What does investing to close the racial wealth divide really require from us? Jessica Norwood and Konda Mason of the Runway Project interview Deborah Frieze and Mark Watson of the Boston Impact Initiative on the mainstage at SOCAP 18 to explore the opportunities and challenges of Investing for Justice.
Moving Your Money by Laura Flanders of GRITtv explores why it’s so hard to invest money locally. Grassroots activists trying to build economic alternatives in the US encourage investing in the businesses in your neighborhood, instead of in far-off corporations. Flanders talks with local finance expert Michael Shuman and profiles BII portfolio member CERO Co-op, a grassroots group that’s funding its start-up without deep pockets or Wall St cash.
Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. The film tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism through the stories of local entrepreneurs who have found innovative ways to bring humanity back into business.
Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year and creator of Our Empowerment Experiment, talks at TEDxGrandRapids about beginning to address economic inequalities that deprive black neighborhoods by proactively supporting black businesses.