The economic system that has created, and exacerbated the social and environmental crises we face, is not an unchangeable force. Rather, together with our community partners, we have witnessed time and time again, that people have the generosity, ingenuity, and energy necessary to build innovative economic solutions – solutions that can repair and sustain the environment, while also creating prosperous, vibrant, and thriving communities for people to live and work.
The imperative to find new ways to do business does not allow us to play it safe. It requires that we be daring and brave. They can only be designed through deep and purposeful engagement with stakeholders and through experimentation in real time and place.
When a possible economic intervention or a new approach is identified, we work with the community or constituency through an iterative, organic process of testing, adapting, and retesting the idea in real world conditions. We then assess its success against intended outcomes, share lessons from those that fail, and share and/or scale those that look like they can succeed.