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From Degeneration to Regeneration: how to overcome sustainability myths and create thriving pathways

29/04/2021 @ 18:00 - 19:30

The world is facing the severest crisis in human history. From the health pandemic to environmental and economic breakdown – we’re called into being. Beyond the greyness of empty sustainability promises, we find some fresh and vital perspectives for the future of our planet, beyond orthodox economics and traditional mindsets. After his thought-provoking series about today’s ESG reality, Ralph Thurm now turns towards the future with his new book “The Corona Chronicles – Envisioning a New Normal for Regeneration and Thriving”. It is an attempt to re-envision a future in which ecological, social and economic life can thrive again.

This event is part of the #Regenerate21 event series about regenerative answers to the challenges of the 21st century. Read more about our past editions on the Economy of Place and Natural Intelligence!

In his intriguing new book, Ralph Thurm distils decades of experience into a personal account of the systemic challenges our species now faces. The book appears at a moment when our world is in flux – and when a profoundly different geopolitical and macroeconomic order is evolving all around us. None of us has the complete answer to the existential crisis we now face, but The Corona Chronicles is full of pointers as to examples of – and pointers to – emerging solutions – John Elkington

The Corona Chronicles by Ralph Thurm offers both an optimistic outlook onto our contemporary challenges while drawing concrete and hands-on pathways for the regeneration of our planet. The Covid19 crisis could also be understood as an opportunity to stand still and zoom out of the multiple crisis hitting our mental and physical health simultaneously: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis, a biodiversity crisis, and more generally, a crisis of the way we have looked at the world and our future human existence.

How can we, from a currently dominant mechanistic understanding of life, move towards another possible, life-affirming, future? Is it possible to actually re-envision what thriving life could be about? All that, by integrating the forgotten wisdoms of our ancestors, as well as building on millions of years of Natural Intelligence? It is the question of how to move forward in re-fertilising the world’s soils, polluted by hundreds of years of ecocide, alongside colonial heritage and social fragmentation.

During this #Regenerate21 event, Ralph will share with us the main insights from the research he has conducted for The Corona Chronicles, illustrated by concrete examples of regenerative practice. We will take stock of the global sustainability landscape today and dare ask uncomfortable or unusual questions – about how the situation we face looks like and how much more joyful it could become for all forms of life. It will be an occasion to collectively explore wiser pathways that can help restore the world’s damaged habitats, communities and hopes.

Ralph Thurm has leveraged the work of the ThriveAbility Foundation, the Reporting 3.0 Platform, and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR). He was also with Siemens and Deloitte, which allows for a good spectrum of different affiliations that could influence transformational change.

Please register to the event on this page. Following the email confirmation after your sign-up, you will receive the Zoom link a few days ahead of the event.

Details

Date:
29/04/2021
Time:
18:00 - 19:30

Venue

Zoom

Details

Date:
29/04/2021
Time:
18:00 - 19:30

Venue

Zoom

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