The 8 Forms of Capital is a dynamic and living framework to guide holistic and regenerative enterprise development by mapping the complex flows and pools of all eight forms of capital, not merely the financial capital.
At first glance many people assume that the 8 forms of capital is simply a way to account for or measure in a similar way to the triple bottom line.
This is a common way to think about business design.
However, the most powerful use of the 8 capital model is to help uncover the essence and potential of each form of capital beyond the current reductionist perspective.
For instance, instead of thinking about “valuation of ecosystem services” when we ask about Living Capital, we might instead start an active enquiry into the story of a bioregion, plant, or watershed that leads us to uncover the mythological unlimited yields that Mollison reminds us exist when we use the organ of our imagination to explore the potential of an ecosystem.
The framework was initially developed by Gregory Landaua and Ethan Roland and the information was coalesced in their book Regeneraitve Enterrpse.
Today’s show is a presentation that Gregory gave at PV3 on the 8 forms of capital, where he presented it through the lens of regenerative cacao; an industry that he has worked closely with over this years. The presentation blends the theory with the real world application.
The 8 Forms of Capital:
- Intellectual Capital
- Social Capital
- Spiritual Capital
- Material Capital
- Financial Capital
- Living Capital
- Cultural Capital
- Experiential Capital
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