Founded in 2017, reNATUREecology is a mission-driven impact upstart to conserve natural resources, restore ecosystems, protect biodiversity, enable ecological resilience, and regenerate natural systems across Southeast Asia.

Advocating the convergence of traditional ecological stewardship, science-based initiatives, place-based design, nature-based solutions, and ecological democracy…is a compelling testament for a nature-positive world that is at once ecologically sustainable, socio-environmentally just, and inspired by sense-of-place. It is a Southeast Asian model deriving from the ecological connection between the indigenous cultures and their landscapes, and how it can form the foundation for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.

"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. Earth is the one thing we all have in common—let’s protect it, together. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organisations and individuals."

— Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

reNATUREecology is a circular-conservation impact upstart, now based in Singapore with on-the-ground grassroot conservation network in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Andaman-Nicobar, Solomon, and Palau; enacting Southeast Asia’s ambitious collective action for conservation and restoration.

Revenue-for-impact adopted by reNATUREecology means with at least 70% of revenue and values-based contribution invested in ecological conservation-restoration initiatives. It is a paradigm shift to generate scalable impact over accumulating private profit. Revenues and values-based contributions are assigned in three interconnected segments – 30% for sustaining and incentivising collaboration; 15% to operationalising ecological innovation; 55% to implementing conservation-restoration action.

Five major spheres of combined twenty-eight initiatives are being generated by reNATUREecology, an accelerator for committed individuals, enterprises, and organizations to converge resources in enacting nature-positive economy and mainstreaming nature-based solutions in Southeast Asia.

Our collaboration approach is inspired by the ecological stewardship and convergence; rooted in deep ecology with an underpinning that all species have natural rights, and that we have an ethical role to ensure that our disruptive actions do not destruct their evolutionary potential. And it is infused with a sense of empathy and justice for all indigenous peoples.

reNATUREecology partners with the indigenous peoples, local governments, local aristocrats, local leaders, local municipalities, homegrown enterprises, and native communities to regenerate conservation economy enabled by the partners of thirty nine regenerative enterprises; across the Mekong river, Cardamom mountains, Ha Long bay, Tonle Sap freshwater, Quang Binh province, Arakan mountains, Shan hills, Borneo island, Salween river, Irrawaddy river, Chiang Mai province, Chiang Rai province, Chao Phraya river, Khorat plateau, Tenasserim range, Mindanao island, Luzon island, Maluku archipelago, Java island, Titiwangsa mountains, Lake Toba, Java island, Bangka-Belitung Islands, Sulawesi island, Sumatra island, Bali-Lombok-Sumbawa islands, Lao Cai province, Nghe An province, Palawan archipelago, Timor island, Visayas archipelago, Mindoro island, Papua island, Riau archipelago, Malay Peninsula, Andaman-Nicobar archipelago, Palau archipelago, Solomon archipelago, and Perak.

"Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority. By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited... The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. "

— Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft

The new growth story of the 21st century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a sustainable and inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to rise. It is time for a collective shift to an ecological economic model.

Conservation Economy could create US$450 billion a year by 2050
Circular Economy could unlock US$4.5 trillion in global growth by 2030
New Nature Economy could generate up to US$10 trillion in business value yearly
New Climate Economy could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits by 2030

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10 September 2020
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3 February 2021
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3 June 2021
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29 June 2021
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