The current extractive economy has facilitated the concentration of wealth and power to such a degree that the critical life systems of the planet and societal institutions are rapidly nearing collapse. Two billion years of evolution and this is the best humans can do?
25+ years experience working with partners, private companies, NGO’s and non-profits globally creating new businesses, projects and prototypes. Extensive experience designing + implementing system-wide transformation endeavors, brand narratives, and innovative market ecosystem solutions from startups to multi-billion dollar global brands in multiple industries: new tech, crypto-currencies, materials, energy, transportation, vertical agriculture, biotech, and software. Deep community based organizing, violence prevention, trauma recovery + project implementation experience.
Rick has a Ph.D. In Pharmaceutical Sciences and extensive experience in business and real estate development. He has experience in financial planning and connections and widespread networks to trusted partners to support the expansion of actionable plans. All work is carried out with a strong ethical fiduciary focus on outcomes that are in the best interest of communities, and an overall perspective of maximizing individual and corporate value delivery, realization of potential, and revitalizing communities. around the world. In the field of Health & Medicine he was a Staff Fellow at The National Institutes of Health, founded Toxicology Departments at Tacoma General Hospital and Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. He also Founded Comprehensive Toxicology Services and grew it to 13 locations from Manila to Baltimore. He founded the Footsteps Institute for Rare Diseases. In the field of Real-Estate he has served as Owners representative responsible for construction projects up to $65 million and developed numerous other business and real estate development partnerships.
Henrik has been a consultant for global organizations in corporate C-suites for more than 20 years. He is a strategist specializing in large-scale, systemic design and leadership training for problem solving. In his analysis he combines abstract thinking and practice in a very pragmatic way.
His training comes from 12 years in the military as a technical officer and a paratrooper in the special forces. His technical specialty was in anti-aircraft missiles and radar systems. He left the military in 2000 as a Major.
He’s now leading a elite team of specialists in cyber security, architecture, security analysis, and business development to bring digital sovereignty and network integrity to the world.
Mati Ibañez is a creative art director based in Mendoza, Argentina, with more than a decade of experience in design and advertising. He has worked with national and international brands, creating and applying communication, branding and advertising strategies for local business units of Peugeot, Honda, BMW, Mini, Jeep, KIA, Iveco, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts among others. In these 10 years he has taken his passion for graphic design and advertising to various provinces of Argentina and abroad: Canada, Chile, Australia, Qatar, the United States, Denmark and Switzerland. He is currently working to tackle the new challenges of creativity in digital environments through the application of machine learning and AI.
18+ years of experience working in research, teaching, and management at the university level. Been leading for-profit and non-profits in Africa. An entrepreneur with business interests in real estate, quarrying, and mining. Extensive experience in social investing, mentoring, and coaching young budding entrepreneurs in the mobilization of capital, wealth creation, scaling up for social impact investing from ideation, to product rollout. An innovator and thought leader in faith-led business enterprises and robust workplace ministry ecosystem where “every believer becomes a minister and every place, a place of ministry” for sustainable transformation of African communities.
For more than 15 years, Kate has led strategy, leadership and cultural design for startups and mature million to multi-billion dollar companies in the areas of: Materials, Consumer Goods, Transportation, Energy, Education and Health Care. Kate has extensive experience on the grassroots and community levels creating medical/health care initiatives in the United States, Central America, India and Indonesia. Kate draws upon her deep knowledge of systems change, ecosystem design and distributed partnership in order to facilitate the interaction of diverse stakeholder groups working together to build new markets and new business opportunities
24 years in senior positions of family business. Experience in fulfillment + logistics, warehouse management, production, sales, sales team management, vendor relations, marketing + promotion, business development and corporate leadership. Deep understanding of the diversity of economic and emotional dynamics unique to family business operations. Experience around the challenging landscape of legacy capital and power transitions from one generation to the next.
Profit off of the back of widespread suffering, ecological devastation and the loss of essential freedoms or accept the worthy mission.
Become sovereign. Participate in the creation of a future that raises all the boats in the harbor – a future worthy of our ancestors, kids and grandkids.
For sixty years, many mechanisms and strategies have been implemented in an attempt to revitalize the planet, help people, and curb the concentration of wealth and power. We know them well: sustainability, impact investment, philanthropy, business for “good.” And because they all operate within the extractive capital framework, they have predictably failed.
The hundreds of trillions of dollars currently earmarked for infrastructure development and investment for “good” is used to ensure local ownership and control of life critical digital, physical and financial infrastructure. Freedom and self-determination prevail over centralized control.
“We are in a spiritual combat in which the future of humanity is being decided: will we reach our true human dimension, or will we resign ourselves to being puppets forever? Will we move forward as a civilization, or, to use the words of the great Amin Maalouf, will we sink into shipwreck allowing the darkness to spread further?”
JOAN ANTONI MELÉ CARTAÑÁ
Former Deputy General Manager and Vice President of Triodos Bank. Current President of the Dinero y Conciencia
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