In Old Icelandic, “hagrað” meant “wise counsel”.
These days, Hagrað is a team of consultants advising institutions on transformation of their practices towards Earth regeneration.
The Hagrað Vision: Making Peace with the Earth
Hagrað provides clients with a comprehensive approach, from benchmarking the starting point against evidence-informed good practices to designing contextualized regenerative solutions.
Rethinking mobility, waste management and architecture in a city? Reimagining an industrial supply chain to replace unsustainable raw materials with regenerative alternatives? Reshaping rural spaces around regenerative agriculture, decentralized energy and new patterns of employment?
We can help you invent it.
Hagrað’s consulting services are supplemented by on-the-ground training to integrate transformation into institutional reality.
Working with its partner universities and international network of associated consultants, Hagrað offers three levels of training:
- Short courses introducing, over 1 to 3 days, the concepts and methods of regeneration.
- In-depth institutional capacity-building, involving 6 3-day interventions over 6 months.
- Bespoke training for the specific needs of any institution.
Headline Project: the Earth Pass
Despite international commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, there is a fundamental mismatch between financial flows and development needs. Investment migration is a lever to address this problem.
Hagrað has developed the innovative Earth Pass scheme, which mobilizes the notion of jus doni to achieve regeneration by realigning finance with development.
Participant States provide investors with an Earth Pass, granting nationality or residence) conditional on consistency of investor mobility with specified regenerative goals monitored by transparent, certified methods.
PHGD holds a 53.7% equity stake in Hagrað and PHGD Chairman John Crowley is also Chairman of Hagrað.
Patrick Degeorges, Hagrað Director of Research and Innovation, is a special advisor on sustainability to the Commissariat-General for Strategy and Foresight in Paris and an associate researcher at the Michel Serres Institute in Lyon, Patrick spent 10 years in charge of biodiversity and climate policy innovation in the French Environment Ministry. He currently designs new ecological accounting frameworks and mapping tools to connect sustainable forms of governance with innovative business models for natural capital management activities.
Hagrað’s international network of knowledge partners also includes the Club of Rome; the Institut Michel Serres, Lyon; the UNESCO BRIDGES programme – Environmental humanities for resilience; the University of Basel; BRAC University; the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences – Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology; the World Academy of Arts and Sciences – Global leadership programme.