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Transition Feelings

I passed the torch at CPA this week. The feelings are wonderful and… remind me of paradox. New invitations, recognition feel simultaneously spacious, and also weighty. Which brings me to mystery and some mystagogy. I start by reflecting on this quote from Rainer Maria Rilke: “In spite of all the farmer’s work and worry, he can’t reach down to where the seed is slowly transmuted into summer. The earth bestows.”

The U.S. Shared Ownership Landscape:14 Cooperative Funds You Can Invest In

Pioneering Alternative Ownership Fund Mangers

In the next few weeks, Elizabeth Garlow and I will be releasing our first report under our new Francesco Collaborative banner. The report distills the insights from our Livable Future Investing workshop we facilitated a few months ago with 25 leading Catholic asset holders. For me, the release of this report marks the beginning of […]

Making Reparations Practical

I know this is a daunting question. I’m going to try to make it practical with 3 steps and 3 concrete invitations. Weds, April 7, 7pm ET: “Exploring how congregations might re-imagine their assets when long term sustainability is no longer an option.” with Rev. Dr. Sidney Williams – click here to RSVP and/or join) […]

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.

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 […]