Investors' Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, we have propelled $166 million plus $4 billion in follow on investment into 265 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. We aim to move $100 million more by 2020. Impact Investing Happens Here. The Spring Forum will be livestreamed. Join the action!
WE ARE WISCONSIN is a feature documentary film that follows the day-to-day unfolding of public outcry against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's controversial budget-repair bill, focusing on the human story behind a remarkable popular uprising forged on the floor of the Madison Capitol. The film asks the question "Why should we care about what's going on in Wisconsin?" on multiple levels, through an in-depth profile of six leading individuals central to the story:
This film is stunning audiences across the globe, as it exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse, tracing its origins to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
Slow Money national gatherings are quickly emerging as a significant new venue for field building, investing and social change. More than 1000 people from 34 states and several foreign countries attended our first two national gatherings, and more than $4.25 million has been invested in 16 of the presenting small food enterprises. Since last year's event at Shelburne Farms, Vermont, 11 local Slow Money chapters have begun investing around the country.
The newest Free Range/Story of Stuff video explores the crisis of corporate influence in American democracy and was inspired by the January 2010 Supreme Court decision that gave corporations the right to spend unlimited funds to influence elections. We made the movie because we believe getting corporations out of our democracy is critical to making progress on a huge range of issues that we Americans (and many others around the world) care about, from good jobs to clean air to safe products.
With your help a 30-second ad will air on national television, targeting an estimated 2 million viewers of A&E's popular show about stuff, "Hoarders." The airtime for this ad will be purchased as the $3,000 was funded by your efforts. Over 12 million people have already seen Annie Leonard's video about the materials economy. However, millions still haven't heard the message. Now, with your help they will!
From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson, comes "Inside Job," the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, "Inside Job" traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
Mass Collaboration for a Sustainable Future is going Global in the Bay Area! This November 8-10 (Mon- Weds) The Global Summit second biennial comes to Fort Mason (+ Welcome Concert Sunday Nov 7th )! It’s a unique cross-sector forum designed to spark community action and year-round sustainable solutions. As a Fan of the AwareGuide, we are pleased to extend a special 50% registration discount here!
One runner-up in the "Vote 2010" video contest entitled “You Vote, I Vote,” featured a song about voting to the tune of Justin Bieber’s, “You Smile, I Smile.
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate…