In the complex and challenging world we live in, it may be tempting not to act due to “paralysis by analysis” or because issues loom too large. However, positive action is indeed possible. RESOLVE is a Washington, D.C. based NGO that helps forge sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed. In this session one of their initiatives, Regeneration, is examined with the expectation that Forum participants may contribute their thoughts and perhaps help launch new ones:
- Launched in November 2021 by RESOLVE, with an initial investment and partnership agreement with Rio Tinto, Regeneration is a restoration and mining start-up social enterprise, structured as a public benefit corporation (B-Corp).
- Regeneration’s social purpose is to restore and renew biological and ecological systems such as forests, streams, and wetlands through full value mining and other regenerative methods; supply materials for the energy transition, green tech and sustainable brands; create and trade biodiversity and carbon credits; and utilize other strategies that benefit communities and the environment through the regeneration of natural resources.
- It targets legacy sites, those closed and managed by operating mining companies, where its goal is to exceed closure commitments, and abandoned, orphaned mine sites