proposes a general specification for data architecture and information systems to accurately measure progress toward financial, economic, social and environmental sustainability via dynamic interlinkages between the individual company (micro), industry (meso), and environmental, social, and economic systems (macro) levels in order to spur the emergence of a truly green, regenerative, inclusive, and open global economy.

Blueprint 4: New Business Model

The New Business Models Blueprint builds on the foundation of the first three Blueprints to propose a new approach to business models that integrates considerations from multiple perspectives. Accordingly, we establish a working definition of what we call Integral Business Models.

To set a baseline, the New Business Models Blueprint conducts a comprehensive literature and practice review to assess the current state of play and thinking around sustainable business models, and identifies five clusters of thinking and practice. The Blueprint then draws from the other three Blueprints to collate a set of aspects that add economic system redesign considerations to the existing current new business models practice / thinking.

The Blueprint then identifies a selected set of Implementation Methods for seeding Integral Business Models in both bottom-up approaches by entrepreneurs incubating startups and early stage companies, and inside-out approaches by intrapreneurs to transform existing business models for navigating the transition of emerging economic, social, and ecological realities. The Implementation Methods fall into the following broad categories, with more specific categories (including, for example, performance and compensation metrics):

  • Governance & Strategy
  • Risk & Innovation
  • Scenario Analysis & Transition Planning
  • Roles & Strategic Leadership

To support integration of both General Characteristic assessment and Implementation Methods, the Blueprint provides an Integral Business Models Process Flowchart, and well as a Template for hands-on guidance. To “road-test” these materials, and illustrate movement toward Integral Business Models (since none currently exist), the Blueprint includes three Case Examples of startup / early enterprises (VDMbee, ReBlend, and Co-op Power) self-administering (in a structured process) the Process Flowchart and Template.

Blueprint 5: Transformation Journey

The Transformation Journey – A Step-By-Step Approach to Organizational Thriveability and System Value Creation

Welcome to the collective journey to transform the greatest challenges in human history into opportunities for humanity to survive and thrive! With the clock ticking, our economic system design needs to change drastically to enable a Green, Inclusive and Open Economy to come to life through the sustainable regeneration and just distribution of vital resources.

r3.0 started in 2013 to tackle the challenges that were going unmet. Our aspiration is to create “irresistible” solutions through a pre-competitive and market-making approach that helps to overcome plateauing ambitions and allow for a synchronized and synergized way to collectively “get the job done.”

How can you make best use of this fifth Blueprint? Invoking Interface Founder Ray Anderson’s metaphor of “Mount Sustainability,” we invite you to embark on a mountain climb.

  • You start at the basecamp and make sure you are mentally well prepared;
  • You carefully plan your route, you socialize with the team, and make sure all gear is available and stress-tested for the forthcoming climb;
  • You take the climb one step at a time, with a clear goal in sight, but also resilient to change routes in response to dynamically changing circumstances;
  • The closer you come to the mountain top, the more you will collaborate with other teams to collectively reach that mountain top.

All chapters in this Blueprint have consistent subchapters covering:

  • What’s the issue?
  • Why is it important?
  • How can I tackle it?
  • What will have I learned afterwards?

Based on the Transformation Journey r3.0 has developed a modularized offer to everyone interested, wherever you stand in your own development towards aligning to a Green, Inclusive and Open Economy, and whatever level you represent in the nano-micro-meso-macro clustering.

Together, we can succeed, and then help many more to take the journey too!


2019 Conference Report

2018 Conference Report

2017 Conference Report


MEDIUM articles

Ralph leads r3.0, a pre-competitive non-profit delivering Blueprints for reporting, data, accounting & integral business models for regenerative capitalism.


Aftermovie r3.0 Conference 2019 High resolution

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Intro

Speaker: Ralph Thurm

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Village 1

Speaker: Volkert Engelsman – EOSTA

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Journey 1

Speakers: Lois Guthrie – WBCSD and Adam Garfunkel – Junxion

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Sherpa 1 & 2

Speakers Sherpa 1: Andy Whitman – Manomet and Willem Ferwerda – Commonland
Speakers Sherpa 2: Andew Simms – The Rapid Transition Alliance and Kees Klomp – THRIVE Institute

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Journey 2

Speakers: Martina Prox – FSLCI, Marcia Bos – Salut, Magdalena Matei – Scale of Significance and Erik Friedeberg – Manifesto

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 1 Village 2

Speakers: Laura Palmeiro – UN Global Compact, Mark Gough – Natural Capital Coalition and Michal Shinwell – OECD

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Village 3

Speaker: Kate Raworth – Doughnut Economics and Joe Brewer – Capital Institute

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Sherpa 3

Speakers: Tjeerd Krumpelman – ABN AMRO and Adrian de Groot Ruiz – Impact Institute

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Journey 3

Speakers: Lauren Muusse – ING and Mairead Keigher – Shift

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Village 4

Speakers: Richard Howitt – IIRC, Nora Bateson – International Bateson Insititute and Daniel Christian Wahl – Author, Designing Regenerative Cultures

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Sherpa 4

Speakers: Kris Douma – UN PRI, Manuel Adamini – Climate Bonds Initiative, Rens van Tilburg – Sustainable Finance Lab and Adam Garfunkel – Junxion

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Village 5

Speakers: Ralph Thurm – r3.0, Bill Baue – r3.0 and Peter Teuscher – BSD Consulting, an ELEVATE Company

r3.0 2019 Conference Day 2 Journey 4

Speakers: Floske Kusse – ING and Stefan Bringezu – UNEP International Resource Panel

r3.0 2018 Conference Movie

r3.0 2017 Conference Movie


July 1-3, 2019 New Business Model Conference, Berlin

r3.0 Managing Director Ralph Thurm presented the r3.0 Transformation Journey setup at the 4th New Business Model Conference in Berlin on July 1-3, 2019.

August 16,2018 Co-op Power, Florence, Massachusetts

Bill presented on Sustainable Business Models for the New Economy at Co-op Power in Florence, Massachusetts on 16 August with its CEO Lynn Benander, who also reprised her presentation of the Co-op Power business model incubation process.

You can also watch the presentation video here.

June 27/28, 2018 New Business Model Conference, Sofia

Ralph spoke at the 3rd New Business Model Conference in Sofia, presenting the New Business Models Blueprintand the Transformation Journey Blueprint. The New Business Models Conference is instigated by a group of European Universities and invites papers on the topic of sustainable business model design. r3.0 recruited various academic participants from this group for the development of the New Business Model Blueprint.

June 25, Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs 2018 Annual General Meeting, Brussel

Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit bridging Belgium-based companies with developing market entrepreneurs for expertise-sharing, invited r3.0 Senior Director Bill Baue to keynote its June 25th Annual General Meeting in Brussels.

June 6, 2018 Sustainable Brand Conference, Vancouver

At the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver on 6 June 2018, r3.0 Senior Director Bill Baue spoke on “Future of Sustainability Reporting” panel with fellow panelists including Goodera CEO Abhishek Humbad, SASB Technical Director Sonal Dalal, GRI Board Chair Eric Hespenheide, and HIP Investor CEO Paul Herman.

Other r3.0 Publications

Reporting 3.0 Information Brochure 2018

Thomson Reuters Article

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: From Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism: 21st Century System Value Creation

r3.0 BASIC Event (February 2018)

Bill and Ralph gave a presentation entitled “ESG’s Illusions of Progress & Necessary Transformation,” echoing the quote by r3.0 Steering Board Member Brendan LeBlanc of EY: “The only thing more dangerous than no progress is the illusion of progress” at February 14, 2018 in Boston. Please feel free to share widely.

SB Ebook

After posting r3.0’s ten-part article series, Sustainable Brands bundled the articles together into an eBook that it recently published. The eBook includes Forewords by SB Founder Koann Vikoren Skrzyniarz and Global Reporting Initiative Co-Founder (and Progressive Democrat Candidate for Masssachusetts Governor) Bob Massie.

GTAC Concept Note

We have been working closely with GRI Co-Founder Allen White, in his role as r3.0 Advocation Partner, to draft a Concept Note proposing a Global Thresholds & Allocations Council (GTAC) that can deliver validated thresholds and off-the-shelf allocation methodologies. Please see the Concept Note to get more information about the GTAC.

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