Our Mission: To validate, commercialize, and scale regenerative development solutions that lead to more productive, resilient, and healthy communities and ecosystems

Regenerative Impact Ventures (RIV) provides services to advance systemic innovations that address complex global development challenges.

We help public, private, and civic sectors leapfrog siloed investment, design, and planning models and apply holistic and integrated solutions that maximize impact and deliver the best value for capital. With presence in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, we are known for our nimble and needs-based approaches to multi-disciplinary projects and for building lasting relationships with our clients.



Advisory & Analytics 

Guiding optimized planning and investment through data-driven and evidence-based decision support services

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Project Development 

Structuring, designing, and implementing projects and programs that deliver Net Positive impact for communities, investors, and ecosystems

Tech Commercialization 

Partnering with entrepreneurs to develop, validate, commercialize, and scale promising blue-green and cleantech innovations


Innovative Finance

Offering innovative, outcomes-based finance solutions that de-risk and catalyze investment in the circular and regenerative economy

Are you looking to realize ambitious sustainability objectives?

25 years of experience partnering with commercial enterprises and corporations, communities, governments, development agencies, funds, and banks


Facilities we have supported


Utilities we have helped establish or improve performance on


Countries we have had long-term engagements in


Project investment we have helped leverage and scale


Beyond Sustainability and Zero Emissions

RIV is advancing a Climate-Positive approach to community, land use, and economic development. Key principles that guide our approach include:

Systemic & Integrated. We analyze issues holistically and leverage synergies across systems to reduce costs and enhance value creation.

Adaptive & Distributed. We promote agile, distributed, and modular solutions and adapt them to unique cultural and ecological conditions.

Circular & Metabolic. We identify ways to transform waste into renewable assets by managing materials, nutrients, and water within circular metabolic processes. 

Evidence-Based & Outcome-Driven. We utilize science, data and evidence-based validation mechanisms to ensure projects are accurate and accountable.

Regenerative & Net Positive. We strive to not only reduce and eliminate adverse development impacts (net negative, net zero), but to actively generate Net Positive impacts that enrich, restore, and regenerate the productive capacities of underlying support systems.


Regenerative Landscapes, Watersheds & Coastal Zones

We provide integrated land use, water resource, and regenerative agriculture planning services across scales. We have 20 years of experience developing nature-based blue-green infrastructure solutions that enhance climate resilience, landscape productivity, biodiversity, and qualities of life.

Integrated Utilities & Basic Service Provision

We develop next-generation integrated utility models that leverage synergies between energy, water, food, and waste infrastructure systems. We also have 20 years experience working in emerging markets on distributed utility design, reform, performance improvement, and validation of lower-cost basic service provision models for national governments, cities, utilities, and development banks.

Circular Economy & Clean Industry

We are leaders in the transition from conventional to circular economic development models. We advance zero waste and clean industry development by providing sector reform, process improvement, supply chain support, and business development services to public, private, and civic sectors.

Corporate & Institutional Sustainability

For over 20 years, we have helped companies of all sizes – from SMEs to Fortune 5s – achieve their sustainability and climate goals by offering Corporate Social Responsibility, risk assessment, and program implementation guidance.

Regenerative Urbanism

We are global leaders in integrated urban system planning, assessment, and development. We work across scales to develop innovative food-energy-water-waste infrastructure solutions and ‘biophilic’ nature-based landscapes that improve urban resilience, resource security, equity, liveability, and identity of place.

Sustainable Tourism & Destination Planning

We help make destinations attractive, accessible, and sustainable through hospitality greening and certifications, habitat and ecosystem conservation, appropriate infrastructure design for cultural heritage sites, and urban beautification initiatives.




Global Leadership

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Jan David Mueller-Vollmer

Lead, Project Structuring & Finance


Jan has over 25 years of experience piloting, scaling, and commercializing novel approaches to circularity in public and commercial operations. He has expertise in sustainable infrastructure and green/blue program development, utility design and performance improvement, innovative finance and investment structuring, and market validation.


Joshua Foss

Lead, Collaborative Design


Joshua is an accomplished strategist, planner, and thought leader shaping the future of global regenerative city, circular economy, and resiliency movements. He has expertise in ‘net positive’ design and development, integrated utility system planning, green building, urban strategy and placemaking, corporate sustainability, and marketing.

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Omeaga Dissanayaka

Ms. Dissanayake is a sanitation engineer & environmental health specialist has who been responsible for evaluating, monitoring, and implementing WSS infrastructure projects for RIV since 2012.  She also teaches at the Open University of Sri Lanka and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka.


Rangit Warusamana

Mr. Warusamana has served as team leader in managing RIV’s projects in Sri Lanka for over 8 years, which include the World Bank funded Pilot for the Increase of Household Access to Domestic Sanitation in Greater Colombo. He is the former Assistant General Manager of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka.

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Phan Vinh Phuc

Mr. Phuc is a Water, Sanitation, and Environmental Infrastructure Engineer with over 25 years of experience managing a variety of projects at the Vietnam Water, Sanitation & Environment Corporation (VIWASE) where at various times he headed the Water Section as well as the Engineering & Design Department. He has been working with RIV in Vietnam since 2009. 


Do you have a simple question or are interested in partnering with us? We would love to hear from you.

New York City

102.5 Lafayette Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Washington, DC

1530 Key Boulevard, Suite 1016
Arlington, VA 22209

Hamburg, Germany

Magdalenen Strasse 34
Hamburg, Germany 20148

Email Address

If you would like to speak with Josh, Jan, or our team members in Latin America and Southeast Asia, please email:  hello@riv.global