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Africa in the Balance: A Vision of Sensitive Action

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How do we keep the lights on, avoid revolution and turmoil, keep children in school and people in work, yet still manage to fundamentally.

Africa in the Balance: A Vision of Sensitive Action

By  Leland Lehrman Introduction Modern civilization has discovered the hard way that the social and ecological practices of indigenous people are often better suited to planetary health and happiness. That does not mean modernity has produced nothing of value, just that its fragmented system of governance and production leaves no one in charge of the

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Entrepreneur Inclusion — What’s In It For Me?

How do I find an Inclusive Community for my business?

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Innovation Collective will Present at Transform

A message from Nick Smoot, founder, Innovation Collective First I want to say how honored I am to share our crazy experiment, Innovation Collective, with all of you at Transform!  A few years ago I was sitting in a room as Bill Gates, Tony Blair, and Michael Milken were discussing the massive shifts in our

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Lineages of Regenerative Agriculture (Short Version)

I’m writing a more complete and expanded version of this article, including graphics and structured analyses of these lineages. Sign up for my mailing list if you want to read the finished version. There are 5 primary intellectual and practical Lineages of people who are using the term “Regenerative Agriculture”. Each lineage has a different definition, farming philosophy, and

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Video: Sean Esbjorn-Hargens on “Ten Forms of Capital”

I talk to Sean Esbjörn-Hargens at MetaIntegral about the concept of "Ten Forms of Capital"...

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Impact Entrepreneurship: February 2019

Originally published on LinkedIn, this is Laurie Lane-Zucker’s monthly wrap up of the Impact Investing world Wednesday, February 14, 2019, Noon Eastern (U.S.) Time Senior leaders from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation discuss the role of philanthropy in building an impact economy and a Call to Action for philanthropies to step up

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The Salt in the Broth, Warm Data and Systems Change

Is there space in the keyboard strokes for the pink of life? Assembling letters into words and images that reach into feelings, inviting memories, things once known, regrets, and touching the purple bruises of this moment. Is there a chance now to say what we have known and previously tried not to voice? People will

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Colorado — “The Delaware of Cooperative Law”

Benefits to Incorporating a Worker Cooperative in Colorado

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Opportunity Zone investors want impact. Let’s help them get it.

By Lisa Green Hall and Jennifer Collins for Impact Alpha Photo by Tyler Perry Studios Not since 2000 (with the New Markets Tax Credit legislation) has a tax policy so dramatically captured the attention of investors and community development practitioners as has Opportunity Zones.  Regulations have not yet been finalized. Opportunity Funds are just beginning to close. But our early

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Two New Labs Coalescing for Transform

Image by PixaBay Two labs are coming to Transform that I am working closely with and am really excited about. Labs, you might remember create systemic solutions that are ready to go to scale or replicate but need some key blockage removed or a bit of a strategic life. Labs provide a place to workshop

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