October- Melissa Scanlan: Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy (MCLE)
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 – 10am PST/1pm EST
Drawing on both her extensive experience founding and directing social enterprises and her interviews with cooperative sustainability leaders, Melissa Scanlan discusses her new book Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy: Cooperatives and the Design of Sustainable Businesses, which provides a legal blueprint for creating alternate corporate business models that mitigate climate change, pay living wages, and act as responsible community members. With case studies from different sectors of the economy (energy, food/agriculture, banking, water, trade), we will discuss the power and potential of cooperating as a unifying concept around which to design social enterprise achieving triple bottom-line results: for society, the environment, and finance.
- Understand the Sustainable Development Goals and climate crisis, and how cooperatives can play a leading role in finding solutions.
- Discuss best practices with legal design of cooperative governance documents to pursue broad sustainability objectives
*Gain inspiration from case studies of leading sustainable cooperatives in Spain and the U.S.
November- Janelle Orsi on Radical Real Estate Law – Title TBD (MCLE)
Thursday, November 11th, 2021 – 10am PST/1pm EST
December- Topic TBD (MCLE)
Thursday, August 19th, 2021 – 10am PST/1pm EST