The Nature of Business Forum, 2019

Our "The Nature of Business" Forum will count with the participation of an extrordinary lineup of world renowned business leaders, who will enlighten us with lessons that can be learnt from nature in order to improve our organizational structures.

Mark this day in your calendar: 6 February 2019 at Parlatino, Panamá.

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Who We Are

Geoversity is an ecosystem of leaders and organizations collaborating in the pursuit of breakthroughs in human design, enterprise, and creative expression, inspired by Nature.

The Geoversity secretariat is administered by Earth Train Foundation, a U.S. public educational charity, and Fundación Earth Train, a not-for-profit foundation based in the Republic of Panama.

Vision

Biocultural renewal: Geoversity wants to bring about a popular shift in worldview, moving away from values and practices that set humankind apart from nature, toward a fully evolved oneness with nature.

Our core strategic values are:

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Diversity

Continual enrichment of the biocultural, generational and operational diversity of the Geoversity ecosystem.

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Cooperation

Promoting networking, joint venture development and learning between alliance members and collaborators.

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Emergence

Go beyond problem-solving to focus on transformative breakthroughs.

Geoversity: Strategic Planning and Start-Up February 26, 2016
In September 2016, Dr. David Ricketts, Innovation Fellow, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), published a report called "Geoversity: Strategic Planning and Start-Up February 26, 2016". You can view and download it here.
Geoversity: Strategic Planning and Start-Up February 26, 2016

"... a glimpse into the rich potential of this unusual community of purpose."

- Nathan Gray, Geoversity secretariat.

Check out our Geoversity Startup Report 2016-2017 here.

Programs

We pursue our mission through teamwork in three related areas of innovation:

Ecological Research and Service

We are developing land conservancy models that ensure:

  • the conservation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems
  • scientific field research
  • sustainable communities and enterprise
  • the honoring of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • public-private sector collaboration in the management of protected areas

Designing with Nature

We engage accomplished designers, builders, and artists in the design and prototyping of structures, engineered solutions and art that:

  • adopt Nature’s 3.8 billion years of evolutionary R&D (Biomimicry)
  • celebrate natural materials
  • ensure a connectedness to and harmony with nature

Geoversity Design is a market oriented initiative of Geoversity’s Designing with Nature program; including creative bamboo play and building events (BambooGanza).

 

Leadership and Learning

We conduct and support research and learning with thought leaders and top talent in business, science, education and the arts -always enriched with dialogue and total immersion in cultural and biological diversity.

 

Events

The Nature of Business Forum

at the Parlatino, Republic of Panama

February 6th, 2019

The founders of Geoversity, the directors of Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Panama (EO) and the Ministry of Environment MiAmbiente - in collaboration with APEDE and the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) - invite you to participate in Geoversity’s The Nature of Business Panama Forum at the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) on 6 February, 2019.

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The Nature of Business (NoB19): Designing with Nature

A Geoversity Executive Program

Join us for the third of three annual programs where we gain practical insights from nature that help drive businesses to new levels of performance. Participate in a one day educational program at Panama City and a three day immersion program in the jungle at Centro Mamoni in the Mamoni Valley Preserve. Sign up at info@geoversity.org to receive the latest news on the conference.

Learn more about The Nature of Business program.

 

1st Trans Continental Expedition

A Geoversity Field Expeditions itinerary

For the first time in modern history, an international team of explorers will traverse remote areas of Panama, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, in only four days. A media team will follow the expedition all the way from the dry and deforested Pacific side of the isthmus, through the Mamoní Valley Preserve —in restauration thanks to a Geoversity initiative— and through the lush Guna territory, until they reach the Caribbean coast of Panama. The documentary is expected to show how causes and effects of climate change are perceived by the participants as they mountain bike over dusty hills, hike and river raft in the rainforest, and paddle through mangroves.

Learn more about the Expedition program.

 

Join Us

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Private Sector & Public Institutions

Companies often engage through Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and events or longer lasting joint-ventures.

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Volunteering and Learning Opportunities

Students, youth leaders and experienced professionals of all ages can enroll in our Biocultural Volunteering and Internship Program (BVIP).

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Development Cooperation

The Geoversity secretariat hosts and promotes international and grassroots development initiates that are models of collaboration in the service of the Geoversity mission.

Contact the Geoversity secretariat via email at: for more information about joining.