Finance for a Regenerative Economy

In a world where traditional finance often extracts our planet’s health and unravels our social fabric, our online program, stands as a beacon of light for genuine financial system transformation in service to life.

Program Begins

November 6, 2024




8 Weeks


4 Hrs/Week

What You'll Learn

The premise for this program 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 towards regeneratative finance.

In this program we will demystify finance, help you see its failures, and you will learn how to apply Capital Institute’s 8 Principles of Regenerative Vitality to evaluate, re-imagine and re-design the current financial system in service to a regenerative economy.

Led by John Fullerton, a global thought-leader in regenerative finance and economics, this program invites you to join a community of 1000+ professionals, leaders, students, policymakers, and thought-leaders from over 53 countries redefining the future of finance.

Program Outcomes

Go Beyond ESG & Impact to Learn Regenerative Investment Theory & Practice

See the Opportunities & Challenges of "Fixing Finance" at a Systemic Level

Discover Your Role Participating in the Transformation of Finance

Learn to Align Capital with the Long-Term Well-Being of People, Planet and Business

“This program is a must for anyone wanting to make a contribution  to transform the world.  It gives a context to the underlying power of our predatory economy.  The first step towards changing something is to know the nature of the problem.”

– Kiffer Sikes, Alumni

Program Design

This program requires the completion of two online courses, Investment for a Regenerative Economy and Money & Banking for a Regenerative Economy. Enroll in an individual course for 15 hours of paradigm-shifting insights, or commit to the full transformational program re-imaging our economic and financial systems in service to life for 30 hours of your life.


Demystify banking, and the impact money and banks have on the economy, to re-imagine the money & banking system we need to support our global financial system and a regenerative economy.

4-week Virtual Cohort | Begins Nov 6 | $700

Learn to challenge “sustainable finance” approaches from ESG to impact investing, and embark on a bold exploration of what Regenerative Investment fully demands of our thinking and practice, inclusive of what we now call “philanthropy”.

4-week Virtual Cohort | Begins in 2025 | $700

What Alumni Are Saying

This Program Is For

  • Investment professionals seeking to leverage financial capital for the long-term well-being of people, planet and business
  • Philanthropists who think it’s time to move on from Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth
  • 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
  • Central bankers, financial system policymakers and regulators
  • Confident bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity professionals who may be smarter than wise
  • Entrepreneur, business owner, or leaders looking for regenerative financing to grow in a healthy way
  • Multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students curious how finance can serve life and not the other way around
  • Public sector officials or engaged citizens curious about the role governments and public policy can play in enabling finance flows that benefit life
  • Executives curious about finance flows in a capitalist system that could benefit people, planet and business
  • 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 about the foundational approach and theory of regenerative finance and finance as a living system.

Program Begin

November 6, 2024




8 Weeks


4 Hrs/Week

Enrollment Information

Dive in to the 8-week transformational journey re-imaging our economic and financial systems in service to life for 30 hours of your life. Scholarships are available for this program through the Generosity Fund. Join the interest list to be the first to know when enrollment re-opens for the program.

Finance for a Regenerative Economy

Choose this option to enroll for Capital Institute’s Finance for a Regenerative Economy 8-week online program


Scholarship Program

We accept and grant scholarships for this program on a rolling basis. We offer scholarships for the full program through the Generosity Fund and its mission to remove the financial barrier to the global regenerative awakening and ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need regardless of their means. Learn more


John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, teacher, writer, impact investor, and some have said philosopher. Building on and integrating the work of many, he is the architect of Regenerative Economics, first conceived in his 2015 book, “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy.”  His companion book Finance for a Regenerative World was released in 2018.  Read more.

The full program consists of two courses and takes 2 months to complete. These individual courses are 4-week virtual cohort learning experiences comprised of live lectures, discovery dialogues, practice labs and an ongoing online course community.

We design all of our programs to be online, flexible and taken from anywhere in the world. All live sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 AM ET (New York). You can convert your timezone here. In our global community, some students chose to not participate in live sessions and learn asynchronously via the recordings of each week’s live sessions.

The scholarship application period closed on April 25, 2024. It will re-open when enrollment opens. We offer scholarships for the full program through the Generosity Fund and its mission to remove the financial barrier to the global regenerative awakening and ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need regardless of their means. Learn more

Yes. You can start the program by enrolling in either of the two individual courses. Then, if you wish to dive deeper and complete the full finance program, you can enroll in the second course at a later date. However, if you enroll in the full program now, you will receive a $200 on your enrollment fee for taking both courses.

The Introduction to Regenerative Economics course focuses on addressing the challenges and opportunities in re-imagining our entire economy. While the Finance for a Regenerative Economy program narrows in on the critical role, and key obstacle, finance plays in enabling economic system change. If you haven’t already taken the Introduction to Regenerative Economics Course, you can still take the Finance Program. You will gain access to foundational sessions on Regenerative Economic theory in the Finance Program course content.

This program is designed on the premise that it is not possible to “fix finance” without an accurate diagnosis, and without clarity on the purpose of finance. Regenerative Finance starts with foundational understanding and a new theory of finance in service to people, planet and business. It is unlike other sustainable finance programs that provide tools for improving financial performance or decision making. Please note that course participants will not receive the following benefits, so if this is what you are looking for, this course may not be for you:
  • secrets to enhance outperformance versus a benchmark in your quarterly portfolio performance
  • easily defined new metrics to enhance portfolio reporting, regardless of genuine system change impact

Yes, we provide a certificate of completion to participants based on an assessment of your participation and understanding at the conclusion of the program.

Building a Regenerative Future

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.

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