Wealth & Values

In our work, we focus on the first and fourth of the five capitals for genuine wealth:

  1. Social capital—the capacities to foster cooperation, trust, and mutual benefit among people and groups whose interdependent efforts are needed to achieve common goals
  2. Natural capital—the web of living systems that generate, provide sustenance for, and enable the evolution of life
  3. Produced capital—assets, such as buildings, tools, and infrastructure, that enable the flow of goods or services
  4. Human capital—the health and capacity of individuals, which can be grown through education, training, development, and experience
  5. Financial capital—money invested to provide goods and services or to produce other forms of capital return.

1 Neva R. Goodwin and Global Development and Environment Institute, “Capital” 2006 (accessed August 31, 2015), http://www.eoearth.org/article/Capital.