Eight Principles for a Regenerative Economy
"In 2015, the Capital Institute published a list of eight principles that could be used to characterize a regenerative economy which are based on a holistic understanding of whole systems health (Capital Institute, 2015). These principles are clearly aligned with the salutogenic design approach (Wahl, 2006) which also informs much of Gaia Education’s framework for co-creating more sustainable and regenerative cultures.
- Nurturing Right Relationships
- Viewing Wealth Holistically
- Staying Innovative, Adaptive, and Responsive
- Empowering Participation
- Honouring Community and Place
- Using the ‘Edge Effect’ [Collaborative Diversity] to create Abundance
- Establishing Robust Circular Flows [Regeneration]
- Seeking balance between efficiency & resilience, collaboration & competition, diversity & coherence, and between small, medium, and large organizations and needs."
- "The 100 page white paper on Regenerative Capitalism — How Universal Principles and Patterns will Shape our New Economy published in 2015 offers a hopeful summary of many trends, best practices and best processes that show how we are already in the middle of a transition to a new economy. The financial system has to be designed in such a way that it fosters systemic health. Natural patterns can teach us how to create scale-linking systemic health."