Practicing Regenerative Finance: How Community Loan Funds, Shared Governance and Reinvestment Support Local Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Presented in collaboration with the Climate Justice Alliance

Community loan funds are creating new possibilities for funding local solutions to the climate crisis, while also addressing a long history of institutional disinvestment in traditionally disenfranchised communities. Four grassroots organizers on the frontlines will speak to the ways that reinvestment campaigns are calling on philanthropy to invest in these local funds, redefine traditional conceptions of risk and return, and center stewarding wealth in ways that generate healing rather than harm. With: Pambana Uishi, co-founder of the Indianapolis-based Kheprw Institute; Mateo Nube, co-founder of the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project; Loren White Jr., Community Development Coordinator at the Indigenous Environmental Network; Lupe Romero Elicea, Co-Director for the Climate Justice Our Power Loan Fund.

Golden Bear Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza

April 7th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Lupe Romero Elicea
Climate Justice Alliance’s Just Transition Revolving Loan Fund & Incubator
Pambana Uishi
Kheprw Institute
Loren White, Jr.
Community Development Coordinator
Indigenous Environmental Network
Mateo Nube
Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
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