Month: August 2017

Warm Springs Consulting was hired in April 2017 to coordinate Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate, a first of its kind, two-day statewide summit to explore market-based solutions for businesses and communities to mitigate or adapt to changes in natural resources, economics, and culture.

WSC used Human Centered Design to support the client in clarifying the target audience for the summit. The vision is for businesses to lead conversations and build upon innovative ideas to understand economic risk to Idahoans and explore economic opportunities and efficiencies. WSC is managing all aspects of the event including agenda, speakers, marketing, fundraising, logistics, and stakeholder engagement.

To ensure the summit is uniquely positioned to advance the conversation around a changing climate in Idaho, WSC has developed Human Centered Design workshops and trained statewide facilitators to work with speakers and summit participants to create workable market-based solutions for Idaho.

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Posted to Triple Pundit by Amber Bieg Monday, Nov 9th, 2015

What if your investments reflected your spiritual values? What if you put your money where your heart is?

RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices.  The company’s goal, as President and CEO Don Shaffer recently communicated at SOCAP 2015, is to transform the way the world works with money. Its way of doing this is by creating an entirely new model for investing — a model based on humanness and relationships, rather than the impersonal “business is business” approach of the current financial model. This new model is based on openness, transparency, aligned values, personal relationships and education.

RSF has worked to achieve this by creating an institution that functions both as a bank and a foundation. The company chooses to work only with social enterprises it finds to be inspiring and that need investment but may not be able to acquire loans from conventional banks.

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