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Our Resilient Financial System – Local Investing, June 11th

June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ceri and Jordan, Gaia Coffee

This crisis is teaching some valuable lessons about the vulnerabilities of our economic system, our food supplies, and important institutions like the NHS. How can we strengthen and ‘shock proof’ our local and regional economies to ensure we have secure livelihoods, enough fresh and nutritious food, and reliable supply networks supporting the NHS and other critical institutions? There’s lots of potential for positive change, but one of the essential elements to a stable and resilient local economy is a stable and resilient local financial system.

Please join us for this series of online talks led by local experts and financial innovators. These talks are open to anyone, but they will be of particular interest to local councillors and officers, local business leaders and progressive entrepreneurs, as well as social innovators and community organisers.

Please join us for the launch on June 11 with Jay Tompt and Chris Gunson. We’ll be diving into the concept of ‘resilience‘ and what it means in the context of local economics and finance, as well as talk about local investing, some of the work of Michael Shuman, and share some stories from our own Local Entrepreneur and Community of Dragons model.

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Future talks in this series:

June 18th – Business to Business Mutual Credit – we’ll be joined by initiators of a new mutual credit network modeled in the very successful Sardex system, which provides working capital for members by members.

June 25th – BenComs and Community Shares – Andrew Shadrake, Local Spark associate and CoopsUK consultant, will lead this session on how new cooperative models and build local economic resilience.

July 2nd – Banking for Resilience – Tony Greenham, co-founder of the South West Mutual, a customer-owned regional bank, will explain how regional banks focused on serving the needs of local and regional SMEs provides a critical layer of stability – and credit in times of financial difficulty.