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Leah Hunt-Hendrix: Building the Next Economy in Solidarity with Resistance Movements

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Jeff Ward: A Thunderbird's Eye View on Indigenous Innovators & Technology

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Mary Waldner: Holding On To Your Vision Even When VC’s Make You Go Crackers

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Neil Grimmer: It's Just Business... And Just as Personal as Your Dietary Habit

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Liesel Pritzker Simmons: Stewarding Inheritance on the Stairway to Blue Haven

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Sasha Kramer: Poop to the Rescue for Eroding Soil & Healthy, Dignified Livelihoods

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Paula Francis: The 8000 Mile Walk Toward Making Happiness Our New Bottom Line

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Sara Day Evans: Making America Regenerative Again

Sara Day Evans: Making America Regenerative Again by LIFT Economy: For the Benefit of All Life


The Working World's Model Works: Non-extractive Finance with Tailor-made Business Support

Brendan Martin is founder and director of The Working World, a cooperative financial institution and business incubator based in Argentina, Nicaragua, and the United States. Brendan originally moved to Argentina in 2004 to work with a group of Argentines in support of the “recovered factory” phenomenon, and out of this was born TWW and its non-extractive financing. Despite dire predictions of investing in the recovered factory movement, TWW achieved a 98% return rate across over 715 loans,...


Jonathan Rosenthal: Transforming Stories of Oppression Into #NowWeOwn

Jonathan Rosenthal is the Executive Director of the New Economy Coalition. He has spent over 30 years working to transform the power of business from a destructive force of accumulation into a healing force honoring the interconnectedness of all people and our earth. He co-founded Equal Exchange, Oké USA and Belmont-Watertown Local First. He has consulted with people and organizations all across the trade justice movement. He is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at...


Kyle Garner: ORGANIC INDIA & Business as a Vehicle of Consciousness

Kyle Garner is the CEO of Organic India USA. Organic India is a leading mission-driven manufacturer of herb-based wellness teas and functional supplements based on the principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Kyle joined Organic India USA in April 2015 following 3 years as CEO of New Chapter, Inc. in Brattleboro, VT. Kyle joined New Chapter in June 2012 following the acquisition by Procter & Gamble. Under his leadership, the New Chapter brand scaled-up in all facets including sales, marketing,...


Rick Alexander: Benefit Corporations & Pursuing Profit with Purpose

Rick Alexander has practiced law for 26 years at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, including four years as managing partner. He remains counsel to the firm. During that time, he was selected as one of the ten most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide, as Delaware Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, as Delaware Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, and as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States. In 2015, Rick became the Head of Legal Policy at B Lab. In...


Jennifer Pryce: Wall Street Refugee Champions Gender Lens & Access to Impact Investing

Jenn Pryce is President and CEO of Calvert Foundation. Having worked at Calvert Foundation for nearly a decade, Jenn has shaped the strategic direction of the organization to lead on rising trends such as investing with a gender lens and making impact investing more accessible to retail investors. Jenn started off in the Peace Corps working in Africa where she was exposed to the frustrating limited flows of capital to lower income communities. From there she set off to work for major banks...


Farhad Ebrahimi: Widening Our Circles for a Just Transition Toward a Regenerative Economy

Farhad Ebrahimi is the founder and chair of the Chorus Foundation, which works for a just transition to a regenerative economy in the United States. The Chorus Foundation supports communities on the front lines of the old, extractive economy to build new bases of political, economic, and cultural power for systemic change. Farhad’s family history has been defined by multiple cultures, nationalities, political revolutions, and refugee experiences. To say that his parents talked politics at...


Cliff Feigenbaum: GreenMoney Turns 25 – The Evolution of Sustainable Business & Impact Investing

Founder and Managing Editor Cliff Feigenbaum launched The GreenMoney Journal in 1992 and in 2013 was named “One of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business” by Trust Across America. In 2015 and again in 2017, Cliff was named one of the “Leaders in CSR & Sustainability” by Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine. He has also received numerous nominations for the SRI Service Award. GreenMoney is one of the world’s leading sustainable business and impact investing media brands with...


Shareable Turns the Page with "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons"

Neal Gorenflo is the Executive Director and co­founder of Shareable, a nonprofit solutions news outlet that covers the latest social innovations in resource sharing, new economy, and cities. He is a speaker, consultant, and writer on sharing cities, the sharing economy, and the future of work. He is the co­editor of the new book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.” As a leader in the sharing movement, he advises mayors, communities, and organizations around the world how to...


Kris Lin-Bronner

Kris Lin-Bronner is Strategic Adviser and CSR Manager for Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America. She is responsible for overseeing and managing many diverse projects under the umbrella of sustainability and social responsibility. Kris advises the Special Operations Team and affiliated Fair Trade projects on financial and operational matters, provides integrated risk assessments on new business ventures, and works to institutionalize Dr....


Gregory Landua: This Is Your Brain on “Regeneration”

Gregory Landua, co-author of the pioneering book, Regenerative Enterprise, is the co-founder and CEO of Terra Genesis International. Terra Genesis International (TGI) is a dynamic global team of Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture and Business practitioners and leaders working to support leading companies to transform their negative impact into regenerative effects. Gregory has studied marine and terrestrial ecology and evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands, translated for...


Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield is Co-­founder and Co­-managing director of the Fund for Democratic Communities. He is a long time social justice, anti ­ war and community activist. After graduating as a Presidential Scholar from Little Rock Central High School in the late 60s, he went on to Cornell University where he became the leader of the Black student organization during the period of struggle for Black Studies. Ed is deeply involved in theorizing and promoting the development of cooperative...


Kevin Egolf: Supporting Small Farmers Through Sustainable Farmland Finance

Kevin Egolf is an impact investing professional focusing his efforts on socially responsible farmland investing. His passion for sustainable agriculture and extensive finance background naturally led him into the growing impact investing field and towards impacting agriculture. Through Iroquois Valley Farms, a leader in triple bottom line impact farmland investing, and Local Farms Fund, a land access venture for early stage farmers in the NY Foodshed, Kevin helps investors achieve...


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