JOIN THE TRIBE OF REGENERATORS
We showcase regenerative pioneers for their exceptional work while encouraging changemakers to join their path.
We believe everyone can be a changemaker and make a difference. We recognize the need for you to link up and lift up with other peers to foster your impact. Wherever you are on the journey, we are here to empower you.
By joining the Regenerators Tribe, you get access to the know-how, tools, peer-to-peer support, and insights from Pioneers you need to make positive impacts on the world.
Regen Pioneers are entrepreneurs, practitioners, community mobilizers, and social justice leaders dedicating their lives to empowering a new way of doing.
Regen Pioneers are at the cutting edge of changemaking and disruption driving systemic change. They are co-creating regenerative and equitable solutions in service to nature, people and communities.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Regen Pioneers commit to the 5Ps values of the Positive Compass and;
1. Climate Positive, Net-Zero & Beyond
2. Plastic-free, with Good Materials & Packaging
3. Net Positive Impact, leading a Solutions Economy and protecting Biodiversity
4. Slavery-free, protecting children & defending Human Rights
5. Empowered Teams, putting people, diversity & wellbeing at the centre
6. Fair Tax, paying our fair share & being transparent
GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE REGEN PIONEERS
TESSA CLARKE & SAASHA CELESTIAL-ONE - OLIO
Tessa was raised on a dairy farm in North Yorkshire, where she learned about the effort that goes into producing the food we eat. Saasha is the daughter of Iowa hippy entrepreneurs who made a living salvaging and reselling people’s unwanted items who taught her that one man’s rubbish is another’s treasure. When Tessa and Saasha met in 2002, they lamented the fact that sharing food had become weirder than wasting it. They created OLIO to connect neighbours with each other and local businesses so surplus food (and household items) could be shared, not thrown away.
DERIN OYEKAN - REEL PAPER
Derin grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Since childhood, Derin has had a fascination with how things work and how to make them work better. Over the years, Derin supported numerous start-up companies that shared his passion for innovation and improving others' lives. His early life experiences inspired the multi-faceted giveback that we provide with every sale of our 100% bamboo toilet paper.
Reel Paper is made of 100% bamboo, making it the most sustainable, eco-friendly toilet paper on the market.
FARAH ASEMI - ECOFLEET
In 2017, Farah was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis – a chronic pulmonary disease manifested by inflamed and damaged airways, causing loss of lung function brought on by the acute air pollution in her beloved hometown, London. Farah founded Ecofleet after learning that the logistics and delivery industries were a disproportionate contributor - causing 30% of Nitrogen oxide pollution. Supporting London’s target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, Ecofleet offers a zero-emission last-mile delivery service on cargo bikes.
ANDREW HUNT - ADUNA
Aged 24, Andrew had somehow found himself living in a state of extreme physical anxiety and self-loathing. Fortunately, he was invited to go to the Gambia to volunteer with local farmers. He realized he could make a difference by supporting them with his skills as an entrepreneur. So he launched Aduna - meaning ‘life’ or ‘world’ in Wolof embracing a beautiful philosophy of how we should live our lives here on earth. Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand and social business. Aduna makes delicious, nutritious food and drinks powered by the African superfood, Baobab, boosting health while creating sustainable livelihoods for rural households.
REBECCA TREVELYAN - LIBRARY OF THINGS
Rebecca, Emma, and Sophia started the LoT in 2014. All having small flats, they realised how ridiculous it was to keep buying large items that they hardly ever used and had nowhere to store. Inspired by similar ventures in Berlin and Toronto, they started testing out the idea in their local library in West Norwood, later expanding into Crystal Palace. Library of Things is a social enterprise that helps people save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out useful items like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from local spaces – and by helping neighbours share practical skills.
WILLIAM PEARSON - OCEAN BOTTLE
William was traveling in Colombia and found rivers choking with plastic. After these encounters, he felt compelled to take action. He started doing research learning that 22 million kilograms of plastic pour into the ocean every single day. After noticing that consumers wanted to be empowered to make positive choices and be part of the solution, he started working on Ocean Bottle.Ocean Bottle produces reusable water bottles out of plastic waste. With the sale of every Ocean Bottle 11.4kg of plastic (equivalent of 1000 ocean-bound plastic bottles) is collected in impoverished coastal communities where plastic pollution is worst.
SARA ROBERTS - HEALTHY NIBBLES
Sara was at her father's hospital bedside. Hungry at 3 am, the only food she could find was in a vending machine serving the usual selection of crisps, chocolate bars, and fizzy drinks. Right next to the machine a poster warned ‘diabetes and obesity kill’. And so the crumbs of an idea became the UK’s award-winning answer to healthy-snacking. Healthy Nibbles are committed to enabling healthier choices, providing an opportunity for people to make positive lifestyle choices beginning with their health.
RYAN ROBINSON - AEROPOWDER
Ryan is a biological scientist by training. He has a background in space physiology as well as the effects of air pollution in the lungs. He co-founded AeroPowder with Elena Dieckmann focusing their attention on creating a more sustainable world, one feather at a time.AeroPowder provides alternative thermal packaging options with its first product, Pluumo, designed to replace expanded polystyrene used during food deliveries.
MAAYKE AIMEE DAMEN - EXCESS MATERIAL EXCHANGE
Maayke's and her co-founder Christian’s passion for sustainability led them to found the Excess Materials Exchange focusing on the development of a worldwide inclusive Circular Economy. As part of the Singularity University she got inspired about the potential exponential technologies hold in our transition towards a new economy.Excess Materials Exchange (EME), is a digital marketplace where companies can exchange excess materials with each other where excess materials can be tracked using digital and RFID technology.
GUS BARTHOLOMEW - SUPPLYCOMPASS
Gus and Flora spent two years living and working in India before building the foundations of SupplyCompass. They worked with manufacturers in India and across South East Asia, visiting more than 300 factories, mills and farms, to ensure their software took into account the specific needs of manufacturers while providing the fashion brands with greater equity to the relationship.Supply Compass is enabling fashion brands and their network of manufacturers to seamlessly manage orders, product development, sourcing, sampling, and production – together in one single platform.
YASMIN HALAI-CARTER - ETHSTAT
Yasmin co-founded Ethstat in 2003 to create a business that benefits the people who work in it, the planet and wider society. Ethstat Ethical Stationery is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise Cooperative delivering products and services to businesses. They supply all the goods and services companies need to run their offices, with a supply chain brimming with social and environmental good. All the profits from their trading fund community solutions to local problems ranging from ending homelessness to supporting families with dementia.
RICK MOWER - RAW WORKSHOP
Rick clearly brings his whole self to work, and has taken life’s curveballs and turned them into an incredibly human and planet focused business. His personal experiences with life’s darker side, and subsequent recovery, plus his unwanted success in his previous corporate career have all taught him that partnership, ripping-up accepted thinking and allyship, are all the keys to success. Raw Workshop makes high-quality furniture and delivers class-leading commercial services while hiring and changing the lives of people with mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, criminal records, adverse childhoods, low self-esteem and refugee background.
HUGO SPOWERS - RIVERSIMPLE
After participating in the development of the Morgan LIFEcar sports car project, Hugo founded Riversimple as a pioneering hydrogen fuel cell car. The company pursues “the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport”. Powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the Riversimple car is a unique innovation. Riversimple has also innovated the classic ownership model. It envisages a world where no one owns a car. In this sense, Riversimple’s model is fully circular. The company owns whilst the user rents cars which are built for life. Earth custodians sit on the board.
GALIA ORNE - CHOC CHICK
Galia has always been a fan of chocolate. She set up Choc Chick to promote the benefits of raw chocolate. Galia’s mission is to create a slavery-free world, putting ethics at the core of her business and inspiring others.
Choc Chick offers the finest raw, organic cacao - sourced from South American cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru, where suppliers meet the very highest standards.
JAMIE MILLER - BIOMIMICRY FRONTIERS
Jamie is a nature-based designer and expert in biomimicry, biophilia and ecological engineering. Focused on our response to a changing climate. He has a strong media and communication background with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Environmental Engineering from University of Guelph.
He founded Biomimicry Frontiers consultancy to help landowners and businesses make smart decisions that lead to environmental and economic sustainability through his expertise in biomimicry, biophilia, and ecological engineering.
GINA BADENOCH - CAPAXIA
Gina’s passion is for showcasing and supporting diverse talents. After teaching photography to blind people, Gina wanted to help others recognize the beauty of diversity while helping companies foster intersectionality.
Capaxia helps build bridges and gives a voice to those who are not being seen for their potential.