Government

What can governments do to address the banking crisis, remedy unemployment, poverty and ecological threats, and create conditions for sustainable abundance?

Business

How can time-tested currency innovations such as mutual credit systems help businesses of all sizes deal with cash flow shortages and monetary instability?

Community

What can communities do to leverage their untapped wealth and connect resources that would otherwise remain unused with needs that would otherwise remain unmet?

Research

What can scientific and academic research tell us about how to design and implement more effective and resilient monetary systems?

Currency Proposals

What types of complementary currencies could help us overcome current obstacles to the flourishing of our educational, energy, commercial, and other systems?

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Rethinking Money, How new currencies turn scarcity into prosperity by Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer

February 8, 2013 – 9:15 am | One Comment

NEW BOOK RELEASED!

Rethinking Money points out that there is a way, in fact a thousand ways, to stop our current juggernaut towards global self-destruction. There is a system of solutions already in place in localities throughout the …

Community Currencies: The Story of Banco Palmas in Brazil

May 19, 2010 – 11:53 pm |

The story of Banco Palmas in Brazil is a great example of how local currencies can stimulate the local economy.  With the help of NGOs, people in Palmeiras, an impoverished district in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil …

“Natural Savings: How to Save Forests with Savings for and by the Poor?”

January 26, 2010 – 1:50 pm | One Comment

“Natural Savings: A New Microsavings Product for Inflationary Environments. How to Save Forests with Savings for and by the Poor?” Co-authored by Bernard Lietaer and Marek Hudon (Centre Emile Bernheim, Solvay Business School, Brussels).   …

Complementary Currencies in Japan Today

January 10, 2010 – 10:27 pm |

Since 1995 the number of experiments with complementary currencies in Japan has exploded. Not only is Japan the country in the world with the most systems in operation today, but also the nation with the …

Community Currency Guide

December 18, 2009 – 11:40 pm | One Comment

Developed by Global Community Initiatives in partnership with Bernard Lietaer, this local guide to community currency is designed to help community leaders identify the kinds of complementary currencies that might be appropriate for …