Capital Institute has identified 6 critical leverage points which serve as the focus of our work.
Each Capital Institute program will address at least one and often two or more of these leverage points. We believe that system change can only occur if fundamental transformation of both theory and practice occurs around each of these areas.
The Meaning of Wealth: Our work will include the exploration of the root causes and effects of the wealth gap, as well as the "consciousness" transformations necessary to promote true well-being and prosperity as the goal of the system, beyond the pursuit of money.
Financial System Tools and Architecture: We will support transformational change in the banking system, the monetary system, financial "engineering" for a new economy, and the structure and regulation of markets for both private and public goods.
Real Investment: We will illuminate the need to revise our current capital allocation process, improve investment tools and methodologies, and align decision-making with the requirements of an environmentally sustainable and more socially just economic system.
Public Policy: We will advocate for financial, banking, and monetary reform and will support legislation and policy measures that promote good corporate governance, social well-being, the preservation of the ecosystem, and a reduction in the wealth gap.
Measuring Prosperity: We must move beyond GDP metrics for determining well being. We will advocate for a new system of metrics that include measures of happiness, environmental health, and social welfare.
Corporate Governance & Stakeholder Responsibility: We will support initiatives that call on corporations to braoden their definition of value creation to include value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and the creation of true well-being not simply undifferentiated growth.