biophilia/baɪəʊˈfɪlɪə/[bahy-oh-fil-ee-uh, ‐feel-yuh] the love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms
Biophilia was established in 2015 as a NGO by Marco Vernaschi, with the goal to foster sustainability, conservation and cultural diversity through the development of innovative solutions and engaging visual storytelling. After developing a first set of campaigns and projects with focus on sustainable agriculture, Biophilia evolved into a certified B-Corp (2017) increasing its impact potential.
Biophilia works through a holistic approach with like-minded organizations and brands, collaborating with a global network of talented developers, designers and specialists from different areas, inspiring people to take action and become part of the solution. Together, we share vision, passion and the belief that empathy and education are the keys to shape a sustainable future.
Founder & CEO, Biophilia
Through the last two decades, I investigated a variety of social and environmental issues in collaboration with several organizations around the world, learning that meaningful engagement is key to enact change. However, genuine concern and sympathy don’t necessarily lead to improvement; an effective problem-solving approach often makes the difference. This is why in 2015 I started Biophilia, combining storytelling and innovative solutions.
We started by focusing on sustainable agriculture, exposing the human and environmental cost of industrial farming, while introducing through our campaigns a few communities of indigenous farmers. Subsequently, we designed an innovative food retail system that provides small-scale producers with direct market access, enabling consumers to generate, by default, new initiatives of regenerative agriculture.
As Biophilia continues to grow, we’re developing new, exciting projects with focus on conservation, so stay tuned for more!
Group Director, LPK
We hear about the visionaries working to make the world a better place – and these are the people and projects I admire the most. Marco Vernaschi is one of those people, and Biophilia is one of those projects. When I first connected with Marco on the Biophilia Foundation, and the subsequent B-Corp, I was in awe and knew I had to be a part of it. It’s beautiful, it’s audacious, it’s meaningful, and it makes so much sense.
Biophilia is a collection of the things I care deeply about – sustainability, healthy food, meaningful experiences, diverse cultures, and doing the right thing. Throughout my life, I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, which has opened my eyes to understand how connected we all are – to each other, to this planet, and to our future.
I’ve spent my career in branding and have now the privilege of working with Marco and my teammates at LPK. I’m lucky – and grateful – to be a part of Biophilia.