Natural Capital Institute

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Natural Capital Institute
Founded 2002
Founder Paul Hawken

The Natural Capital Institute (NCI) was 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 addressing issues and working for clean water and sanitization.

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

- Created the public-education website,[2] which was a database of socially responsible investing funds and what screening processes those funds use.[citation needed]

Latest projects[edit]

NCI created a community driven website in 2007. WISER stood for "World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility". was an open source directory of the world's environmental and social justice NPOs and NGOs.[3] The site closed in April 2014.


  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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