The Regenerative Economy Lab (REL) takes a systems based approach to stewarding regenerative economic and social systems that promote a vibrant future for keystone ecosystems globally and the communities that live within. We achieve this through close partnerships with local and organizational leaders, systems analysis, strategic planning, business planning, capacity strengthening, and systems financing with blended capital approaches. The REL team and partners are working to design, through regional projects, the processes and models to actualize at scale regenerative economies that support the vitality, diversity, and wisdom of ecosystems, culture, and people on the planet.


The challenges society faces are recognized to be more systemic in nature, requiring holistic thinking and collaboration of multiple parties to create truly effective solutions. Systems innovation addresses such complexity through an evidence-based and participatory process.


Osa Peninsula Regenerative Economy, Costa Rica – Strengthening of governance and project capacity and connecting projects to resources to enable a thriving ecosystem, community, culture, and regenerative economy.

Bahia Santa Elena Blue Economy, Costa RicaDevelopment of a master blue economy business plan for a network of coastal community businesses in the La Cruz Cantón, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. A project of Costa Rica Forever and the Waitt Foundation.

PACIFICO Foundation Development of PACIFICO’s Strategic Business Plan to create a permanent platform for effective financing for integrated marine-coastal ecosystem management in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

Coiba-Malpelo Swimway Financial Sustainability Plan –Development of a financial sustainability plan for PACIFICO Foundation that would enable permanent financing for conservation and blue economy activities within the marine territory between Coiba island in Panama to Malpelo island in Colombia.