Finance is at the heart of local change. The most resilient local economies are those in which money flows around a community, through progressive procurement and support for local services and businesses. Here’s ten of the best ideas from around the world for helping keep finance local.
As a new pilot attempts to join up the dots of community finance, Clare Goff asks whether the time is ripe for an alternative finance revolution
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network unites organisations committed to transformative place-based social and economic change across Canada. Together they are articulating a new local economics, as chief executive Michael Toye explains.
The Ulster Community Investment Trust is plugging the gap as government retreats and banks withdraw finance. Trudi Dunbar explains