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Research & Test Labs

An Incubator and Accelerator for Piloting and Cross-Pollinating Transformative Practices and Models

r3.0 fulfills an R&D function for the reporting field as a lever for broader systems change.  It catalyzes extensive collaborative research and innovation into the next generation of reporting and transformation. We focus on the triggers transforming economic and business ecosystems as an answer to the need for consolidation, convergence, innovation and acceleration in fragmented markets. Hence, r3.0 serves as a neutral, pre-competitive, and market-making platform that delivers research, recommendations and tools for the global common good. Building on our existing and new Blueprints, Transformation Journey Program (TJP), and Global Thresholds & Allocation Council (GTAC), Test Labs fulfill an incubation and cross-fertilization function. Test Labs will pick up emerging ideas and trends to vet and, if promising, nurture into new transformative practices and models. Outcomes of Test Labs will be integrated into the Transformation Journey Program, Global Thresholds & Allocations Council, and future (and updated older) Blueprints.


Areas for further development

r3.0 has identified a set of areas that warrant attention for development of Blueprint Recommendations to be integrated into the core strategies of its various constituencies:

  • Digitization: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain / Holochain) all carry significant implications for  implementing (or obstructing) r3.0 Blueprint Recommendations.
  • Leadership: Shifting the worldviews and mindsets of leaders sits atop Donella Meadows “Leverage Points”. What are the best methodologies for this as it is one of the biggest challenges for scalability and advocation as recommended by r3.0.
  • Regeneration: While the regeneration “meme”  is gaining traction, it risks the fate of the term “sustainability” in being diluted / co-opted, warranting development of a disciplined definition.
  • The Promise of the Commons: The ‘tragedy of the commons’ is a long-known dilemma that economic theory has not solved, reducing current capitalism to a one-dimensional discipline. Further integration of the Commons is necessary in the journey towards Multi-capitalism.
  • Risk Management: At the micro and meso scales, the scopes of Enterprise Risk and Portfolio Risk are being expanded to encompass ESG, but gaps remain to encompass Systemic Risk and Existential Risk on the macro scale, and Career Risk on the nano scale.
  • Governance: Corporate Governance Codes mostly react to upcoming topics of sustainability. This has lead to an ESG Push, whereas in the view of r3.0 a ‘GSE Pull’ is necessary. This would better explore the full potential of governance.
  • Education: In addition to shortcomings in managing economic and ecological systems, r3.0 identifies similar shortcomings in educational systems (dubbed the ‘Triple-E Failure’). Education focused on delivering System Value needs new life breathed into it.
  • Fiduciary Duty: Profit maximization, short-termism, and shareholder primacy have hijacked most interpretations of fiduciary duty, requiring a fundamental reorientation of the term toward long-term, sustainable system value creation.
  • Communication: r3.0’s theory of change, the language the Blueprints and the narrative for the transformation touches mental stereotypes and mindsets. There is a need to experiment how to best ‘tell the story’.




r3.0 is collaborating with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) on its four-year Sustainable Development Performance Indicators Project (2018-2022)…

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r3.0 is collaborating with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) on a White Paper on the shift from Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism: …

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Test Labs

The ‚Scale of Significance‘ – a two-year Test Lab project (March 2023 – February 2025)


Is it possible to make love visible in corporate settings, within an organization, and in relation to its rightsholders, to whom corporations owe duties and obligations for the wellbeing of all? Is it possible to create visibility of how love manifests itself in the interrelation of a business setting and can create more trust, resilience and potentially joint innovation? And is it possible to prove that love is the better approach to organise, steer and manage corporations to the appreciation of all capitals involved? 


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Context-Based Biodiversity Metric Pilot Project


r3.0 is collaborating with the Center for Sustainable Organizations (CSO) and Manomet to manage pilot testing of the world’s first context-based biodiversity metric that these two Advocation Partners co-developed, the Biodiversity Performance Index (BPI).


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The Equity Culture / Civic Fiduciary Test Lab


r3.0 is pleased to support the launch of the Equity Culture / Civic Fiduciary Test Lab as a platform for r3.0 Senior Research Fellow Marcy Murninghan to continue her ongoing action-research in this arena…

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The Future Normals Webinar Series


EARTHwise Centre and r3.0 are delighted to present a new webinar series that forms part of the EARTHwise Tipping Point Conversations for a World that Works, called the “The Future Normals Webinar Series”, as a new r3.0 Test Lab…

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Regenerative Communities Network


r3.0 is collaborating with our Advocation Partner, Capital Institute, on its Regenerative Communities Network (RCN) at the meso (bioregional) and macro (global) levels…

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THRIVE Project Test Lab


The THRIVE Project is a not-for-profit research, education and advocacy group whose mission is to ensure the long-term well-being and thrivability of all humanity…

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For more information about the Test Labs see the full description here.


Bill Baue

Senior Director


+1 413 387 58 24

Ralph Thurm

Managing Director

OnCommons / r3.0

+31 64 600 14 52