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 affordable housing–a topic very much in the news these days–and how it’s especially an issue in urban areas like New York and San Francisco where unaffordability is reaching crisis proportions. Minimum wage is clearly not keeping up with rising housing costs in these areas, but at some level most people intuit that endlessly increasing the minimum wage is a losing battle that won’t allow workers to keep up with skyrocketing rents.
As a part of transforming business to meet a changing sustainability environment, transforming business schools to graduate future sustainable business leaders is a must. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State has included sustainable business in their mission and vision this year, and they’ve invited John Fullerton consult on the new curriculum next month.
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.