Economy Archive

The Way to a Marketplace Revolution (Podcast)

David LePage releases new book pointing the way to a Social Value Marketplace

David LePage, managing partner of Buy Social Canada, has just written and released a new book, Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital. In this well-timed and pioneering work, David makes it very clear that the pathway to a more egalitarian and healthy society is in plain view. In straightforward and practical terms he shows how the purchasing power community anchor institutions like cities, hospitals, universities, and businesses could create an entirely different kind of economy, one he calls a Social Value Marketplace.

Chandos Construction a Leader in Social Procurement (Podcast)

Construction sector could be big player in post-COVID social rebuilding

Chandos Construction is a 100 per cent employee owned, 40-year-old construction firm operating in cities across Canada. It is also a Certified B Corporation and a leader in social hiring and social procurement. Tim Coldwell is president of the company. His story is a compelling one. He is Mohawk and self-identifies as having been a youth at risk.

Construction Projects Create Social Value (Podcast)

Australian experience points to changes social procurement will bring to builders and communities

Martin Loosemore is professor of construction management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Finding Purchase for Marketplace Revolution (Podcast)

SAP could facilitate massive revenue flows into Social Value Marketplace

All of government, business, institutions, and non-profit organizations are purchasers. Every purchase they make has economic, environmental, and social value-creation power. What if that purchasing power was redirected to support the creation of community capital? There is a tremendous opportunity to supply revenue into what David LePage of Buy Social Canada calls a Social Value Marketplace.

State of Social Economy in Canada and Around the World (Podcast)

For over three decades Nancy Neamtan has been on the frontlines of the social economy movement in Quebec. Nancy served as CEO of Chantier de l’économie sociale from 1996 to 2015. She contributed to the creation of international networks in which she is recognized for her expertise.

What if Civil Society and Social Enterprise Underpin What’s Next? (Podcast)

Beautiful Bailout author Shaun Loney points to an emerging paradigm

Shaun Loney, author of A Beautiful Bailout, has been deeply engaged in more than 12 successful social enterprises. He has also been a senior civil servant. He has been walking the walk with social entrepreneurs for decades and offers cutting edge insights into an emerging social innovation revolution. Social enterprise and civil society organizations could find themselves in a newly powerful position to change our culture for the better and by far. Could they be at the centre of What’s Next?

Social Procurement a Game Changer for Cities (Podcast)

A conversation with David LePage of Buy Social Canada

David LePage has spent a lifetime building community. Almost 20 years ago he and a small group realized social procurement was an untapped motherlode of potential. Since then, he and his colleagues have been making steady progress in bringing the practice to life.

Joy Is What Happens When We Notice (Podcast)

Under-resourced people live in ways that could lead the rest of us

Allan and Lynn Smith-Reeve and have been working in the orbit of poverty for many years. In Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the city in which Axiom News hosted the Peterborough Dialogues, 40 or more tents have been put up in Victoria Park and in which people who are living in poverty are now residing.

Imagine a Future with more ESOPs

Spring, 2018 events show uptick in activity around employee ownership

The story of how employee ownership saved a B.C. mill company from shut down offers just one compelling glimpse of what’s possible in a business model some say is still too much of a secret.

Discovering What's Next for the Local Living Economies Movement (Podcast)

Laury Hammel in conversation on sustainable business and local living econmies

No one person can ever embody a social movement. But if someone could, it might be Laury Hammel.

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