The Regenerative Society Foundation is an international organization that will guarantee governance to Regeneration 20|30 for a medium-long term period. The foundation is co-chaired by Andrea Illy (Chairman, illycaffè & Co-founder, Fondazione Ernesto Illy) and Jeffrey D. Sachs (President, UN SDSN) and led by the founders: Davide Bollati (Chairman, Davines Group), Maria Paola Chiesi (Shared Value & Sustainability Director,Chiesi Group), Oscar Di Montigny ( Chief Innovation, Sustainability and Value Strategy Officer, Banca Mediolanum & President, Flowe), Eric Ezechieli & Paolo Di Cesare (Co-founders, Nativa), Francesco Mutti (CEO, Mutti) and Raimondo Orsini (Director, Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile).

From left to right: Davide Bollati (Davines Group), Eric Ezechieli (Nativa), Raimondo Orsini (Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile), Andrea Illy (Fondazione Ernesto Illy), Maria Paola Chiesi (Chiesi Group), Francesco Mutti (Mutti) and Oscar Di Montigny (Banca Mediolanum).

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the transformation of the society thanks to regenerative economy and to accelerate the transition from the present economic, social and cultural extractive model - based on industrial growth - to a regenerative and circular model. In such a society, the primary purpose of human activities and, in particular, of business and economic activities is to pursue the priority goal of caring for individuals and for the communities they belong to, contributing to the happiness of each individual and of the collectivity as a whole.

The Foundation promotes:

social and economic values and practices inspired by sustainable development principles, that aim at regeneration beyond sustainability;

the dissemination of regenerative economic paradigms and business models that can act as a positive inspiration;

inclusive leadership programs and activities specifically aimed at improving people's happiness and well-being; 

activities and concrete solutions that contribute to reducing the impacts of the climate crisis; 

rigorous standards to measure the generated value in social, economic and environmental terms.  

The Foundation core activities will include R&D (scientific research to identify systems which can be regenerated, and how, while developing technology for regeneration and circularity) and knowledge transfer (scientific, technological, and business knowledge transfer to create new regenerative business models). Supporting activities will be advocacy & promotion, and education.

To do this, the Foundation will establish public/private partnerships with the most prestigious universities in the scientific and economic fields, governmental, non-governmental and financial institutions, and the leading international research centers.