Future of Finance Blog

Future of Finance Blog

On the "Future of Finance" blog, we grapple with the critical challenges we face as we seek to transform our economy and our financial system in ways that bring into being a more just society and a truly sustainable way of living on this earth. Such topics include but are not limited to financial reform, the stranded asset issue, the wealth gap, divestment/reinvestment, and of course, Regenerative Capitalism. To follow the "Future of Finance," please visit Capitalinstitute.org/Blog or sign up to receive our regular e-bulletin.

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March for Science — Really?
How is it possible that in America, on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, it was concluded that our situation was so dire that what was needed was not just a march for aggressive climate policies, but rather a “March for Science” itself?   Small-minded, corrupt, and power hungry state governors banning the mere use of the phrase “climate change” in official communications seemed...
May 4, 2017 3:30 PM ET
Shifting From Parts to Patterns
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo Da Vinci I had the pleasure of hearing my friend Nora Bateson speak last week at The Players Club in New York City where she held a reading and conversation around her recently published book, Small Arcs of...
Apr 7, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Hell No, Kraft Heinz! Hell Yes, Business For Good!
Sustainability icon and Unilever CEO Paul Polman made his feelings crystal clear on the unsolicited merger offer last week by Kraft Heinz, backed by the Brazilian cost-cutters at 3G Capital and their partner Warren Buffett:  the proposed deal, Unilever said, “had no merit, either financial or strategic.”  Ouch....
Mar 3, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Broken Trust
At this year’s World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, PR firm Edelman shared its comprehensive annual Trust Barometer, confirming what we all know: global trust in institutions and leaders is at an all-time low.  Fully two-thirds of countries are now considered “distrusters” (under 50% trust in the...
Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM ET
City States Rising!
Globalism’s associated and accelerating complexity of interconnected crises from migration to terrorism, from pandemics to climate change, define the new context of our 21st-century reality.  Unmanaged technological change and an outdated economic ideology compound the already unfair burden these crises impose on global citizens.  One need only consider the 18 percent approval rating of the...
Jan 3, 2017 7:05 AM ET

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