STORIES OF REGENERATIVE FINANCE & INVESTING
— John Fullerton, from "Limits to Investment: Finance in the Anthropocene"
PHILADELPHIA'S CIRCLE OF AUNTS AND UNCLES
…are friends turned collaborators who provide social and financial capital to businesses that create community self-reliance.
HOW KATE POOLE INVESTS TO HEAL
A young woman of inherited wealth shares her talents as a comic artist to illustrate why she is channeling her inherited wealth to fund the innovative projects led by communities that have been the victim of an extractive economy.
WholeTrees© Architecture and Structures has engineered a visceral-delight-inspiring way to use small diameter trees in construction, creating a path for the forest products industry to thrive in a regenerative economy.
THE WORKING WORLD
Offering financing to start up and early stage worker cooperatives structured such that investors realize returns only when the coops generate real, economic value.
Alex was exploring ways to take a more active and meaningful role in his personal investing and found a home with The Working World.
NEW RESOURCE BANK
The story of a formerly financially troubled California bank that saved itself and thrived by returning to its original values-based mission.
Guided by a mission “to be the most innovative bank empowering the underserved to achieve,” David Reiling has grown a struggling inner city bank into a profitable place-based and national banking group.
KING GROVE ORGANIC FARM
Hugh Kent strives to strike a balance between making a living and regenerating the land from which he earns that living. He is converting a farm that had been in his family for generations from conventional citrus to organic blueberry cultivation.
The Bendigo Community Bank Model—part franchise, part cooperative—has helped recirculate capital into local economies and empowered communities to reshape their futures through a unique grant-making structure.
FIRST GREEN BANK
When seasoned banker Ken LaRoe set out to found a bank that would match his values he didn’t know how those values would deepen and expand as he embarked on a "regenerative finance" journey.
PATIENT CAPITAL COLLABORATIVE
A professionally managed fund pooling the expertise of a passionate community of angel investors, catalyzing deal flow into a portfolio of early stage companies making innovative contributions to a more regenerative economy.
A cash-flow-sharing investment method that avoids the short-term constraints of the capital markets by enabling large investors with long-term obligations to partner directly with enterprises to shape the regenerative economy.
An Oakland-based investment advisory firm helps businesses launch direct public offerings, giving small investors a way to invest their money directly with small enterprise leaders to support their shared values.
e3BANK … ON THE ROAD TO INTEGRATED CAPITAL
Sandy Wiggins’ story of the
years he and Frank Baldasarre spent trying to create e3bank,
a financial institution with
holistic values, and what he learned about capital and community from the
SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION'S GO LOCAL CD
A CDFI credit union finds success with a CD specifically targeted to funding loans aligned with its mission and that will strengthen the overall economy of western North Carolina.
A lending platform built on a relationship of trust between the University of Wisconsin community and a Haitian community that can potentially be replicated by many research universities with ties to the developing world.
COMMUNITY SOURCED CAPITAL
Mining a rich, untapped ore of human desire to participate in holistic value creation, a community finance system helps drive capital flows to what enhances the quality of life where people live in the Pacific Northwest.
MAINE FOOD SYSTEM CREDIT PROJECT
A former pension fund manager leaves New York City for Maine on a quest to found the country's first Sustainable Agriculture Credit Union. His goal: to support small sustainable farms and help regulators redefine the sector's risk.
A nonprofit farm incubator based in Washington’s Skagit Valley partners with a local credit union to create a pathway to ownership in the sustainable ag sector for farm laborers while addressing the generational crisis in agriculture.