with John Fullerton
WHEN: Friday, April 22nd at 4:00 pm
WHERE: CFA Screening Room, UB
Reception to follow lecture and discussion
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. Or, to put it another way, the entire system can prosper if it is designed to do so.
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.
John Fullerton is the founder and president of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” 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.
RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series in Energy, Environment & Water Sustainability seeks to promote dialogue and interaction with UB’s faculty and students with renowned leaders in science, technology and policy in academia, industry, and government. RENEW promotes interdisciplinary research activities to position UB as a global leader in select areas of energy, environment and water (www.buffalo.edu/renew).