Emilio Travieso, SJ begins and ends with an image of an altar from his time with Mayan communities (Tseltal) in Chiapas, Mexico. As part of his dissertation research, Emilio was studying their cooperative business — Yomol A’tel — that’s grown to $2 million in revenue — as part of a larger Comparte network across Latin […]
Starting with Project Drawdown’s zero carbon future vision, James and his Carbon Collective team have set out to build a practical way each of us can invest our money in that low carbon future. Removing the four largest GHG emitting sectors. Replace that 20% with companies that are getting as close as is currently available (with traditional publicly traded companies) to this Draw Down / zero carbon future vision.
Later today, I give a presentation to a group of Cooperative Business leaders (3 largest U.S. co-op banks (NCB, CoBank and CFC), 5 co-op capital entrepreneurs, 6 co-op loan fund/CDFIs, 2 mutual insurance cos., and 6 associations). My question is: Can we imagine and build together — across credit unions, electric co-ops and emerging co-op […]
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.”
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 […]
Today, after a small group reunion from our March Livable Future Investing workshop (of Catholic asset holders, inspired by the Economy of Francesco vision), Evan Gill from Catholic Charities USA started telling me about Omidyar’s Reimagining Capitalism work. I’ve heard the name Omidyar at least a dozen times the past couple years, but had just […]
I was inspired today at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) 50th Anniversary celebration. As I reconnected with old friends from Notre Dame and met new community land trust & worker center leaders via the Hubilo (virtual conference) chat, I realized how much CCHD is part of me. The farmworker organizing my dad helped […]