WWF-Australia has helped catalyse and accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy through the Innovate to Regenerate program. We partnered with Regen Studios and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), and were guided by First Nations Traditional Knowledge and leadership principles.
We have worked hand-in-hand with pioneering communities along with partners across industry, government, and finance to test and validate solutions for this critical sector and support experimentation-at-scale to accelerate the transition to a regenerative society.
Over 4 months from April - July 2020, right after the bushfires, in partnership with Regen Studios, WWF-Australia conducted a nationwide listening campaign in communities around Australia, asking people about their vision for the future of Australia. Powerful insights were shared, and many of these led to Innovate to Regenerate with three overarching objectives.
- Cultivate the soil: Spark a national conversation about regeneration and regenerative economy, and help present a positive, compelling story about the future we could have as a country, inspired by the short film Regenerating Australia, set in 2030, and created by Regen Studios with WWF-Australia.
- Plant seedlings: Develop and test capability building and ideation workshops to support communities to develop their own regenerative solutions, through the Our Community Vision Workshop and Local Learning Labs (partnering with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation).
- Nourish growth: supporting experimentation and replication of catalytic regenerative enterprise and finance models through the $2 million I2R Challenge, enterprise capability building workshops for shortlisted ventures, along with grant funding and coaching support.