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This report by the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal outlines the elements of strategy for strengthening the resilience of the local food system and the food security of Yukoners. To confront the...
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Slow Money is an organization, a movement, and an investment strategy that aims to bring money “back down to earth” by fostering small-scale but long-term investment in local food, farms, and...
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Founded in 1980 as the E.F. Schumacher Society, the New Economics Institute is dedicated to building strong local economies that link people, land, and community. In addition to a vast range of...
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INAISE is a global network of financial institutions dedicated to social justice and environmental responsibility. Its members exchange experience, disseminate information, and demonstrate to the...
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The NFCDCU is a coalition of American credit unions that serve low- and moderate-income people and communities. NFCDCU’s policies and programs show what “people worthy” banking is all about. The...
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Like it or not, the future of community economic development turns on evaluations of our organizations and initiatives. If they "achieve change" by someone's definition, they work; if they don't...
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Even if they have a thriving small business, women microentrepreneurs can find it very difficult to get even small amounts of credit from mainstream financial institutions. To address that in...
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Practical yet comprehensive in orientation, rooted in practice yet at the same time providing a critical link to key policy issues, this book has struck many practitioners as 'the best book on...
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In the last 20 years, new models of community investment and community enterprise have arisen to help get capital to communities. They in turn have raised still more questions, especially about the...
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This research report by the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) offers a critical analysis of Nova Scotia’s co-operative development system and the role that finance plays within it....