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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Blake Jones of Namaste Solar, Clean Energy CU, and Kachuwa Fund

12/5/2019 - VEOC Co-Executive Director Matt Cropp interviews Blake Jones about his journey through the co-op world that began when he co-founded Namaste Solar, which is now a worker co-op that employs more than 200 people. He's since helped launch a purchasing co-op for independent solar installers, Clean Energy Credit Union, and, most recently, Kachuwa Fund, an impact investment fund organized as a co-op that prioritizes investment in cooperatives, minority and women-owned businesses, and the real estate that those businesses operate out of.

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