We are proud to announce that the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) team has joined the Paulson Institute

September 10, 2014   Dear China Greentech Community,   We are proud to announce that the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) team has joined the Paulson Institute (PI), in a move that will take our work to new heights. At the Paulson Institute, the CGTI team, capabilities and assets will support the expansion …

The First Year of Equity Crowdfunding in Italy

Italy’s First Year of Equity Crowdfunding — italy was the first country in europe to enact crowdfunding legislation on a national level. One year on, how has crowdfunding fared? Alessandro Lerro writes in to recap the past year in equity crowdfunding, and shares some stats from the successful campaigns. OTHER …

Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

New Documentary on Transforming Finance from the Finance Lab

We are excited to announce thelaunch our new documentary – Transforming Finance.  Get a sneak preview – watch the trailer here.  The film will be available online from 4th December. The film brings together the voices of change from across the financial system such as economist John Kay, Andy Haldane of the Bank …

JULY/AUGUST 2013 Para español haga clic aquí. This month we bring you news about a free webinar on the Sustainable Development Goals and post-2015 agenda, a new ECI documentary, publications, educational opportunities, new staff, and more! Have a look! CONTENT Free Earth Charter webinar on post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals …

Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money By Brett Scott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013   Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between …

TheCrowdCafe weekly: curated summary of crowdinvesting news

TheCrowdCafe weekly • Issue #12 – June 16, 2013 • • Share on Twitter! •  Happy Sunday, All! Here’s this weeks’ curated summary of crowdinvesting news. Also, check out our updated database. I made a few changes to make it more user-friendly and useful. Specifically, it now supports filtering and search (e.g. equity platforms serving …

NEW BOOK ALERT: The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing

NEW BOOK ALERT The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing CARY KROSINSKY * D? Sustainability * May 2013 Available in print, ebook or by subscription to the D?Shorts Collection. Interested in funds and strategies that are outperforming within ecological limits? This concise guide by one of the sector’s leading experts describes a new, positive, opportunities-oriented …

Book Review: The Nature of Business By Giles Hutchins, New Society Publishers, 2013

The Nature of Business By Giles Hutchins, New Society Publishers, 2013 Nature has already shown us the way to solve many human problems, from deciphering simple engineering puzzles to unlocking the mysteries of flight. In The Nature of Business, author Giles Hutchins makes a compelling case for applying the same principles …