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The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies through Biomimicry by Katherine Collins

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The Roots of Biomimicry Investing

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe: the starry heavens above and the moral law within.—IMMANUEL KANT, CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON1

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 well aligned with nature. It involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit: we humans invented this activity, to serve our own needs, our communities, and our planet.

Lately, however, this primary, beneficial function of investing has become overshadowed by ever-more-extended iterations of finance. In my definition, finance consists of all of the secondary activity that’s ...

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