CorporateDNA is committed to being a force for good in the world. Our mission is to make transformative impact through humanity, honesty, and purpose. In acting on our deeply held values of social awareness, sustainability, and boldness, we have partnered with TERRAGRN, an organization dedicated to sustainable community-led agroforestry.
Based in Mpumalanga, South-Africa, TERRAGRN is a leading organization in nature-based business, climate resilience, energy diversification, community-centricity, job creation, food security, and achieving sustainability at scale. TERRAGRN’s mission and purpose is to build a commercially viable business in expanding bamboo-based energy solutions (fuel pellets and green hydrogen) as a scientifically backed, high-potential, high-yield alternative to fossil fuel energy. Research consistently shows that the energy yield of bamboo biomass is equal to coal of the highest density, while emitting only a small fraction of carbon that coal produces and producing zero fossil emissions. 1 2 3 4 Bamboo also has the highest growth rate of all tropical plants and is potentially carbon-neutral in its growth and harvest cycle.
The biggest setback to implementing bamboo biofuel as an energy alternative at scale is its availability and operational sustainability – TERRAGRN offers a long-term, economical, equitable, and impactful solution.
TERRAGRN’s purpose is to bring positive impacts on the Climate, Food, Society, and Energy, while delivering acceptable returns to its investors and revenue. TERRAGRN aims to attain 200,000 hectares that will be under sustainable land management with over 200 million plants with species diversity (including rehabilitated mine sites), provide over 50,000 jobs to the local community, sequester over 160+ Million tonnes of CO2 by 2050, and produce thousands of tonnes of diverse food solutions and up to 8 Million tonnes of bamboo fuel sources to be supplied annually to local and international markets.
TERRAGRN’s innovative and winning model is rooted in the deep understanding that the world’s macro problems intersect and interconnect with each other. It understands that lasting transformation and regeneration happens through equitable systems; by empowering and collaborating with the community that owns the land, and winning together in service of the community, the world, and our Earth.
TERRAGRN has made leadership real and is demonstrating that the symbiotic relationship between business and community can truly align profits to planet, people, and products.
CorporateDNA is honored to be a part of TERRAGRN’s mission for climate action, sustainability, and community-centric economic development. As of 2022, Rhea Leckie, CorporateDNA’s CEO & Founder, has joined TERRAGRN as a Strategic Advisor and Board Member. CorporateDNA is a strategic partner in developing and accelerating TERRAGRN’s climate and sustainability journey, committed to finance support and embed regenerative business models to help TERRAGRN achieve breakthrough results and greatness, in service of the extensive good of its goals and impact.
Read more about TERRAGRN here.