Just Released: The Biomimicry Institute’s Official Annual Report

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“Ethical Markets recommends this important (and beautiful!) report from our colleagues at the Biomimicry Institute.  Especially, watch leader Janine Benyus and her keynote speech to the executives at Esri, the legendary global mapping company and discussion with its founder Jack Dangermond on their visioning the future of ecological metrics!

~Dr. Hazel Henderson, Editor“

Over the past two years, the staff of the Biomimicry Institute has worked to fulfill our vision of empowering people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. We’re excited to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with you, so that you can see the impact we’re having on entrepreneurs, designers, students, and educators.READ THE REPORT

Our Theory of Change

We envision a world in which human design is as good and regenerative as nature itself. Here is how our programs are getting us there:

ACCESS: Learning nature-inspired design should be accessible to all. That’s why we provide high quality materials and services for learning, teaching, and practicing biomimicry such as AskNature.

PRACTICE: Biomimicry is a science AND an art that is best learned by doing. We provide a platform for students and entrepreneurs to practice nature-inspired design with real-world applications by hosting annual challenges like our Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and Youth Design Challenge.

SUPPORT: Around the world, researchers and entrepreneurs are creating sustainable innovations. We help them with mentorship, connections, prize money, and by telling their stories through our Biomimicry Launchpad program. These stories shift our culture.


This work is just beginning, and we hope you’ll continue to be part of the movement.