John Fullerton is the founder and president of the Capital Institute, "a collaborative effort to explore and effect economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living through the transformation of finance."
He is a recognized New Economy thought leader and public speaker. He is the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC whose direct investments are primarily focused on sustainable, regenerative land use, food, and water issues.
Previously, he was a managing director of JPMorgan where he managed multiple capital markets and derivatives businesses around the globe and then ran the venture investment activity of LabMorgan as Chief Investment Officer through the merger with Chase Manhattan Bank in 2001.
John is the creator of the “Future of Finance” blog which is also syndicated with The Guardian, Huffington Post, CSRWire, the EcoWatch blog, and the New York Society of Security Analysts’ Finance Professionals’ Post. He has appeared on Frontline, and been interviewed by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, WOR radio, Real News Network, INET, Think Progress, The Laura Flanders Show on GRITtv, Thom Hartmann, and The Free Forum Show with Terrence NcNally.
Global threats - from climate change and accelerating inequality, to the financial crisis of 2008 - have led an increasing number of thought leaders and policymakers to question the long-term viability of today's mainstream, extractive economy. This lecture will look at the emergence of the Regenerative Economy as a necessity. All living and non-living systems share universal principles and patterns of systemic health and development that if effectively harnessed, they can be utilized to benefit society and the economy. This holistic approach emphasizes ethics, caring and sharing, and building healthy human networks to create a new paradigm for capitalism, rather than an incrementally improved model. A Regenerative Economy naturally seeks to harmonize the multiple kinds of capital essential to planetary well-being (financial, social, environmental, etc.). This lecture will cover the interconnected principles of a Regenerative Economy and how we can work together to affect this paradigm shift.
Friday, April 22nd, 4:00pm
Center for the Arts Screening Room