BUILDING A BRIDGE
EMPOWERING COMMUNITY LEADERS
We support those historically excluded from capital decisions to reclaim their seat at the table by demystifying the arcane world of capital, highlighting potential areas of intervention, creating pathways to enter meaningful conversations around finance, amplifying community voices in ways that investors are receptive to, and supporting the creation of financial vehicles that serve the needs of communities – from community-governed loan funds to multi-stakeholder enterprises to conversions of companies to democratic worker ownership.
INFORMING AND SUPPORTING INVESTORS
We address the potential and appetite investors have to adopt an ever deeper social justice approach and address their current constraints. We do this by providing deep analysis for how investments drive social justice outcomes, developing concepts for more transformative alternatives to traditional fund and investment models, delivering technical support and advocacy for the adoption of social justice-aligned investment strategies, and convening the Transform Finance Investor Network.
BUILDING A CROSS-STAKEHOLDER MOVEMENT
We undertake our programs with an intention to create a bridge between the separate worlds of finance and social justice. By working with communities, we gain a perspective that in turn supports our work with investors: how those affected view capital flows, what the priorities of communities are, what a vision of a non-extractive finance landscape looks like. By working with investors, we can help social justice leaders find windows of opportunity for their voices to be heard and for them to develop transformative alternatives from the ground up. Working with both groups and creating new spaces for cross-dialogue, we have been successful in fostering new discourse and collaboration between previously disconnected stakeholders.
PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
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Transform Finance is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) project of Common Counsel Foundation.