Please note that we have registered a new organization, the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions (CRCS), for the purposes of obtaining 501c3 status. The CRCS will eventually take over the majority of our nonprofit activities.

In the meantime, the Center for Leadership in Sustainability (CLS) serves as a vehicle for managing a number of related projects and initiatives, most of which also have their own sites. Please use the links provided to access these sites.

Both Centers are NJ nonprofits. The CLS is the parent organization for the Sustainable Leadership Forum, a membership and peer networking organization that meets monthly for in-depth discussions, coordinates volunteer activities, and sponsors innovative projects; and the Sustainable Haiti Coalition, which offers a suite of sustainable solutions for Haiti and assists companies and individuals looking to contribute to its long term sustainable reconstruction.

Both organizations also support the development of the NJ PACE Program a statewide municipal Property Assessed Clean Energy funding program for New Jersey; and of Regenerative Community Ventures, Inc., a social enterprise affiliated with Unified Field Corporation, which has developed a new model for sustainable community development.

The CLS was previously also the fiscal sponsor for theĀ Sustainable Business Accelerator, founded at Fairleigh Dickinson University as the Sustainable Business Incubator in 2007, and which is now administratively independent while remaining affiliated with the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at FDU.

The CLS also includes the programs and assets of the Center for Business Excellence, founded in 2004, whose archived sites can be found here and here. The CBE played a role in facilitating numerous conversations, including those giving rise to the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It also conducted a major study on social enterprise models entitled “Beyond Philanthropy.” We have migrated to the new organization for two main reasons: (1) we plan to apply for 501c3 status, and it’s easier to do with a new organization than with one that’s been operating for several years without applying for it; (2) the programs we’re now focusing on have more to do with sustainability than with traditional CSR, so the name reflects more clearly our focus.

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