Week in Review
This Week at Capital Institute
Excited to share John Fullerton's "Limits to Investment: Finance in the Anthropocene" in conjunction with Tellus Institute's relaunch of the Great Transition Initiative (GTI). In its new phase, GTI serves as a formal journal of Great Transition studies, offering a series of essays, viewpoints, and reviews. We are honored that our colleagues at Tellus Institute have chosen the essay as an opening Viewpoint.
"The true nature of the international system under which we were living was not realized until it failed." ~ Karl Polanyi
John Fullerton has been invited to join the Club of Rome as a full member. He is deeply humbled by the nomination.
The Club of Rome was founded in 1968 as an informal association of leading, independent long-term thinkers from the fields of politics, business, and science who are interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world. Members share a common concern for the future of humanity and the planet.
We are also pleased to announce that Capital Institute's Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy has been shortlisted for this year's Guardian Sustainable Business Awards in the "Communicating Sustainability" category. We wish to thank all our Field Guide partners, in particular those who have most recently contributed to the "Share Your Story" initiative, without whom this collaborative project would never have come into being.
Thom Hartmann, a progressive national and internationally syndicated talkshow host, recently interviewed John Fullerton on stranded assets and the carbon bubble. Watch the full segment here (fast forward to the 30min mark).
Jo Cofino, executive editor of The Guardian and chair of the paper's Sustainable Business blog, recently feature Capital Institute and its Regenerative Capitalism intellectual framework in his piece, "Sustainability Movement Will Fail Unless It Creates a Compelling Future Vision." Read the full article here.
Capital Institute founder and president John Fullerton recently sat down with Laura Flanders of GRITtv to discuss the carbon crisis, fossil fuels and finance.
We were honored to be included in David Brodwin's recent U.S. News & World Report piece about the release of the fifth case study in our Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy initiative. Read his take on Evergreen Direct Investing below or here.
No More Debt Binges: How to Finance a Sustainable Economy
By David Brodwin
At The Universities for a New Economy Conference held at the New School held in May 2013, we had a chance to share insights gleaned from recent conversations with Scott Fullwiler and Steve Crane, two professors at Presidio Graduate School's pioneering MBA in Sustainable Management Program. Both professors know their students need to be conversant in the old language of modern finance but they also want them to be fluent in a new vocabulary of holistic finance that acknowledges that some of the most critical values to be considered by anyone who cares about an investable future will often elude measurement.
A year and a half ago when we spoke to Gar Alperovitz for our Braintrust series on thought leaders who have most influenced us at Capital Institute, he began the conversation by asking, “If you are not a fan of either socialism or corporate capitalism, what are your alternatives and how do you get there?” Gar’s new book, What Then Must We Do? and his film, The Next American Revolution, go a long, thought-provoking way toward answering those vexing questions.