The Backbone of Sustainable Infrastructure: Cooperative Ownership & Public Banks


Edward Quevedo J.D., The Foresight+Innovation Lab


Financial Agency, Financial Literacy, Social Justice


Conventional business models and financial institutions have proven deeply inadequate to build sustainable economies, infrastructure, or communities. The most positively disruptive models extant to replace these outmoded modalities are Community Owned Cooperatives (COCs) and Public Banks (PBs). Delegates to this Workshop will learn how these institutions work, why they are successful, and how to implement these models in their own communities.

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