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A dynamic and holistic tool intended as a guiderail empowering you to make change happen


The Compass provides changemakers with a transformational set of principles.


The methodology brings to life five life-affirming principles (5Ps): People, Planet, Partners and Places with Purpose at the core.


This is the future of business going beyond ESG and certifications. Future-proof your business now and be ahead of the curve by adopting the compass.

It has been co-designed in collaboration with 200+ businesses, academics and practitioners - and inspired by the work of Daniel Christian Wahl, Carol Sanford, John Fullerton, Johan Rockstrom, Helena Norberg and many others.

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"I’m constantly asked, not just what better business looks like, but also how to make it happen. The Compass is a fantastic, practical approach to understanding the role your business should be playing in bringing about a healthy economy."

Tom Rippin, Founder and CEO of On Purpose

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"The Compass for Regenerative Business is the antidote to our current predicament, and a path to a healthier, more hopeful, just and Regenerative future. The vision it sets out is systemic and provides a roadmap for companies - and institutions - that are willing to take sustainability to the next level, and interested in delivering transformational change."

Tracey Osborne, Founder of the Centre for Climate Justice and Academic at University of California


The Compass includes more than 100 data points that will help you assess your practices and move closer to regenerative impact.

We have divided the methodology into 5 toolkits for ease of use. You can browse through the 5 principles below and download your assessment for each section.

The Compass will soon be available as an online tool allowing you to track and measure your impact virtually.

Each of the 5 sections of the Compass opens with a key question which we invite you to sit quietly with and live. Take a step back and spend as much time as you can embracing what these larger questions mean for you and your business.

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Introduction to the Compass methodology

Welcome to the Compass for Regenerative BusinessMethodology. Get an introduction of the Compass and its principles before getting started with the 5 principles. 

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PURPOSE: Purpose at the core

How does your mission contribute to a better world?

Good companies need a clear social and environmental purpose in place before they can build resilient cultures. 

Action Areas; Culture, Engagement, Governance.

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PLANET: Right Relationship with Nature

How does your work enable living systems to thrive?


Businesses now need to give back more than they take so that we can restore ecosystems and build a regenerative economy. 

Action Areas; Net Zero, Zero Waste, Good Materials, Good Products & Services. 

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PEOPLE: Elevating Human Potential

How do you empower your teams’ fullest potential?

Good businesses place their team’s wellbeing front and centre, are inclusive workspaces, and empower their colleagues. 

Action Areas; Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, Fair Pay, Empowerment.

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PARTNERS: Value for All

How does your company treat its ecosystem partners?

Regenerative businesses recognise shared value: this involves creating healthy supply chains, supporting human rights,  and healthy living standards. 

Action Areas; Fair Value, Modern Slavery, Suppliers, Ethical Technology. 


PLACES: Empowering Places & Communities

How are you supporting your local community to thrive?

Good companies engage with the communities companies are part of, and recognising each place in its own unique way. 

Action Areas; Marketplace Ethics, Community Impact, Fair Tax, Biodiversity.

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Regenerative businesses have a holistic approach encompassing a 360° degree perspective:


1. Do more good

2. See themselves as part of Earth’s living systems

3. Consider their company as a living system with an evolutionary purpose

4. Adopt a collaborative value-for-all mindset

5. Think long-term as custodians of future generations

6. Challenge the status quo disrupting traditional way of doing business

7. Respect locality including community, biodiversity, bio-regions and culture

8. Foster empowered participation, equity, and redistribution

9. Embrace qualitative and systemic transformation. 


Have you ever wondered about the impact potential of your business?


Businesses pass through three main developmental stages on the path to a Regenerative and Equitable economy: “Do Less Harm”, “Do No Harm”, “Restorative” and “Regenerative and Equitable”.


The fourth developmental field of “Regenerative and Equitable” is where Regenerative businesses exist, at the cutting edge. This field represents a critical shift in mindset away from previous models of business which were designed to extract resources and exploit humans.

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Everyone talks about sustainability but putting theory into practice requires guidance and expertise.


Being future-fit goes beyond being responsible. It is the only way for your company to be on top of its game and survive.

Investing today into what matters is the only way for your company to thrive in a few years' time. We believe most of the late players will either disappear or pay the high cost of transformation.

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Being future-fit goes beyond being responsible. It is the only way for your company to be on top of its game, survive, and thrive.

Investing today into what matters is the only way for your company to keep thriving in a few years' time. We believe most of the late players will either disappear or pay the high cost of transformation.

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