The Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute joined the College of Business and Economics at Regis University in July 2016. It is one of the College’s three centers of distinction and is led by founding director Beth Caniglia. SEED promotes the economic, social, and environmental health of communities in our region, our state, our nation, and beyond.


The Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute, housed in the College of Business and Economics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado

The SEED Institute works at the intersection of climate change, urbanization, and inequality to understand and facilitate leverage points to create inclusive, vibrant and resilient cities. Our team of scholars—Director, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, and our team of SEED Fellows—conducts traditional and applied research in the areas of regenerative development, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, health, the human-wildlife interface, food justice and community engagement. Website:


Hunter Lovins & Natural Capitalism Solutions, headquartered in Hygiene, Colorado

Natural Capitalism Solutions’ mission is to empower communities, countries, and companies to implement more regenerative practices profitably. Natural Capitalism is regenerative of human and natural capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and groups, Natural Capitalism Solutions creates innovative, practical tools and implementation strategies for companies, communities and countries. Website:


The Alliance Center located in downtown Denver, Colorado

The Alliance Center works to make sustainability a reality in Colorado and beyond. The organization owns and operates The Alliance Center, a multi-tenant, co-working space and office building, as a center for innovation and collaboration designed to accelerate the sustainability movement in Colorado. The Alliance Center helps its tenants – nonprofit and for profit groups working toward a more sustainable world – to be more effective in their work and also brings the surrounding community into the fold by holding more than 300 events per year. Website:

While we are all located along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, our work in regenerative development is grounded in a much broader community from around the world. In partnership with that international community, we hope to engage you in our on-going effort to elaborate, advocate, implement, and evaluate the transition from urbanization as usual toward the vibrant, inclusive, resilient cities of tomorrow.