Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute

In alignment with Regis University’s Jesuit values, the Sustainable Economic Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute seeks to foster the development of sustainable economic 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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SEED Events

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

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Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The SEED Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a year-long sustainability leadership program that challenges students to serve as positive agents of sustainability.

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 enterprises that steward natural and human resources while readying the next generation of business leaders to take on future sustainability challenges. 

Due to the power of business, it is possible to draw a causal line from businesses to much of today’s environmental degradation and human inequality. However, SEED aims to catalyze another possible future – one of hope, innovation and a new direction for one of the most influential forces in society. SEED’s director, Dr. Mairi-Jane Fox, believes that because humans designed “business,” we can re-design it to play a critical role in alleviating human suffering and regenerating our planet’s life support systems. 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.” 

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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. Simply click the donation link, select "Donate Now" and choose the SEED Institute Fund from the dropdown list. Any donation amount is deeply appreciated.