U.S. Think Tank Capital Institute, Led By Former JPMorgan Managing Director, Releases Spanish Version of “Regenerative Capitalism”

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capital Institute (CapitalInstitute.org),
a non-partisan think tank founded in 2010 by former JPMorgan Managing
Director John Fullerton, today released a Spanish translation of
“Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will
Shape Our New Economy.” This announcement follows the organization’s
launch of its alternative framework for regenerative economics last year
at an event hosted by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.
The framework represents a collaborative effort to integrate knowledge
and wisdom from numerous disciplines into a fresh approach to economic
system design, and calls on policymakers and business leaders to
fundamentally rethink economics and how our free enterprise system must
operate in the 21st Century. David Lopez Garcia translated
the white paper, with assistance from the team at the Center for
Sustainable Development Studies (CEIDColombia.org)
in Colombia.

“Regenerative Capitalism” was re-launched in Spanish to stimulate a
global debate about how the dominant form of capitalism, despite its
many remarkable achievements, is driving our global economy along an
unsustainable path, and to illuminate a more hopeful vision. According
to Fullerton, the paper’s author, in modern day capitalism the misguided
purpose of finance and investing is to grow financial capital, often at
the expense of the well-being of the planet (natural capital) and
society as a whole (social capital). These interconnected,
system-design-caused crises are evident in the ever-widening global
wealth gap, in accelerating climate change, and in the alarming rise of
climate refugees and other related social strife and suffering.

Moving beyond this diagnosis, the paper asks the critical question: What
is the system design underlying a new economics, and what role can
modern finance play in spurring healthy outcomes for the economy and for
society that people of all political persuasions can support?

An integration of our latest scientific understanding of how the
universe actually works, the regenerative framework illuminates eight
key principles backed by solid science and trans-disciplinary
scholarship. The principles were distilled from the close observation of
innovative enterprises that are the subjects of Capital Institute’s
“Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy,” and from
Fullerton’s personal impact investment experience. The principles
provide a guide for a next stage of free enterprise economics – an
integrated “multi-capitals” form of capitalism that values social and
environmental outcomes as much as it does financial.

“During Capital Institute’s several year collaboration with the Center
for Sustainable Development Studies, we have been gratified by how our
regenerative message has been received in Colombia. We are thrilled to
now be able to broaden and deepen the dialogue with other Spanish
speaking communities by sharing a translation of our ‘Regenerative
Capitalism’ paper,” said Fullerton. “We hope to make it available in
additional languages in the future.”

To read the Spanish translation of “Regenerative Capitalism,” please
visit CapitalInstitute.org/Regenerative-Capitalism.
To also read a Spanish translation of one of the stories that informed
the framework, please visit the “Field Guide” at http://FieldGuide.CapitalInstitute.org/Grupo-Ecologico-Shares-Stories-of-Biodiversity-and-Regeneration-En-Espanol.html.

About Capital Institute

Capital Institute is exploring and effecting the economic transition
to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this
earth through the transformation of finance.

Contacts

Capital Institute
Emily Walsh, 646-489-9471
ewalsh@capitalinstitute.org