The Regenerative Framework & White Paper

Since its founding in 2010, Capital Institute and its collaborative network have been on an evolutionary learning journey…searching for a path that will lead us beyond our current unsustainable economic system and the finance-dominated ideology that drives it.

What we discovered is a new way of thinking about economics and how we manage our free enterprise system, aligned with our scientific understanding of how the universe actually works, which turns out to be remarkably aligned with the many wisdom traditions, particularly indigenous, that have stood the test of time. 


We call it Regenerative Economics.

Definition: Regenerative Economics is the application of nature’s laws and patterns of systemic health, self-organization, self-renewal, and regenerative vitality to socioeconomic systems. 

On April 21, 2015, the Regenerative Capitalism framework and peer-reviewed white paper were launched at an event hosted by Yale University’s Center for Business & the Environment.  

A year later, the paper was re-released in Spanish.

Download all versions of the paper from the right-hand column on this page.

To watch highlights of the launch, please see below.

In the following video, author John Fullerton reflects on his regenerative journey.

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