Invest in Peace launches four dimension approach

Essential to understanding investment is the concept of capital. One use of the term CAPITAL is a measure in monetary terms of the amount of money put into an organisation. To work with investing in peace, we prefer to use a wider definition of capital.

CAPITAL: Assets used – in the process of providing the conditions for peace – but not used up.

This leads to connections between the four dimension of peace – with myself, others, the Earth and in our structures.

Read more about the four dimensions via this link.

Peace with yourself

Human Capital

  • Peace Education
  • Non-violence










Peace with the Earth

Natural Capital

Built Capital

  • Land restoration
  • Circular economy
  • Holistic management
  • Renewable energy
  • Permaculture
  • Transition
  • Eco-villages

Peace with each other

Social Capital

  • Peace Culture
  • Non-violence
  • Performing arts
  • Social enterprise
  • Mutual Aid

Structures that support Peace

Financial and Social Capital

  • Treaties
  • Equality
  • Social security
  • Welfare society
  • Rules, regulations
  • Corporate law


Examples of the kinds of capital that need to be developed and used are illustrated in the diagram below.