• An Accelerator Aims to Restore Dignity and Livelihoods to Migrants and Refugees
    The world is grappling with a refugee crisis of massive proportions. More than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, including 22.5 million refugees. One person is displaced due to conflict or persecution nearly every two seconds, according to the United Nations. As the Trump administration battles a ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Tech Startup Gives Workers The Tools to Report Supply Chain Slavery
    Giving staff the tools to report workplace abuses, including forced labour, should improve data for brands that are striving to ensure their products are slavery-free, a tech startup said. From texts and calls to messaging apps and social media, technology could encourage workers to share issues anonymously. That would give companies a better ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • The Innovator Connecting Impact Investing to The Creative Economy
    Laura Callanan is a weaver. As Founder of Upstart Co-Lab, she is intertwining impact investors with the creative economy to strengthen communities and solve global problems. Since 2016, Upstart has been exploring how the $763 billion creative economy in the U.S. can become more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. By introducing ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Rod Stewart Turns Into a Singing Turtle To Promote Clean Oceans
    SodaStream International has unveiled a video campaign that focuses on the global damage caused by single-use plastic bottles. The video features a singing sea turtle calling on people to take responsibility and make the simple and meaningful life change of going reusable. The video acts as a metaphor for the ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Reimagining the Pooled Income Fund: A Community-Scale Mutual Fund
    At Cutting Edge Capital, we think a lot about the possible legal strategies that can advance community capital. There are the often-used (if not well-known) strategies like crowdfunding, direct public offerings, and charitable loan funds. But then there are strategies that have been on the books for decades but have ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • With a New Fund, Evergreen Cooperatives Looks to Spread the ‘Cleveland Model’
    Since their inception ten years ago, the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, Ohio have served as a promising model of economic development in a post-industrial city. The three worker cooperatives—an industrial laundry company, a green energy services contractor, and a hydroponic greenhouse (pictured above)—collectively employ over 200 individuals, many of whom ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Canada Earmarks $800 Million for Social Impact Fund
    This past week, while Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving, the government of Canada made a landmark commitment to social finance that we should all be thankful for. In its Fall Economic Statement, the federal government earmarked an unprecedented $805 million to advance social and environmental solutions, as part of its broader ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Impact Investing Platform SVX.US Debuts With Offering by TechSoup
    A new impact investing platform is launching this week and its first offering—a financially self-sufficient global nonprofit—signals the type of innovative social enterprises it aims to help. The funding platform, SVX.US, is a three-way collaboration between Cutting Edge Capital, the Bay Area-based community capital consulting firm, Bequia Securities, a broker-dealer, ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • A Crowdfunding Bootcamp Aims to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs in North Carolina
    Raising money is difficult for any entrepreneur, but veteran-owned small businesses in particular tend to struggle with capital raising. A new program in North Carolina aims to help. INVESTinNC, a Wilmington, NC-based crowdfunding education company, has launched an investment crowdfunding program specifically for veteran entrepreneurs. The company is recruiting six ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Community Centered Revitalization Webinar
    In this webinar, Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon discuss community capital, investment funds, opportunity zones, and local control. If you have any follow-up questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation call please email us at info@cuttingedgecapital.com. The post Community Centered Revitalization Webinar appeared first on Cutting Edge Capital. ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Accountable Capitalism vs. Shareholder Primacy: Finding a Better Way
    Elizabeth Warren’s recently proposed Accountable Capitalism Act (“ACA”) has ignited a lot of controversy, with supporters hailing it as the way to save capitalism, while others argue that it will destroy capitalism. In my view, while it is a step in the right direction, there is a better way to ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Three Years Ago, PV Grows Launched Their Investment Fund, What Are They Up To Now?
    by Sydney Boral | September 14, 2018 The Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts is beautiful during this time of year. The arrival of autumn signifies to the rich agricultural economy that it’s time for harvest. For PVGrows and their partners, it’s also a season of celebrating three years since the launch of their investment ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Want to have the best, most productive time at ComCap17? Here’s how…
    Hello Community Capital Advocates…ComCap17 is just 3 days away! Want to have the best, most productive time at ComCap17? Here’s how… First—party with your new friends! Sunday, Sept. 10 – opening night reception at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific St, 6pm-8pm. Enjoy the special exhibit around our soirée, “Who ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • Flash Your Badge and Get Hungry for Monterey!
    Fresh Fish. Fine Wine. The Perfect Breeze, Gorgeous Produce and Even Better Views. We invite our esteemed ComCap17 conference-goers to make the most of their upcoming trip, and experience the very best of what the historic Monterey Peninsula region has to offer, which is tremendous! In this post, you’ll find highlights ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena
    CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena Tackling small business development is ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • Students Make All the Difference: Join us at ComCap17
    “Students are the future. It makes sense that the only way we’re going to change the status quo is with young people. The world needs new models, yet we continue to use the old ones—systems that are killing us. We must build new systems with people who aren’t entrenched in ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • What Should Local Economic Development Look Like?
    Community capital provides new access for citizens to invest and removes barriers to entrepreneurship. Historically under-served communities (i.e. African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, women, and rural), can now invest in the enterprises they believe in. They are starting businesses and accessing capital from sources other ... read more
    Source: Hatch Innovation
  • Monterey Musts: Let’s go to the Aquarium!
    Source: ComCap17
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