Issue 118 - 04 | The Nature of Investing

By Katherine Collins
Published June 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.
“We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. At its core, done well, investing is aligned with the same principles that govern natural systems. It involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit: we humans invented this activity, to serve our own needs, our communities, and our planet. For any business endeavor, wise investing—of human capital, social capital, physical capital, and financial capital—is at the heart of success. […]

We need to reengage with investing in its essential, connected form—to reintegrate our professions with the real world, instead of the world on the screen. But how?”

About Katherine Collins | Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, pollinating ideas that reconnect investing with the real world. Katherine has over twenty years of professional investment experience. As her interest in sustainable and regenerative finance grew, Katherine set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world, traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and studying the natural world and biomimicry as guides for investing in a more integrated way, beneficial to our communities and our planet.
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