The Regenerative Society Foundation is a non-profit organization, incorporated in Italy as a 'fondazione di partecipazione' (participatory foundation), including international founders and board members, engaged in promoting the transformation of the society towards a regenerative socio-economic model. The foundation counts on a unique multilateral coalition of global leaders from all paths and regions, made of entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics, spiritual leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the civil society, which represents one of its strengths and uniqueness.


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 its 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), Giancarlo Fonseca (Head of Distribution Italy, Lombard Odier Investment Managers), Francesco Mutti (CEO, Mutti), and Raimondo Orsini (Director, Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile).


Several companies and organizations support the foundation from all over the world, as well as public/private partners like the most prestigious universities in the scientific and economic fields, governmental, non-governmental and financial institutions, and the leading international research centres.

The first Founders in Parma, September 2020

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).


We are a coalition of global leaders and, as human being and change makers, we commit to act as a regenerative force for society and nature. Human activities and businesses should create conditions conducive to life, respect human dignity, and reignite trust in society. 

Our purpose is to strive with compassion, wisdom, and encourage building a new era by 2030. Happiness and human well-being will be the core economic and political drivers globally. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be fully achieved, and we will have taken radical action to tackle the climate crisis.


Our mission is to promote the transition to a regenerative socio-economic model, meant as a paradigm shift towards bio-driven sustainability. Its macro-objective for 2030 is to develop and institutionalize a regenerative economy.

Our activity will be tightly connected to the official mechanisms and processes of the United Nations, the FAO, the Convention on Biological Diversity, Conference of the Parties (COP) and the European Green Deal. Regeneration will connect with UNSDSN and other SDG driven tools to help move the global community towards the SDGs, Paris Agreement, and so forth, in an effort to make these imperfect global processes work as well as possible.



The foundation's legal documents are available in Italian at the following links: