LIFT Economy is committed to helping to build an economy that works for all life. As such, we realize that individual enterprises alone are not enough. In addition, we need to facilitate, accelerate and support efforts to collaboratively build this "Next Economy." Below are just a few examples of sectors we are currently doing "field building" work in. Our work helps citizens, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and philanthropists imagine and implement an economic system functioning in a way that enhances ecosystems and heals communities.
LIFT Economy facilitates quarterly regional gatherings of investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs committed to moving beyond "sustainable" to focus towards investments in agricultural enterprises that are truly regenerative.
The Next Egg is a partnership between LIFT Economy, The Law Center and Michael Shuman. We operate an online resource center and create the resources and tools necessary so that millions can move retirement savings out of Wall Street and into local communities.
We support organizations focused on open-source methodologies for accelerating the adoption of replicable, worker-owned solutions for restoring ocean health while meeting food, fertilizer, fuel, ecosystem and habitat needs. We also support LIFT clients that are developing enterprise models and partnering with researchers to identify and implement strategies to grow products for human use, while restoring coastal ecosystems
We can combine carbon-sequestering materials, high-performance design, and soil-regenerating supply chains to create buildings that measurably remove carbon from the atmosphere. Lift Economy is supporting the development of carbon-sequestering building by helping bring together the stakeholders and communities that are enabling these techniques to scale up and become mainstream.
Dismantling White Supremacy
LIFT Economy supports the Dismantle Collective, a POC-led group of Certified B Corps whose goal is to name, disrupt, and dismantle white supremacy. LIFT Economy is also helping create the Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference (June 14-15 at the Impact Hub Oakland). This Unconference will provide a space for people of color and white allies-–including activists, policy-makers, business leaders, and more-–to have an explicit and courageous conversation about dismantling systemic white supremacy (and the many discussions that come up around white supremacy) in a community-led forum.