John fullerton

John Fullerton

John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said, philosopher. He is recognized as the architect of Regenerative Economics, which was first conceptualized in his 2015 book, Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy. In 2018, he published the companion piece, Finance for a Regenerative World.

After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street as a Managing Director of JPMorgan, John walked away in 2001 with no plan but many questions. A few months later, he experienced 9/11 firsthand, and the questions slowly crystallized into his life’s work. 

In 2010, he created the Capital Institute, which aims to reimagine economics and finance in service to life. Guided by universal patterns and principles that describe how all healthy living systems sustain themselves in the real world, Regenerative Economics and Finance have the potential to unlock profound and presently unseen potential, the vital source of our future prosperity and hope in these troubled times. 

During his Wall Street career, John managed various capital markets and derivatives businesses globally. He was JPMorgan’s Oversight Committee Representative that managed the rescue of Long Term Capital Management in 1998 and finally was Chief Investment Officer for Lab Morgan before retiring from the firm. 

John is also the co-founder of Grasslands, LLC, a director of the Savory Institute, and a member of the Club of Rome. He speaks internationally to public audiences and universities and teaches two online courses that reach a vibrant, large, and growing global learning community. He has appeared on PBS Frontline and in several films including the award-winning documentary, Going Circular.