finaNce for a regenerative economy

A New 2-Part Immersive and Interactive Course on Regenerative Finance Hosted by John Fullerton

We are thrilled to be launching a new educational offering that explores the potential of Regenerative Finance: Finance for a Regenerative Economy. This new course emerged by popular request from our global community of course alumni who have taken Capital Institute’s flagship course, Introduction to Regenerative Economics Course, and wanted to dig deeper into the implications for the elephant in the room: our global financial system. Our alumni network is comprised of over 800 professionals, leaders, students, policymakers, and thought-leaders from over 50 countries. Join us and our community in learning about how Regenerative Finance can reshape extractive systems to serve the health and abundance of the whole.

The intention of this new, interactive course is to apply the patterns and principles of regeneration to the practice of finance, and to empower your participation in exploring what genuine financial system transformation looks and feels like. We will ground this intention in the bold redesign of our financial system inspired by the science of living systems. 


The course seeks to get to the root of the issue and answer three fundamental questions:

  • What is the purpose of finance and how has finance failed to serve that purpose?
  • What would finance look like if it were to operate in service of healthy human communities while preserving rather than destroying the long-term health of the planet in the process?
  • What would serious financial reform look like that would harness the power of finance to drive the essential transformation to regenerative economies, unlocking infinite potential in the process?


As an active participant in the course, you will learn how to apply Capital Institute’s 8 Principles of Regenerative Vitality to evaluate the practice of finance and our current financial systems. 

The premise for this course is a strong belief, rooted in an insider’s direct experience, that our current financial system is misguided in its ideology, theoretical foundation and goals, increasingly extractive, and as a result unfit for purpose at this pivotal moment in history. The unprecedented context demands radical – getting to the root of the matter – transformation. 

The approach we will explore together in this course holds the promise and potential of reimagining finance in service of health, ecological harmony, and a shared and equitable prosperity throughout the world.
  • When: Dates not been set for the next live course. Please join our interest list to be notified of upcoming course information.
  • Times: The course sessions will begin at 11:00 am EST.
  • Course Investment: Approximately 30 hours of your life and $1200 
  • Session Duration: All Monday sessions will be 2 hours and Wednesday sessions will be 90 minutes.
  • Session Format: 2-Hour Live Lectures are held every Monday at 11am ET (New York) for Part I and Part II of the Course. There will also be live 90-minute events every Wednesday at 11am ET (New York) where each week we will rotate between a series of Discovery Dialogues with global thought leaders and Practice Labs. We will also provide various opportunities integrate your learnings and connect with cohort community members throughout the course
  • Course Community: All course sessions will be recorded and emailed to you shortly after each session as well as posted in the interactive Course Community. We recommend participation in as many live sessions as possible, as it will provide you with an opportunity to engage in the discussions, although live participation is not required, and some do take our courses at their own pace. Regardless of the pace you chose or your time zone, the Course Community is designed to provide various opportunities for ongoing engagement with course facilitators and participants during and after the course.  
  • Partial Scholarships and Payment Plans Available. Please email [email protected] to request a payment plan. If you are interested in a partial scholarship, please complete the scholarship application by June 15, 2023 at 10am ET (New York) *This deadline has been extended.  
  • Prerequisite: Participation in the Introduction to Regenerative Economics Course is strongly encouraged but not required prior to enrolling in this course. 


Mondays at 11:00 am ET (New York) throughout the course (2-Hour Sessions) 

For each module, course participants will have access to experience a live lecture hosted by John Fullerton and engage in live group dialogue. These lectures provide the core framework of the curriculum, and are augmented by selected readings and other content.  



Select Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET (New York) throughout the course (90-Minute Sessions) 

Mindfulness Dialogue is a core learning tool of the course. Each week, John Fullerton will host a module specific Discovery Dialogue with a global thought leader to further support emergent understanding. 



Select Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET (New York) (90-Minute Sessions) 

The Practice Labs offer a co-creative space to work in small groups to radically reimagine and redesign the financial system of the future from the ground up that is in service of health, ecological harmony, and a shared and equitable prosperity throughout the world.



We have created a mindful and intentional container to explore in community the profound paradigm shift that underlies the content of this course. Participants will gain access to the active existing course alumni community comprised of over 800 professionals, entrepreneurs, students, policymakers, and thought leaders from over 50 countries who have completed Capital Institute’s flagship Introduction to Regenerative Economics Coursewhere they can collaborate with a range of regenerative thinkers and change makers long after the course is completed. Participants are encouraged to self-organize throughout and after the course to advance their personal and professional growth in key areas of interest. 

The emergent reality waiting to unfold will only manifest when thoughtful leaders and passionate changemakers unite around our latest scientific understanding of living systems that now reinforces our many wisdom traditions. We must boldly reimagine the future together.

This Course is designed for:

  • Finance professionals of all levels who intuit something is profoundly wrong with our financial system
  • Finance professionals of all levels who think everything is just fine with our financial system
  • Anyone who loves (or hates) ESG and impact investing
  • Multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students curious how finance can serve life and not the other way around
  • Public sector officials and private sector executives hungry for fresh thinking on “fixing finance”
  • Sustainability Consultants who understand finance is the elephant in the room but don’t know how to change it
  • Philanthropists who think it’s time to move on from Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
  • Academics inside and outside finance and economics who are curious how seeing finance as a living system changes everything
  • Academics in the finance and economics sector who should be more curious
  • Central bankers, financial system policymakers and regulators
  • Confident bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity professionals who may be smarter than wise
  • Elon Musk


“Put your pencil down. Stop, and rethink everything.” 

– John Fullerton, Going Circular Film

John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said philosopher. He is the architect of Regenerative Economics, first conceived in his 2015 booklet, “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy.” In 2018 he published the complementary work, “Finance for a Regenerative World” in four Acts.

After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street where he was a Managing Director of what he calls “the old JPMorgan,” John listened to a persistent inner voice and walked away in 2001 with no plan but many questions. A few months later he experienced 9-11 first hand. The questions crystalized into his life’s work with the creation of the Capital Institute in 2010. Capital Institute is dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in service to life, reflecting the evolutionary shift in consciousness from Modern Age thinking to Integral Age thinking. Guided by the universal patterns and principles that describe how all healthy living systems that sustain themselves in the real world actually work, the promise of Regenerative Economics and Finance is to unlock the profound and presently unseen potential that is the source of our future prosperity and the reason for hope in our troubled times. John’s work is now featured in the highly acclaimed 8 week online course: “Regenerative Economics: New Ways of Seeing, Thinking, Being and Leading for the 21st Century” which has been experienced by over 800 people from 50 countries in its first year.

During his Wall Street career, John managed numerous capital markets and derivatives businesses around the globe and was JPMorgan’s Oversight Committee Representative that managed the rescue of Long Term Capital Management in 1998, and finally was Chief Investment Officer for Lab Morgan before retiring from the firm. John is a committed impact investor, a board member of Aquasafra and the Savory Institute, and a Full Member of the Club of Rome. He is an advisor to numerous sustainability initiatives, and writes a blog, “The Future of Finance”. John was featured in the award winning documentary, Going Circular and the PBS documentary on the financial crisis, Money, Power, and Wall Street.


For over a decade, the Capital Institute has pioneered a new space for holistic economic thought that draws on the latest science of living systems and ancient wisdom traditions coupled with our founder, John Fullerton’s 20+ years at the pillar of global finance on Wall Street. We believe that our finance-driven economic system is in urgent need of a regenerative redesign, one that is grounded in the universal laws – not theories – of living systems. The regenerative economy we foresee is a powerful one, unleashing unseen possibilities for self-sustaining prosperity for all. This potential derives from an intrinsic wisdom that resides in us all that can – and must – be tapped to create regenerative enterprises that support our socio-economic system as a whole.