Sustainable Development Indicator Group

Working Draft Framework, Version 2, June 4, 1996

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1.1.2 Man Made Capital

Definition: Wealth, as in money or property, owned, or accumulated by an individual, partnership, or corporation used or available for use in the production of more wealth. This includes all physical infrastructure (buildings, roads, machinery, etc.) used to produce goods and services. This includes the physical manifestation of information, techniques, and knowledge required to produce goods and services.

Definition Source: Webster's II New Riverside University Dictionary

Man Made Capital Categories:

1.1.2.2 Recorded Knowledge: The physical representation or manifestation of man's knowledge and culture (the Social Information endowment under Social Capital). This includes the content of all books, magazines, videos, tapes, film, and other recording media. This includes all electronic data and information that may not appear in written form. This includes all objects of art, history, and archeology. This includes all patents, copyrights, licenses, and trademarks. This does not include any unrecorded, oral knowledge, which would appear under Social Information. This covers recorded knowledge in public or private hands.

------1.1.2.2.1 Art

------1.1.2.2.2 Artifacts

------1.1.2.2.3 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Licenses

------1.1.2.2.4 Fossils

------1.1.2.2.5 Scientific and Historical Knowledge

1.1.2.3 Tangible Reproducible Capital: Wealth, as in money or property, owned, or accumulated by an individual, partnership, or corporation used or available for use in the production of more wealth. This includes all physical infrastructure (buildings, roads, tools, machinery, etc.) used to produce goods and services. The framework organizes Tangible Reproducible Capital by industry (a particular branch of manufacture and trade dedicated to the commercial production and sale of a specific set of goods and services).

------1.1.2.3.1 Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Industry

------1.1.2.3.2 Construction Industry

------1.1.2.3.3 Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Industry

------1.1.2.3.4 Manufacturing Industry

------1.1.2.3.5 Mining Industry

------1.1.2.3.6 Nonclassifiable Industries

------1.1.2.3.7 Public Administration

------1.1.2.3.8 Retail Trade

------1.1.2.3.9 Services Industry

------1.1.2.3.10 Transportation, Communications, and Utilities Industry

------1.1.2.3.11 Wholesale Trade Industry

1.1.2.4 Waste: Worthless or useless by-products resulting social and economic processes, but not environmental processes. This includes all waste stored, managed, or processed by man. This does not include the processing and storage facilities for such waste, which appear under Tangible Reproducable Capital. This does not include any latent waste released into or present in the environment, which appears under Ecosystems Capacity. The framework organizes waste by source.

------1.1.2.4.1 Nuclear Waste

------1.1.2.4.2 Solid, Liquid, and Gas Waste

------1.1.2.4.3 Wastewater

1.1.2.1 Wealth: Assests minus debts; the net worth of an individual, business, or government after deducting all liabilities. Assets include money used or accumulated in business by an individual, partnership or corporation, material wealth used or available for use in the production of more wealth, and funds contributed to a business by the owners or stockholders. Debts include all finacial obligations, commitments, and leins. (Definition Source: None)

------1.1.2.1.2 Corporate Wealth

------1.1.2.1.1 Individual Wealth

------1.1.2.1.3 Public Wealth