Natural Capital Institute

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Natural Capital Institute
Founded 2002
Founder Paul Hawken
Location
Website naturalcapital.org

The Natural Capital Institute (NCI) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with no academic accreditation (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/) based in Sausalito, CA. It was founded by the environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author Paul Hawken.[1]

Mission statement[edit]

1. To "describe pathways of change in books and research reports,"

2. To "create tools for connecting the individuals, information, and organizations that create change."

History[edit]

- Created a database of NPO and NGOs working for clean water and sanitization. Created a database of organizations which directly address this issue.

- Published a report which analyzed socially responsible investing (SRI). This report analyzed over 600 retail mutual funds.

- Created the public-education website responsibility.inverting.org,[2] which is a database of socially responsible investing funds and what screening processes those funds use.

Current projects[edit]

NCI has created a community driven website Wiser.org in 2007. WISER stands for "World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility". Wiser.org is an open source directory of the world's environmental and social justice NPOs and NGOs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Investment Funds Push an Environmental Agenda" , New York Times - Nov 27, 2008 link
  2. ^ responsibleinvesting.org
  3. ^ Wiser.org: About Us

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