What is Regenerative Marketing?

Marketing practices which nurture communities and build local prosperity over the long term.  The outcomes of regenerative marketing include value creation for customers, employees, and local communities. 

Regenerative marketing must – by definition – build community wealth.

About Us

Philip Kotler


Dr. Philip Kotler is considered one of the great business thinkers of the past century. Known as “The Father of Modern Marketing,” he has distinguished himself on many levels. He is an innovative thought leader, a revered educator, an accomplished author of over 80 books, well-traveled speaker, social activist, and trusted consultant to the world’s most recognized corporate brands.

Prof. Kotler is Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the author of Marketing Management (1967), now in its 14th edition and considered to be the definitive treatment of the discipline. His latest books cover topics such as brand activism, confronting capitalism, the challenges of democracy, and advancing the Common Good. He is also the co-founder of The Wicked7 Project, a research project dedicated to mapping the world’s most urgent problems.

Christian Sarkar

Co-Founder and CEO (Chief Ecosystem Officer)

Christian Sarkar is an author, entrepreneur, artist, and consultant. He is the founder of Double Loop Marketing LLC, a marketing consultancy. As the co-founder (with Philip Kotler) and editor of The Marketing Journal, he continuously scours the world of marketing for new insights and next practices. He is also the founder of Ecosystematic, an ecosystem strategy company.

He is involved in numerous non-profit and public-education projects, including The Wicked7 Project, ActivistBrands.com, FIXCapitalism.com, and the $300 House Project. In 2021 Christian was named to the Thinkers50 Radar of global management thinkers primarily for his work on brand activism.

Enrico Foglia

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Enrico Foglia is a consultant, marketer, and speaker, based in Rome. A mechanical engineer with a passion for marketing, he has worked for the biggest multinational companies such GM, Bristol Myers Squibb, Procter& Gamble, L’Oréal, Augusta Westland, PosteItaliane and many other.

He is also the managing director of Kotler Impact, Europe.


From transactions to deep trust

The traditional “go-to-market” approach we’ve used for the past 100 years is about building a product and taking it to market based on a customer value-proposition.

Because the business is built on the volume of its transactions, the business does not focus on long-term community relationships.

In fact, it is often at odds with community aspirations, and must play “nice” by being a good corporate citizen – via csr and public relations

In issue after issue, the data is clear: deep trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations.

Total return to shareholders in deep trust organizations is almost three times higher than the return in low trust organizations.

The Regenerative Marketing Institute will create a research agenda starting with local, community-based initiatives to explore and develop practical knowledge on regenerative marketing – principles, frameworks, emerging practices, and case studies – from around the world.


The Regenerative Marketing Institute brings together community leaders, business executives, non-profit and institutional experts, along with marketing thought-leaders, professionals, and practitioners, to:

  • Learn about emerging practices in regenerative marketing
  • Establish a research agenda to discover and promote regenerative impact
  • Develop a practical, regenerative marketing framework for use by communities and institutions
  • Interview regenerative marketing leaders and explore the challenges they face
  • Examine and understand the specific factors that contribute to improving the effectiveness of regenerative marketing strategy and execution
  • Develop recommendations for creating and sustaining a regenerative marketing shift within your organization
  • Foster discussion of lessons learned from the field
  • Analyze and comment on news related to regenerative marketing
  • Create a framework for measuring regenerative marketing performance criteria
  • Nurture a worldwide community of regenerative marketing professionals



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