Co-creating the Regenerative Economy.
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Capital Institute is a non-partisan think tank launched in 2010 by former JPMorgan Managing Director John Fullerton.
Our mission is to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance. From analyzing the financial crisis to alternative financial models and socially responsible investing to fossil fuel divestment and sustainable business models such as cooperatives, we seek to illuminate how our economy can operate as a restorative rather than a coercive agent.
Our latest post looks at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ recent $400 million donation (the largest in the school’s history) from Hedge Fund speculator John Paulson. Paulson is known for his role in engineering with Goldman Sachs the infamous Abacus trade, a financial atom bomb designed to deceive while inflicting maximum damage on the market and society.
Our science advisor, Dr. Sally Goerner, was honored to recently speak at the 10th International Whitehead Conference at Pomona College (via teleconference). The conference’s theme was Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization. Dr. Goerner’s presentation–“Regenerative Capitalism: Building an Economic Engine for Ecological Civilization”–may be downloaded here.
In April 2015, Capital Institute released Regenerative Capitalism at an event hosted by Yale University. The collaboratively created framework and accompanying white paper calls on business leaders and policymakers to fundamentally rethink economics and how our free enterprise system operates.
On the heels of our fifth anniversary, we are excited to share with you our second annual report: Co-Creating the Regenerative Economy.
Be immersed in the stories of the enterprises of an emerging, truly sustainable economy. Visit our Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy microsite.
Read our case study on Evergreen Direct Investing (EDI), an investment architecture that offers pension investors an alternative to the Wall Street investing paradigm. The investing method is both a reengineering and bold repurposing of time-tested techniques.