A regenerative economy depends on regenerative businesses that are restoring, renewing and revitalising the planet and the communities that they operate within so that everyone is ‘growing well’ in a balanced, sustainable way.
By realising Good Dividends we can move towards good growth.
Businesses have the potential to be the greatest mechanism on the planet to enhance humanity if they can do this profitably and generate dividends for all their stakeholders. Good Dividends is a concept of how businesses can be a force for good in the world by incorporating purpose into the core of the business and linking it to social impact and an organisation’s business model.
Business value can be created by being purpose-led and engaging with 6 Good Dividends: Planet-Community, Reputation-Brand, Finance, Operations, Innovation and People.
The Good Dividends business model also supports the building of a learning organisation, which can provide a sustainable competitive advantage.
We believe sustainability alone is not enough as sustainability us giving back only what we take.
In contrast, regenerative means giving back much more than we take.
Good Dividends is an international and inter-disciplinary initiative of 18 academics and organisational leaders. Led by Professor Steve Kempster, the central ideas have been tested and refined in partnership with QuoLux™ and the Regenerative Alliance.
The Good Dividends initiative is also a positive response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The ideas have been made available for business leaders to realise Good Dividends through the development of Good Dividends digital tools and a complementary set of programs – purpose-led leadership and purpose-led business.
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