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Regenerative Economics and Finance: A Virtual Fireside Chat and Q&A with John Fullerton
In his 2015 paper for the Capital Institute, Regenerative Capitalism, John Fullerton writes, "a multitude of innovators and entrepreneurs around the world are experimenting with practical ways to reimagine capitalism so that it works for all levels of society, as well as for the planet. In our terms, their common goal is to create a self-organizing, naturally self-maintaining, highly adaptive regenerative form of capitalism that produces lasting social and economic vitality for global civilization as a whole."
In a more recent paper, Finance for a Regenerative World, Fullerton asserts that "we can no longer accept (the) status quo, no matter the political difficulties and consequences. We must confront conventional wisdom head on when it is clearly wrong and dangerous. Our priority must be to get clear on root causes, rather than reacting to symptoms. Only then can genuine remedies for lasting systemic change be found."
In this live virtual fireside chat, John Fullerton discusses regenerative economics and finance with Impact Entrepreneur's Laurie Lane-Zucker.
JOHN FULLERTON is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said philosopher. He is the founder of the Capital Institute, and author of “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy” (2015), and, “Finance for A Regenerative World” (2019).
After a 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. The questions crystalized into the creation of the Capital Institute in 2010, which is dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in alignment with living systems principles in service to life.
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 2008, and finally was Chief Investment Officer for Lab Morgan before retiring from the firm. John is the Chairman of New Day Enterprises, PBC, a co-founder of Grasslands, LLC, a board member of the Savory Institute, and Stone Acres Farm, and is an advisor to numerous sustainability related initiatives. John speaks internationally to public audiences and universities, and writes a monthly blog, The Future of Finance.
LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, LLC, an impact economy business, and its Center for Social and Environmental Innovation, where he curates the global Impact Entrepreneur Network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars, produces educational in-person and online programming with the leading individuals and organizations active in impact economy building, and consults with early stage impact companies, investors and educational institutions. He is an award-winning editor and publisher of bestselling, sustainability-oriented books and magazines, including works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan, and is a prolific writer on entrepreneurship and impact investing. He was the founding executive director of The Orion Society, which publishes the acclaimed Orion Magazine, a journal focused on people, nature, and place, and is the former executive director for the Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating wisdom that informs social transformation and environmental healing. He is also the co-founder of the Place-based Education movement, which laid philosophical groundwork for the emerging practice of place-based investing. Lane-Zucker did his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and Edinburgh University and graduate work at Columbia University and the Bread Load School of English.
This webinar is co-sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as part of its Scaling Solutions initiative.
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