The Financial Cooperative: Building a More Just and Regenerative Economy
Brendan Martin, The Working World
The Financial Cooperative is an exciting new model that gives the power of scaled capital to community-based investing. This session will help attendees understand how a democratically-controlled, networked financial commons can facilitate a shift in ownership of productive assets back to communities. Through interactive discussions and breakout groups, participants in this session will be invited to explore questions like: --What is cooperative lending, and why is it important? --Is seeking market-rate returns for impact investing actually helping us shift towards a more just and regenerative economy? --What does democratic investment decision-making look like at the community level? --How can investors promote radical inclusion that centers historically marginalized communities?
community investing, cooperatives, Financial Cooperative, impact investing, Just Transition, Non-Extractive, regenerative economy
Brendan Martin (The Working World), Aaron Tanaka (Boston Ujima Project), Kevin Bayuk (LIFT Economy, Force for Good Fund), Doria Robinson (Cooperation Richmond), Patty Guzman (The Financial Cooperative)
More information on the Financial Cooperative can be found here: https://www.theworkingworld.org/us/peer-network/