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Open Sourcing Sustainability: Welcome To POC21

OuiShare: POC21

In the midst of accelerating climate and resource crises, the organisation OuiShare felt it was time to step into tangible solutions. So together with their friends at Open State, they are announcing POC21 : an accelerator for open source sustainability, to add a Proof Of Concept to the Conference Of Parties (COP21) in 2015. "During 5 weeks of prototyping and co-living in a stunning castle, 50 open hardware innovators will build the most functional and replicable cell of a sustainable society."

EthicCapital News - Winter 2014

EthicCapital News

EthicCapital, a credit cooperative from Georgia, has publised its newsletter Winter 2014.

Read more here (in German)

Informativo COOHABRAS

COOHABRAS Informativo

Our new member from Brasil, the housing cooperative COOHABRAS, has issued its first newsletter (in Portuguese).

Take a look here

GLS Bank - newsletter

GLS newsletter

In their december newsletter the GLS Bank informs about some technical issues like the actual wave of phishing and how to deal with spyware, viruses and trojans. Another topic is their new Banking App.

Read more here (in German)

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust launched

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust, a new independent charity aiming to transform how Scotland’s third sector uses and thinks about its finances, has been launched yesterday. The trust’s first initiative is a specially designed new savings account to be introduced at today’s Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Fair.

Newsletter Convergences: The working groups continue

Newsletter Convergences

Since five years five working groups meet each month in Paris to discuss in a broad diversity of actors about common subjects, with different perspectives of course. They also prepare studies - especially the  Baromètre de l’Entrepreneuriat Social  and the Baromètre de la Microfinance - and prepare the programme for the next conference.

Read more here (in french only)

Survey on the the future of values based banking

Please read a letter from our former president Malcolm Hayday to all INAISE members: 

I would like to send you an important survey – and I urge you to take part. This survey will provide input into a response to the UN Environment Programme’s ‘Inquiry to Financial System Design’. The survey investigates people’s views on the future of values based banking and what systemic interventions are needed to accelerate the growth of this market – and to enable a sustainable future.