ShownotesJohn Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer and public speaker, and former Wall Street executive. His passion is the systemic economic transformation underway at the dawn of the Integral Age.
John Fullerton is the founder and president of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. He is the author of “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape the New Economy.” Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become a recognized thought leader, exploring the future of Capitalism.
John is also a recognized “impact investment” practitioner as the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC. Level 3’s direct investments are primarily focused on regenerative land use, food, and water issues. Through both Capital Institute and Level 3, John brings an integrated theory and practice approach to economic system transformation.
Previously, John was a managing director of JPMorgan where he worked for over 18 years. At JPMorgan, John managed various capital markets and derivatives business around the globe, then shifted focus to private investments and was subsequently the Chief Investment Officer of LabMorgan through the merger with Chase Manhattan before retiring from the bank in 2001.
Following JPMorgan, and after experiencing 9-11 first hand, John spent years embarked on more entrepreneurial ventures and as an impact investor while engaging in deep study of our multiple interconnected systemic crises that led to the founding of Capital Institute in 2010.
John was a member of the Long Term Capital Oversight Committee that managed the $3.6 Billion rescue of the distressed hedge fund in 1998. He is a co-founder and director of holistic ranch management company Grasslands, LLC, and director of New Day Farms, Inc., and the Savory Institute, and an advisor to the UNEP Finance Inquiry, and Richard Branson’s Business Leader’s initiative (“B Team”). In spring 2014, John was humbled to receive a nomination to the Club of Rome; he is now a full member.
John writes the “Future of Finance” blog, which is widely syndicated on platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, CSRWire, EcoWatch’s 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.
John received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. He can be reached at [email protected]
John Fullerton's websiteJohn’s mission: “It has to do with reconnecting and integrating the traditional wisdom that we’ve let go of together with our modern scientific understanding of how the universe works, and applying that insight to our economic system design, in particular into the financial system that powers the economic system.”
John’s one-line message to the world: “Place your faith and retain hope in this idea of the regenerative potential that exists for sure, even if we can’t quite see it.”
Talking points from this episode
8 PRINCIPLES OF A REGENERATIVE ECONOMYJourney of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Exponential growth can’t go on
Federal government can print money for crises similar to Depression era
We need government money to transform systems quickly – like fossil fuels into renewables
Stephanie Kelton and Randall Ray: Modern Monetary Theory - handling crises more important than balancing the budget.
We can’t continually expand ecological footprint. The Green New Deal (GND) still in false idea we can grow ourselves...