Social Impact Postings

Regenerative Earth Summit

At the Regenerative Earth Summit on November 6th and 7th at the University of Colorado in Boulder there will be a focus on soil, climate, and culture.

TRIBALIZE: Regenerative Community Summit II

Tribalize, a new event series focused , is hosting Regenerative Community Summit II in Sebastopol, CA on November 3-5th will convene the critical stakeholders working in the regenerative community sector to amplify the sector trends, best practices and emerging projects therein and to help network the key players and organizations within the movement.

Thank you, Sharifah Taqi, for your contributions to BFI!

BFI extends gratitude to Sharifah Taqi, a long-time staff member who recently moved on from her work with the Institute and the Buckminster Fuller Challenge (BFC) program.

Regenerative Business

Carol Sanford just released a book titled Regenerative Business in which she challenges readers to redesign work in order to cultivate human potential. Sanford demonstrates how today’s “best-practices” end up getting in the way of success. She calls for businesses to be developmental in their approach, inspired by nature’s principles.

GreenWave Wins INDEX Award

This October, 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner GreenWave was selected as the recipient of the international INDEX Award, considered “the Nobel Prize of sustainable design” with a grand prize of £500,000. BFI and the Challenge program are thrilled by this new recognition for GreenWave.

Bhungroo Wins the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

NEW YORK CITY (October 11, 2017) - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Challenge: Bhungroo, a project of the Sustainable Green Initiative Forum (SGIF) in Gujarat State, India. The project was submitted by Trupti Jain and Biplab Ketan Paul, SGIF’s co-founders.


SOCAP17 takes place Oct. 10-13, 2017, in San Francisco, the 10th convening at “the intersection of money + meaning,” as its website reads.

Equator Initiative Winner, Case Studies, and Media

The Equator Prize has celebrated its 2017 winners, highlighting groups around the world that take an integrated approach to increase biodiversity, reduce poverty, and enhance conservation efforts. These local and indigenous groups are exemplars of a holistic approach to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Finalists

NEW YORK CITY - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the six Finalists for the 2017 program cycle. These Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and its grand prize of $100,000.

Register for the 2017 Bioneers Conference

The 2017 Bioneers Conference will be held at the Marin Center in San Rafael, CA this October 19- 23, 2017. For nearly 30 years, this gathering has showcased incredible speakers, including leaders in the environmental, social activism, food justice movements, and many more.