CDFI Roundtable – Now in Baton Rouge!

Serving the Underserved: Building Alternative Financial Services  in Low-Income Communities    When:  April 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Westerfield Conference Center | 1800 S. Acadian Thruway  Baton Rouge, LA Cost:     $45 per person   The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, sponsored by …

GreenMoney Oct14_Positive Impacts of Community Investing

  Why Not in Your Backyard?  New opportunities to invest for impact in your own community         by Cece Derringer, Homewise   A new survey published in May by the Global Impact Investing Network and J.P. Morgan offers clear evidence of the impressive growth of impact investing. The survey, …

More Wisdom from David Cay Johnston on Flawed Economic Theory

   Some More Wisdom from David Cay Johnston  on  Flawed Economic Theory :             Not every opportunity to profit because of above-market prices is filled by a competitor. Indeed, in my books I have shown how rules discourage this in many markets. In some markets, notably electricity, the rules tend to …

International financial crisis accelerates the transition of the global economy sustainable

The international financial crisis that rocked especially the United States and Europe, from 2008, is a landmark at the turn of the global economy sustainable. She caused insecurity and distrust of banks and financial institutions worldwide and political allies, responsible for the consequences that impacted the planet, and caused the migration …

MAPPING THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY

MAPPING THE  TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013  for CSRWire Appeared on CSRWire July 1, 2013 as “Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping the Transition to Sustainability” http://bit.ly/finsust A whole-system global transition is underway and accelerating as human activities encounter planetary boundaries.  Globalization of our technologies of transportation and communication …

About Time: the case for shorter working hours

As you read this, the UK is sliding back into recession, unemployment across Europe is at a record high, and uncertainty stalks China and the other rising economies. Politicians call for austerity and little else. But spending cuts are economically illiterate. They wreck weak economies, locking them into a cycle …

3 New Loans, Moving Your Money, and America’s Best Brownies!

Inspiration from Bank Transfer Day November 5 was Bank Transfer Day, an initiative asking motivated individuals to move their funds from large commercial banks to community banks and credit unions. We’re excited to see a grassroots movement like this, reaching tens of thousands of people (over 70,000 people posted on …

How to Make Monetary Reform Happen!

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute, Across the country, thousands of Americans continue to demonstrate to take back the power of government from the corrupt financiers, and to really give them the justice they so richly deserve! Last week, we opened our whistle-stop tour with the occupiers in Chicago. …