Michael Shuman


Community investment funds: a how-to guide for building local wealth, equity and justice

This handbook shines a spotlight on an emerging generation of practical, intelligent activists who are reinventing local financial systems. Even as they criticise capitalism, they are using – and mastering – its financial tools to solve local challenges. In the pages ahead you’ll find an...

Michael Shuman on going local: creating self-reliant communities in the global age

Michael H. Shuman argues that there are a number of initiatives communities must take to support local economies and small business – and that the knock-on effects of local investment are vast: building strong communities and fostering employment, food and industry growth and security. Shuman...