The Just Economy Institute supports financial activists who are shifting the flow of capital and power to solve social and environmental problems.
The Just Economy Institute Fellowship was by far the best professional and personal development I’ve ever participated in. I came away with a deep commitment to being a financial activist, a plan for myself and my work moving forward, and a profoundly connected network of individuals and institutions who are blazing the way forward for a just economy.
Tory Dietel HoppsDietel & Partners
JEI has been a critical experience on my journey to serve others. Without challenging my own relationship to money and resources, I couldn’t unlock my imagination on what new systems and ways of being could look like. I am profoundly grateful for the ways in which during the fellowship and still now I am challenged, taught, loved and encouraged by the JEI team and my peers.
Nydia CardenasCardenas Coaching
JEI fellows are the heart of our community.
JEI convenes and supports diverse cohorts of 28 fellows each year, to catalyze new ventures and collaborations, help leaders gain more clarity and confidence in their leadership, and build long-term strategies to create community wealth and well-being.
A growing community of financial activists, investors, and donors is following a calling for healing and justice, and charting new paths aimed at creating long-term resilience for all.
They want capital to help correct the injustices of the past, which have concentrated great privilege for the few, caused great suffering for communities of color, and severely damaged the natural world. This clarity has engendered an entirely new form of activism, one in which financial and social capital are used as powerful tools to create a just and resilient economy.
JEI faculty, speakers and one-on-one advisors are experts in social change investing, philanthropy, integrated capital, restorative economics, community organizing, and mindful leadership. JEI convenes and supports diverse cohorts of fellows to catalyze new ventures and collaborations, help leaders gain more clarity and confidence in their leadership, and build long-term strategies to create community wealth and well-being.
The Institute focuses on three core areas of learning:
- the inner work that enables us to do our best work in the world
- the practical work that makes it possible to activate financial and social capital effectively
- the collective work needed to create systems that support the well-being of all people and the planet
The curriculum is grounded in an understanding of our current extractive economic system and the ways financial and social capital can be used to effect systemic change. Fellows explore their relationship with money, integrate inner work with external work, and learn new ways to create community wealth. Joining an active community of change agents, fellows become part of an influential and innovative network of financial activists.