Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is that we wish to respond to the basic needs of all with what is locally available. We embrace innovative business models that generate multiple benefits, increasing productivity while generating jobs.
The ZERI Foundation is since 2001 a Network, and it serves as an antenna in the world economy identifying the high growth industries of the next decade. When there is a crisis, many businesses suffer, but some thrive. Which are the ones that are the job providers of the future? Which are the innovations that will change the business models? Which new business models change the rules of the game?
With contacts on four continents, with nearly 200 projects that have demonstrated over the past 20 years where the opportunities are, ZERI offers insights to government on which sectors to attract, to companies which market niches to focus on, and to communities how to secure the continued build-up of social capital. We do this through a scan - identifying all opportunities, a screen - narrowing these down to the ones everyone agrees on, and a decision to implement. We have a deep ethical commitment to open source since we believe one cannot convert solutions for a better world into proprietary know-how that is protected by non-disclosure agreements.
Blue Economy is ZERI’s philosophy in action.
Blue Economy is where the best for health and the environment is cheapest and the necessities for life are free thanks to a local system of production and consumption that works with what you have.
"Innovative business models" are capable of bringing competitive products and services to the market responding to basic needs while building social capital and enhance mindful living in harmony with nature's evolutionary path.
"Competitiveness” is harnessing and optimizing the innate virtues and values connecting untapped local potential - like a natural system, where the seeds lie fallow only to sprout with amazing vigor at the first rain unleashing joy and happiness as the conditions for mind full-living are met in balance and in harmony.