About US

The Capital Institute is building
the foundation for a regenerative economy.

Reimagining our economy

The Capital Institute is building the foundation for a regenerative economy.

The problem with our current Economic system

Despite its remarkable achievements during the 20th century, the economic system of the past can’t continue into the future without a fundamental transformation. The science is irrefutable, beginning with the second law of thermodynamics. The ethics are equally clear, justice demands systemic change

The expectation of the financial system for exponential growth of capital and, by extension, the exponential and extractive growth of GDP has positioned our global economy on a collision course with the finite resources of our planet, from the soil to our atmosphere.

This relentless and narrow pursuit of infinite growth of returns on invested capital, without any grounding in moral and ethical values, or an understanding that we are a part of nature, not apart from nature, is contributing to the collapse of ecological function upon which we depend, a growing and destabilizing wealth gap, as well as security crises around the globe.

Our solution

The Capital Institute has pioneered a new space for holistic economic thought that draws on the latest science of living systems, global wisdom traditions, and 20 years of real world experience at the pillar of global finance on Wall Street.

The Capital Institute encourages a transformation of our economic system to achieve social and ecological regeneration. We believe our finance-driven economic system is in urgent need of a regenerative model that must be aligned with the laws — not theories — of natural systems and our current scientific understanding of how the world works, which is remarkably aligned with the compassion embodied in all global wisdom traditions. 

We redefine wealth and reimagine finance in service to the emergence of an ecologically and socially regenerative economy. By addressing the root causes of climate change, economic injustice, and even pandemics, we promote the emergence of thriving communities and a flourishing planet.

The Regenerative Economy we foresee is a powerful one, unleashing presently unseen potential, which is the source of Regenerative Age prosperity, and replacing no longer feasible extractive growth. This potential derives from the essence of our individual genius, the deep purpose of regenerative enterprise large and small, and must extend to the macro socio-economic system as a whole.

How we work

Our work is inspired by a unique collaboration with our transdisciplinary network, and with the gifted entrepreneurs making the Regenerative Economy happen on the ground. The latter we study deeply in our Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy, an ecosystem of stories that we hope will inspire others to join the Regenerative Economy movement. In addition, we have launched the Regenerative Communities Network, in service of the emergence of bioregional scale regenerative initiatives across the globe. We are committed equally to groundbreaking thought leadership, deep analysis of successful and transformative Regenerative Economy models, and the collaborative sharing of knowledge with partners and an expanding community around the world.