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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

A Guide to Capital Strategies for Community Power

Despite our common goals, there is a stark disconnect between communities organizing for grassroots change and practitioners in the social capital sector. If Lorde’s analogy holds, without an alternative to inhabit, most investors will self correct within the bounds of capitalism in the name of self-preservation and status. But bound together, if grounded in mutual respect and solidarity, both sectors could spark new, generative power to rewrite the rules for a shared future.

While we cannot “impact invest” our way out of capitalism, a new form of impact finance that operates in alignment with grassroots social movements could become a much more forceful tool to create the world that we all desperately deserve.

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