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Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by Bill George, Rajendra Sisodia, John Mackey

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CHAPTER 7
Patient, Purposeful Investors

Financial capital (the money invested in businesses) serves an indispensable role in free-enterprise capitalism. For free-enterprise capitalism to evolve successfully, financial stakeholders must become more conscious and reconnect with their higher purpose.

Rediscovering the Higher Purpose of Capital

True investors have an important purpose to their work and collectively create great value for society. Debt capital (loans that must be paid back with interest) provided by banks and other investors is essential because it helps businesses grow without diluting equity ownership. Equity capital (investments ...

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