SEED Center

Mission

To catalyze economic and enterprise development that stewards human and natural resources through research, teaching and community partnerships.

Welcome to the SEED Center!

As the founding director, I am thrilled to introduce a new center in the Regis University College of Business and Economics that joins a family of centers on campus to promote the economic, social, and environmental health of communities in our region, our state, our nation, and beyond.

SEED is inspired by Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, written by Pope Francis as an urgent call to address the dire consequences of climate change around the world. Our mission is to catalyze economic and enterprise development that stewards natural and human resources through research, teaching and community partnerships. The center will foster the merger of Regis resources with community needs through featured speakers, colloquia, and community roundtables. We will provide a hub of sustainability information for our Regis family as well as for our community partners through our website, blog, Facebook page, and faculty sustainability directory. You can be sure we will reach out for your participation as we get these projects under way. So, stay tuned for the launch of these and other initiatives as the semester continues.

The SEED center is one example of exciting changes taking place at Regis in recent history. We join a brand new College of Business and Economics, which was founded by Dean Timothy Keane. Our new Provost Janet Houser has infused our faculty with enthusiasm for research and student engagement. And our faculty and staff continue to provide creative, cutting edge opportunities for our students to develop themselves as leaders for others. Our mission as a Jesuit Catholic institution is as vital as ever in the face of contemporary challenges. It is an amazing honor to be a part of such a vibrant community.

Join us in solidarity with Planet Earth!

Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Vision

Climate change and economic inequality interact to present a need to re-envision business as usual. Advancements in renewable energy, intermodal transportation systems, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship are examples of the opportunities that exist for doing well by doing good. Businesses around the world are embracing social responsibility as a cornerstone of the triple bottom line: accounting for the environmental, community and economic benefits of industry. SEED and the College of Business and Economics are redefining business as usual through research and teaching that demonstrates the pathway to successful community centered development focused on the triple bottom line.