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In addition to the material bounty provided by our natural world, we also have access to great stores of wisdom that are embedded in natural organisms and natural systems. The principles of biomimicry, Life’s Principles, are not the newest theories: they are the oldest facts. These concepts describe how the natural world has actually functioned for 3.8 billion years. The time has come for us to refocus on investing in its essential, connected form – to reintegrate investing with the real world, rather than the world on the screen.

Katherine Collins, Founder and CEO of Honebee Capital and author of The Nature of Investing. Previously Katherine served at Fidelity Management and Research as head of US Equity Research and Portfolio Manager.