Cooperative Economics | "Impact-First" Investing | Transformative Leadership

Posts by Felipe Witchger:

Let’s Re-structure Capital’s Extractive Role: Let’s Use Co-ops

If we can re-structure capital to be in a non-extractive position, we can re-make business as an engine for human and ecosystem flourishing. As our culture evolves to more deeply appreciate the endemic nature of system oppression and ecological devastation, leaders will increasingly be looking for structural solutions.

4 Co-ops and 3 Funds Leading the US Cooperative Landscape

The US Cooperative & Shared Ownership Landscape Watch 2.5-min video narration & explanation of this map.  With the deleterious impacts of shareholder supremacy increasingly apparent, cooperatives offer a stakeholder-owned firm model. Co-ops have achieved meaningful market penetration in a few areas:  multi-family housing (25% are co-ops), credit unions (hold 10% of household savings), rural electric […]

6 Gratitudes for Maria Luisa Gaston: Family, Traditions, Mercy, Church, Liberation, and Courage

Loving us into a new understanding of Family. Maria Luisa was consistently building our notion of family. From the way she raised her son Mel as a single mother in close relationship to other Gaston sisters and cousins to the way she became Tia and Abuelita to dozens of young women at College of St. […]

Driver’s Seat & the Big Paradoxes of our Time

I’m super excited about Driver’s Seat because they are tackling one of the big paradoxes of our time. The explosive growth of gig work (think Uber, DoorDash, Amazon delivery) has created the promise of flexibility and prosperity for millions of people, and yet the reality is that most gig workers struggle to make even a minimum […]

Investing Peer Group: You’re Invited

I’m excited to be gathering a group of friends and colleagues this Friday, Dec. 4th — to help transform our relationship with money. I have a number of conversations with friends that are just starting out on their values-aligned investing journey — and some that are more my mentors and teachers. I am excited to […]

The Stories We Tell our Kids

I believe that stories change the world.The stories that we tell ourselves.The stories our culture feeds us.The stories that we tell our kids. Once in a while, a new story breaks through.Sometimes it even sticks in the back of my head.It does it’s quiet work there.It unconsciously shapes me. When I read Audacious Ignatius, the […]