Regenerative capitalism is coming: A conversation with former J.P. Morgan Managing Director John Fullerton

In 2001, John B. Fullerton decided to leave his high-paying, prestigious job on Wall Street. For almost 18 years, he had worked for the large American investment bank J.P. Morgan, including a long stint as Managing Director responsible for various aspects of the company’s global capital markets and derivatives businesses, and then ran the investment arm of LabMorgan. 

Today, John Fullerton still works with finance, but in a completely different way. He’s the founder and president of Capital Institute which is “a collaborative working to explore and effect economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.”

Redefining the role of business: A conversation with Harvard Business School’s Geoffrey Jones

What will the future of business be like? One way of finding out is arguably to focus on future challenges in society at large. 

In 2017, Geoffrey Jones, professor in Business History at Harvard Business School, published Profits and Sustainability. In the opening lines, he wrote: “The degradation of the natural environment presents the greatest challenge faced by humanity.”

Here’s why we need to balance management and leadership. And appreciate business history more.

What are the key lessons from business history that will still apply in the future?

My most loyal readers will know that this is the question I’m currently trying to answer, as part of my project to describe the future of business.

Horizontal first, vertical second

What are the key lessons from business history that will remain important in the future? That’s the question I’ve been trying to answer in my recent posts.

My answers have in no small part been informed by a conversation I had with business historian Chris McKenna of Saïd Business School at Oxford University.