BII partnered with Lawyers for Civil Rights to make loan documents more entrepreneur-friendly. We developed a set of open-source documents that can be used across the investment industry locally and nationally. These new documents reflect our values of financial inclusion and facilitate capital access for entrepreneurs of color. Reach out to us to learn more about our Just Lending documents.
As the world considers how to build stronger and more just societies, can our economic model work more like nature, regenerating the systems that power its growth? In this article, Deborah Frieze and Sallie Calhoun extend a conversation they began at TPT 2019 Seattle in a panel discussion that also featured HSBC’s António Simões.
Most of our big systems—education, healthcare, government, business—are failing our communities. What if we stopped trying to fix them? BII Co-Founder and Board Chair, Deborah Frieze says it’s not possible to change big systems—we can only abandon them and start over or offer hospice to what’s dying. This talk explores the underlying beliefs in our culture that continue to prop up the global mindset and shares a radical theory of change that reveals how localism is the hope of the future—and you have a critical role to play.
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