A keystone conference from the team behind SOCAP, SEED, Neighborhood Economics, TriplePundit, and other networks that have come to define the way money and meaning can work together for good. Registration now open.
San Francisco, CA
May 22-24, 2019
Collaborate and Newcastle University Business School Publish Research into Complexity-Friendly Funding
There is a clear and deepening frustration amongst some with the rhetoric of “purpose”. For those of us who believe in the power of business to do good, this is an opportunity for some honest self-reflection. But ultimately purpose is still worth believing in for three good reasons.
Uncovering who are the 81 percent of entrepreneurs that can’t access formal financing–and why–will be hard work. It will require more focus from industry and community leaders to look at how we got here. According to this Institute for Policy Studies report, White families have seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more wealth than Hispanic families – and who knows how bad it is for Native Americans because, let’s be real, that data set is rarely reported (if even collected).
Corporate-run agricultural co-ops are squeezing the very farmers they’re supposed to protect. Making them work again could help revive the heartland.
Jarvis's new book, 'Company of One', explores the idea of growth and why big numbers might not be the best way to success (or at all).