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The Clean Money Revolution

"...recommended reading for current and future investors looking to align their investments with their values and contribute to a more just global economy." Publishers Weekly

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  • Money is charged with symbolic meaning. For some it's the Holy Grail, the central quest of life. Others see it as a mere measure of greed, all of it tainted. For Joel Solomon it is raw energy, a latent force that can be harnessed and channeled for the social, ecological and political transformation the world so desperately awaits. His is a fresh vision, insightful, wise and profoundly hopeful.
    — Wade Davis BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk Professor of Anthropology
  • Answering the most salient and unanswered question in our quest to transform as a civilization.
    — Alfa Demmellash, CEO/Co-Founder, Rising Tide Capital
  • We are at a point in time where global inequity, division and uncertainty seem to be unprecedented. Whether this is the case or not, many people live with an underlying sense of impending economic doom. The financial system as it stands is toxic and unsustainable. In his book, Joel Solomon shares innovative ideas exploring a fresh ethical approach.
    — Annie Lennox, singer, songwriter, campaigner, activist annielennox.com
  • Essential Reading on trailblazing efforts to turn money into a force for good. A high-yield investment of your time and attention!
    — Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, Canada
  • ...a rare contributor to the re-conception of business as a blending of the best of enterprise with true social commitment...
    — Drummond Pike, Founder Tides Foundation
  • Joel combines investing, philanthropic and social justice goals with smart analysis and a gift for achieving the impossible. If this is the next revolution, count me in.
    — Jennifer Astone, Executive Director Swift Foundation
  • A moral, but also very practical, call to action for our collective ancestral work to save civilization so that future generations may enjoy the magic and beauty of the natural world, and our shared lives as human beings. A wise strategy for a just resilience and for intelligence as a species.
    — L. Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions

The Authors

Joel Solomon

Investor. Advisor. Convenor. Citizen.
Vancouver and Cortes Island, Canada.

Tyee Bridge

Writer. Publisher. Optimist.
National Magazine Awards (4)
Western Magazine Awards (7)
Vancouver, Canada

The Clean Money Revolution

Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

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JOEL SOLOMON


JOEL SOLOMON


Bio

Joel Solomon is Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm at $98m, investing in Organics and EnviroTech in Canada and the USA. With Founder/Funder Carol Newell, he spent 14 years implementing a "whole portfolio to mission" strategy as leader of her activist Family Office. As Executive Director of Endswell Foundation, Joel guided the spend down of a $20m endowment, leaving Tides Canada Foundation and Hollyhock as legacy charities, while supporting the success of the renowned BC environmental community. As President of Carol's Renewal Partners seed capital fund, he placed $10m+ into dozens of values driven companies in BC and through their networks across the continent. Joel was active in the launch of the municipal political party Vision Vancouver, led by close friend, Mayor Gregor Robertson, the longest serving Mayor in Vancouver, and Co-Founder of Happy Planet Foods, where Joel served on the board for 10 years. He is Co-Producer of RSF Social Finance’s “Integrated Capital Fellows” program for social change investment leaders, a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker, a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility, and the Tides Canada Foundation, and Board Chair of Hollyhock. Joel is a member of the University of British Columbia Board of Governors, and Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration.