In The Wall Street Journal’s The Payoff of Investing Locally, Boston Impact Initiative’s founding partner Deborah Frieze and other investors talk about why it matters to invest in their local communities.
Strategies for Financing the Inclusive Economy by The Democracy Collaborative is a report that shares financing strategies and case studies of efforts to create broad-based ownership models for job generation and building community wealth in the areas of employee stock ownership plans, social enterprise, hybrid enterprises, and municipal enterprises.
What happens when social movements work together to reclaim economic power? This report, commissioned by the Solidarity Economy Initiative, highlights groundbreaking grassroots efforts to restore economic power to communities of color: Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts: How Solidarity Economy Movement is Emerging in Lower Income Communities of Color
Turning the Global Economy into Connected Communities in The Guardian profiles BALLE founder and the vision of localizing economies in response to broken relationships resulting from economic globalization and corporate gigantism.
The Emerging Just and Sustainable Food Economy in Boston, by Penn Loh and Glynn Lloyd. Two of Boston’s leading thinkers in creating systemic change in our city around food justice and racial equity review innovations in building community wealth and health through re-localizing the food system.
What is a Direct Public Offering aka Investment Crowdfunding? by Jenny Kassan, Cutting Edge Capital. This article provides a primer on DPO’s and the possibilities in democratic financing.
Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze, published by the Berkana Institute. This article presents an “emergence” theory of change that reflects BII’s efforts to seed a new more equitable and sustainable economy.
Off-the-Grid Investing: Perspectives and Voices of a Transforming Financial System, by Don Shaffer, RSF Social Finance, published in the Fall 2013 issue of Green Money Journal. This article explores a unique approach to finance that transforms the relationship between investors and borrowers.
The Next System Project: New Political-Economic Possibilities for the 21st Century sets forth the multi-year initiative of the Next Systems Project to create political-economic models capable of delivering on needed social, economic, and ecological outcomes.
Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap between Firms Costs the U.S. Billions Report by Center for Global Policy Solutions details findings of a study of business owners of color from 2007 and 2012 and presents recommendations for increasing successful entrepreneurship by people of color.