In our work, we focus on the first and fourth of the five capitals for genuine wealth:
- Social capital—the capacities to foster cooperation, trust, and mutual benefit among people and groups whose interdependent efforts are needed to achieve common goals
- Natural capital—the web of living systems that generate, provide sustenance for, and enable the evolution of life
- Produced capital—assets, such as buildings, tools, and infrastructure, that enable the flow of goods or services
- Human capital—the health and capacity of individuals, which can be grown through education, training, development, and experience
- 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.