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Capital Institute, Think Tank Behind “Regenerative Capitalism,” Releases First Documentary

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December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Capital Institute, a think tank founded by former Wall Street banker John Fullerton, dedicated to supporting the necessary transition to a more just, regenerative economic and financial system, today released a short documentary, “A Year in the Life of First Green Bank.” The film debuted November 10, at an event in New York City, where a screening was followed by a Q&A with Capital Institute’s Fullerton; Patagonia Chief Storyteller Vincent Stanley; Amalgamated Bank VP of Business Development Amir Kirkwood; First Green Bancorp Founder, Board Chairman &

Regenerative Qualities of the Circle of Aunts and Uncles


The Circle of Aunts and Uncles is a group of 35 friends in the Greater Philadelphia area who have come together to invest in relationship- and place-building by providing low-interest loans and a network of social capital to worthy, under-resourced entrepreneurs in their city.  As the Circle’s founder Judy Wicks, former owner of Philadelphia’s legendary White Dog Café and author of Good Morning, Beautiful Business, explains, the Circle’s goal is to co-create, the “diverse, inclusive, and joyful community that we all want to live in.”

Kate Poole and the Healing Power of Regenerative Investing


Kate Poole shares her talents as a comic artist to illustrate this story about the evolution of her personal investing philosophy, as she works to channel her inherited wealth to fund innovative projects and enterprises led by communities that have been the victim of an extractive economy.

President-Elect Trump: A Gift?


Imagine if you can, Donald Trump has arrived as a gift, to illuminate for us the American “shadow” at this pivotal moment in history. The Swiss Psychiatrist C.G. Jung refers to “the shadow” as the dark side of one’s self. The shadow, Jung wrote in 1963, “is that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and guilt-laden” aspect of our personality hiding out in the unconscious. Failure to recognize our shadow leaves us exposed to the destructive possession by our disowned shadow.

Sail On, Sail On, Sailor

by John Fullerton, Founder and President, Capital Institute

This piece originally appeared on Capital Institute’s Future of Finance blog

“Our vision is millions of people living and working in space, and New Glenn is a very important step,” said Jeff Bezos, unveiling this week his space travel company Blue Origin’s giant rocket named after Astronaut John Glenn.

The Living Breakwaters at Conference House Park, a Project of Ambitious Regenerative Proportions


This piece originally appeared in Capital Institute’s Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy. The Field Guide tells the stories of a new economy—one that supports enterprises and practices that empower individuals, and that regenerate human communities and the natural systems upon which all life depends.  

New Resource Bank Thrives By Returning to Its Values Mission

The story of a formerly financially troubled California bank that saved itself and thrived by returning to its original values-based mission

This piece originally appeared in Capital Institute's Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy.



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