locally-led regenerative economies
Experimenting and learning our way to a more regenerative and inclusive economy, together.
Local economies are often over looked and undervalued in the power they have to create and direct their own economic futures.
We partner with local leaders and organisations to explore all that a community has at its disposal to redirect a local economy. We design and create responses to strengthen existing business and entrepreneurial environment and cultivate new environments.
We believe economic participation is an enabler for a range of positive individual & societal outcomes, including physical & mental health, wellbeing, community connectedness, and increased economic independence
Our goal is sustained community prosperity, achieved by utilising local assets to create business, jobs and potential new industries, with people and planet at the heart.
Why locally-led regenerative economies?
Our current economic system isn’t built to share prosperity. Decades of wealth creation has been concentrated with a small minority of shareholders as inequality continues to grow.
Today many Australian communities are experiencing economic transitions with limited tools or successful roadmaps. These transitions include moving away from emission intensive industries, manufacturing that was once the life blood of communities leaving creating unemployment, and communities severely affected by natural disasters.
What would it look like for local leaders to feel empowered, to take back control, understand their local assets and drive for real local economic change that lifts ‘all boats’ and protects our planet? What is the role of business and finance, cross-sector collaboration, policy and regulation? And how could this be locally led? These are some of the questions we are actively asking as we embark on this work.