Opportunity to grow resilience and sustainability

It is important we keep a clear view on where we can best engage to achieve our objective. At this stage we have identified four area's of opportunities.

 

 

Selforganized financial networks

The basis for all natural ecosystems is a high degree of selforganisation as an individual and in groups or networks. For the financial ecosystem this translates into groups of people that loan, save, insure between them without the need for a bank, insurance company or any other institution. Crowdfunding is an example, but there are many other examples.

This is also the where alternative currencies play an important role. One can design a currency for any group of individuals that share a common objective. The currencies can have a local focus to enhance the resilience of the local economy, can be for a sector like energy, healthcare, education or a currency for sustainable energy.  Diversification through currencies is a key driver to grow the resilience.

In the early stages we will focus on entrepreneurs in the small business segment and on the cultural sector. Both are experiencing difficulty in the economic crisis and are seeking for alternative means to create a future perspective.

Re-invest capital into societal return

It seems that today more then 90% of the money is invested in financial derivitives and do not connect to the real economy. At the same time we have both business and societies that are struglling find capital to invest.

The opportunity is to grow the % capital that create a societal return on ivestment

Rebalance debt and capital

For example in the netherlands we have a huge amount of capital in pensions and a huge state debt. In times of crisis it is the debt that creates a downward pull. And the capital tends to loose it value.

The opportunity is to use the capital to reduce the debt. In many cases this type of restructuring required government policy.

Grow sustainability

There is a significant opportunity to grow the amount of capital in sustainability and using finance to incentivise sustainable consumer and producer practices.