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Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute

In alignment with Regis University’s Jesuit values, the Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute seeks to foster the development of sustainable economic systems and enterprises honoring humanity and the Earth through education, collaborative scholarship and convening.

Through events, seminars and its unique undergraduate fellowship program, SEED hopes to play a role in co-authoring a new story in which business is a partner in addressing the changes needed for humanity to move toward a thriving planet and flourishing human society.

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Explore Growing Good Business

A podcast showcasing forward-thinking business leaders who are re-creating the business paradigm to honor humanity and our planet’s life support systems.

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Explore Undergraduate Fellowships

A year-long sustainability leadership program that challenges Student Fellows to serve as positive agents of sustainability.

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Explore Faculty Fellowships

SEED Faculty Fellows provide a valuable cross-discipline resource to Anderson College faculty and students.

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Explore SEED Events

Through unique events and programming, the SEED Institute provides opportunities to connect and educate the next generation of sustainable business leaders.

Denver Good Business Week

Denver Good Business Week

Denver Good Business Week is a multi-day, multi-organization event focused on how the private sector can better leverage its assets, systems and activities to create a socially and environmentally sustainable community. And how doing so is just good business.

Changemaker Academy

Changemaker Academy

In collaboration with Elevated Denver and the Institute for Corporate Transformation, SEED introduces Changemaker Academy. This 8-week course equips participants to find opportunities to expand company impact and reveal new approaches for ending homelessness in Denver.

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SEED Funding Research Grant Program
The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. Pope Francis

About the SEED Institute

The SEED Institute draws inspiration from Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home, an encyclical letter written by Pope Francis in May 2015 as an urgent call to address the dire humanitarian consequences of climate change around the world. To this end, the SEED Institute aims to support economic initiatives and enterprises that steward natural and human resources while readying the next generation of business leaders to take on future sustainability challenges.

As one of the world’s most powerful institutions, business has a critical role to play in supporting social and environmental sustainability. As such, SEED aims to catalyze a future of hope, innovation and a new direction for this influential force in society. SEED’s director, Dr. Abby Schneider, believes that business can be a force for good if its lessons on leadership, behavior change and scalable strategies, among others, are used for a higher purpose. As Parker Palmer states in his book Let Your Life Speak, it is possible to conceptualize “another way of doing business, a way that is consensual, cooperative, communal.”

Abigail Schneider Director of SEED Institute
Director, SEED Institute

Help the SEED Institute continue its mission.

By donating to the SEED Institute Fund, you're helping us continue to educate the next generation of business and industry leaders facing the sustainability challenges of our future. Any donation amount is deeply appreciated.