The Alliance for Sustainability & Prosperity is dedicated to creating a pragmatic approach to bring genuine prosperity and well being to everyone on the planet. 

Autopoiesis LLC Partners have helped secure more than $300 million in sustainable capital; co-authored the foundational book Ecological Design; pioneered a variety of triple bottom line investment models; led the creation of the Reliable Prosperity framework for restorative bioregions; and spent twenty years each delivering regenerative projects to businesses, non-profits and foundations, governments, and tribes. We know what it takes to initiate and facilitate long-term, interdisciplinary collaborations that restore people and place.

B Lab's vision is to create a new sector of the economy that harnesses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. This sector will be comprised of a new type of corporation - the B Corporation. Individuals and communities thus will have greater economic opportunity, society will move closer to achieving a positive environmental footprint while creating more local living economies in the US and across the world.

Value is what gets created when investors invest and organizations act to pursue their mission. Traditionally, we have thought of value as being either economic or social. What the Blended Value Proposition states is that all organizations, whether for-profit or not, create value that consists of economic, social and environmental value components — and that investors simultaneously generate all three forms of value through providing capital to organizations.

Within a generation, we envision a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function in harmony with local ecosystems to meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, and foster joyful community life.  At the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE [bawl-EE], our work is focused on creating real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies.

Carol Sanford believes that business can and will play a major role in creating a better world. She has worked with businesses for four decades who have successfully done so by building great businesses. Responsibility will not only be in the DNA with everyone contributing, but the current approaches of doing less harm, following best practices and working with fragments will have given way to working from a living systems view that makes all systems more vital, viable and able to regenerate themselves, without tradeoffs. To that end, Carol has been leading major consulting change efforts in both Fortune 500 and new-economy businesses for more than 30 years. Her most recent book, The Responsible Business, was shortlisted for "Best Business Book of the Year" (out of 11,000 Biz books).  She was also named to "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" (2012).
 

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) is about making a transition to a better economy, one that offers hope for a healthy and durable future. CASSE promotes the steady state economy -- a new economic framework that meets people's needs without undermining the life-support systems of the planet -- as a desirable alternative to unsustainable growth.

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership.  They mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

What is the core purpose of the corporation?  How should it be designed to seamlessly blend sustainability into its design, ownership, governance, strategy and practices?  Corporation 20/20 is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to answer these questions.  Its goal is to develop and disseminate a vision, pathway for the 21st century corporation in which social purpose moves from the periphery to the heart of the organization.  Such transformation is indispensable to a Great Transition toward a just and livable world.

The Democracy Collaborative focuses on the role community economic stability plays as an essential foundation of civic practice and democratic life. The research, training, and action agenda centers on areas of community wealth building innovations and strategies, programs to create individual and common assets for all Americans and the role anchor institutions can play in strengthening local economies.

Demos is a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization founded in 2000. Headquartered in New York City, Demos works with advocates and policymakers around the country in pursuit of four overarching goals: a more equitable economy with widely shared prosperity and opportunity, a vibrant and inclusive democracy with high levels of voting and civic engagement, an empowered public sector that works for the common good and responsible U.S. engagement in an interdependent world.

Ecotrust's mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental wellbeing.  Their goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.

With over 40 years of foresight, insight and integrity in our leadership, Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) works to reform markets and metrics to grow the green economy worldwide. We provide news and perspective with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, the Transforming Finance initiative, targeted research conferences, research on Beyond GDP, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting, and with reports, articles, newsletters and analysis by Hazel Henderson, our editor-in-chief, on EthicalMarkets.com. We focus on systems thinking and best practices to raise global standards. Ethicalmarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and video gathered from around the world.
 

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is a membership organization, made up of 25 of the world's leading sustainable banks. They are bound by a shared commitment to find global solutions to international problems - and to promote a positive, viable alternative to the current financial system.

The Institute for Local Self Reliance’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.  To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is an organization which supports creative thought and open discourse to advance reform in economic thinking and policy worldwide. INET seeks to confront the flawed mechanisms in our economic and financial infrastructure and develop new paradigms in economic understanding. It aims to create an environment nourished by open discourse and critical thinking to go beyond our prevailing economic paradigms.

The Institute for Policy Studies is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally.  They work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.

The Interdependence Movement is a network of Citizens without Borders, including artists, educators, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, civic and religious leaders and other activists, who recognize the interdependent nature of our world and advocate for new forms of constructive civic interdependence to solve the multiple cross-border challenges that confront us.

Investors' Circle is comprised of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Focused on areas of energy, the environment, food, education, wellness and community development, IC incorporates vast constituents and services, making IC more than just an angel network.

Leslie Christian has been a leader and innovator in social and environmental investing for more than 20 years.  Leslie is currently focused on the development of Integrated Capital, a new foundation and framework for portfolio management that accounts for the global risks of our time as well as the personal vision, values and aspirations of each client.

The Money and Impact Investing Directory highlights topics, resources and organizations related to creating positive social and environmental impacts through money, business, and investing.  The Directory is based on a growing understanding of the relationship between money, values and sustainability.  It exists to foster learning and engagement for people interested in aligning money and values. 

Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) shows how to restore and futher enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and groups, NCS creates innovative, practical tools and implementation strategies for companies, communities and countries. NCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The New America Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

The New Economics Institute is a project that will combine 23 years of experience of the New Economics Foundation together with 30 years of experience of the E. F. Schumacher Society. The combined half-century history of these institutions provide theory and application of a new economics paradigm while developing the vision and tools to make the transition to a fair and sustainable future.

Regenesis specializes in a living systems, place-based approach to planning, design, development, and education.

The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and empowering a diverse network of individuals to act on their campuses, and by fostering a national network for collective action.  They empower young people to defend human rights and the environment while making both corporations and universities accountable to global stakeholders.  Their goal is to foster social and environmental change by making responsible investment common practice amongst colleges and universities, and to support the next generation of activists with a new and powerful toolkit.

RSF Social Finance is a non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Since 1984, RSF has provided over $275 million in loans and over $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.

Savory Institute is a pioneer of Holistic Management which provides, promotes and teaches land management. Savory Institute is a global leader that addresses climate change, land management and public policy through holistic vision and action.

Working at the intersection of culture and economics since 1980, the Schumacher Center for a New Economics engages citizens in creating resilient, green, fair, and diverse regional economies.  Methods include micro-loans, self-financing, an agricultural commons, workforce housing, local currency issue, and community-supported industry.  A research library stewards the historic roots of a new economics; a lecture series showcases the visionaries of the movement; training seminars and conferences serve to gather, inform, and inspire action. 

Solutions is a new publication that aims to showcase bold and innovative ideas for solving the world's environmental, social and political problems. Founded by Robert Costanza, Paul Hawken, David Orr and John Todd, the journal brings the cutting edge ideas of academics and professionals in the field to an audience of policy makers, business leaders, and engaged members of the public.

Tellus Institute was established in 1976 as an interdisciplinary not-for-profit research and policy organization.  The times were propitious for a young institute bringing fresh thinking and scientific rigor to environmental and social challenges, and it grew rapidly.  Over the years, they’ve conducted 3,500 projects throughout the world, becoming an international leader in resource and environmental strategies and helping shape the embryonic field of sustainable development.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC.  Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a non-partisan venue for dealing with critical issues.  The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. 

The B Team’s mission is to deliver a ‘Plan B’ that puts people and planet alongside profit. Plan A — where companies have been driven by the profit motive alone — is no longer acceptable.

The Finance Innovation Lab is an open space where people can come together to explore, innovate and evolve the financial system so that it sustains people and planet. The Lab launched in 2009 and has since convened diverse community of 2,000 people from civil society, finance, innovation and government who share the vision to create a better financial system, but hold diverse perspectives.

Tomorrow's Company is the agenda setting ‘think and do’ tank which looks at the role of business and how to achieve enduring business success. The group challenges business leaders around the world to work in dialogue to tackle the toughest issues by promoting systemic solutions, working across boundaries between business, investors, government and society.

Toniic is an international network of action-oriented impact investors, both individuals and institutions.  We enable impact investing globally and demonstrate that holistic value creation is achievable and scalable.  We envision an economy where value creation is measured in human development, environmental impact and financial returns.

Focusing on the business of social innovation, Volans is part think-tank, part consultancy and part broker. They work globally with entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and governments to develop and scale innovative solutions to financial, social and environmental challenges.

The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.  Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action.