Daniel Lawse

Co-Founder, Principal, Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group

Bio Info

Daniel has amassed an exceptional range of sustainability and regenerative expertise over a decade of experience. As Verdis Group’s Chief Century Thinker, Daniel brings his passion to cultivating adaptive, regenerative, and resilient solutions for communities and organizations to thrive now and for generations to come. Verdis Group is a facilitator of transformational climate strategies, dedicated to helping organizations realize and achieve their sustainability visions. Daniel leads a team of proactive, thoughtful sustainability consultants, using technical expertise and living systems change to provide clear advice and actionable goals that move organizations forward.


Daniel was formerly the Assistant Director of Campus Planning and Sustainability for Metropolitan Community College, Nebraska’s largest community college. He serves as Board Chair for Omaha’s Regional Transit Authority. He was a founding faculty member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Sustainability Institute. Daniel was previously recognized with MAPA‘s Regional Citizenship Award and an Omaha Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Omahans award.


Daniel’s ability to think holistically and understand systems helps organizations identify barriers to climate action and perform organizational acupuncture through focused, strategic implementation to create a culture of sustainability. As a thought leader on living systems and co-facilitator of the Regenerative Leadership Community, he can often be found discovering adaptive and resilient solutions by emulating the genius and innovation of nature.


Daniel holds a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with an emphasis in Energy and Sustainability Planning, and a B.A. in Theology from Creighton University. Daniel’s Gallup Strengths are Connectedness, Strategic, Belief, Communication, and Achiever.

Previous Interviews

Agency for Change: A Podcast from KidGlov

Changemaker Daniel Lawse, Principle and Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group

Countryside Community Church

How Does Nature Show Us How to Live With Resilience During a Pandemic?

Topic Suggestions

Integrating living systems frameworks into organizational structures and operations

What is beyond sustainability? Exploring regenerative business practices

Advancing the purpose of Zoos & Aquariums as regenerative businesses

Regenerative Business Models — cultivating a net-positive impact

ESG leadership strategies, with an emphasis on the ‘E’, that help accelerate climate action

Aligning and integrating sustainability with your mission to drive net-positive impacts

Integrating mindfulness and fostering resilience practices within complex organizations

A holistic approach to sustainable and regenerative practices in financial institutions

Amplifying the impact of climate action initiatives to create regenerative systems

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