Category Archives: collaborative economy

The Top 10 Ways People Are Changing the Economy

Top list to understand, what is going on in the “really new economy”.


There is a crisis out there, but also a lot of people that are thinking of new ways to change the economy for the good and that are implementing them.

Here is a list of 10 trends you may be considering…. we are also mapping them in this maps: Planet for Change so if you want to complete the list or upload other examples…  Just join the movement!


10. Impact Investing:

Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Impact investors actively seek to place capital in businesses and funds that can harness the positive power of enterprise.

The Global Impact investment network  is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.

9. Collaborative Consumption:

A new  class of economic arrangements is arising… on  in which participants share…

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OuiShareFest #1 – Bridging Collaborative Cultures

This was a great international gathering with lot of enthusiasm!


Go co!
After attending the first OuiShareFest in Paris May 2-4 I only have short time to report, will update later! It is about the Collaborative Economy and after two days of conference + unconference today on Saturday there is an open day – to visit the movement of sharers, makers, hackers – and the platforms to do so – all the people “going co“.
I really endorse the globally growing OuiShare community and ask you to join!

Excellent program. Highlights like p2p mastermind Michel Bauwens of

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The Evolution of People-Powered Markets: 60 Resources (via emergent by design)

Sorry, I have not the time to write – but you must see this (r)evolution! – so I am reblogging this one. Enjoy!

The Evolution of People-Powered Markets: 60 Resources There is a growing movement towards peer-to-peer value exchange and production, prompted by a variety of things, like economic conditions, shifting cultural values, exploration into collective intelligence, and further enabled by social technologies. I've been tracking the online marketplaces that have been cropping up for sharing, swapping, gifting and renting, as well as sites that give people different kinds of opportunity to share skills and … Read More

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