This article is food for thought and an interesting counterpoint on the social costs of the sharing economy as it displaces other workers and may undercut worker and consumer safeguards. Read article.
Posts Tagged ‘justice’
FairTrade.net features information on the fair trade issues for several key product categories, and links to Fair Trade organizations in many countries around the world. Their affiliated US partner is Fair Trade America, whose website includes a list of several dozen Fair Trade certified products available here. Another US group, Fair Trade USA, split off from the international group several years ago, and its site features a much larger list of products bearing its own certification label; see FairTradeUSA product guide.
Investors’ Circle is a pioneer of the early-state impact investing world. Their members are accredited investors, though they also accept donations in support of their work. Visit website.
Move to Amend is a coalition comprised organizations individuals committed to building a vibrant democracy that is accountable to the people rather than public interests. Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution (in response to Citizens United) that unequivocally states that only human beings have inalienable rights, and that money is not a protected form of free speech under the First Amendment, and can thereby be regulated in political campaigns. Learn more.
This primer by the Case Foundation provides an introduction to impact investing for the newcomer. It includes several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors.
Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing rural businesses. Its loan fund is open to qualified investors and they accept donations from anyone. Learn more.