Natural Capital Institute

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Natural Capital Institute
Founded 2002
Founder Paul Hawken

The Natural Capital Institute (NCI) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with no academic 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."


- 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,[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 in 2007. WISER stands for "World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility". is an open source directory of the world's environmental and social justice NPOs and NGOs.[3]


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

Forbes, L. C., and J. M. Jermier. 'The New Corporate Environmentalism And The Ecology Of Commerce'. Organization & Environment 23.4 (2010): 465-481. Web.

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