Videos tagged as 'community investment portfolio'

Community Investment Portfolio Applied to Local Food Systems

Filmed at the Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, Steve Bosserman talks about how a Community Investment Portfoliio (CIP) can be utilized to develop the local food economy in Obelrin and Lorain County. A CIP can enable a community like Oberlin to utilize its assets (financial, time, buildings etc.) to grow opportunities along the entire food value chain, from production to consumption and everything in between (processing, aggregation, distribution, preparation). The CIP creates a more collaborative environment that allows a community to more effectively utilize its existing asset base and identify strategic assets to develop to capture more local food dollars and create community wealth.

Community Investment Portfolio

Filmed at the Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, Steve Bosserman describes the basic concept of a Community Investment Portfolio (CIP). A CIP provides a tool that enables a community to identify, connect, and grow assets to support a stronger and more resilient local economy. Steve draws a distinction between the global economy, in which many basic needs are supplied in areas far distant from us, and outlines the opportunity space that localization of food, energy, and other basic needs provides. A CIP can be utilized as a tool for individuals, businesses, institutions, or agencies to collectively invest assets in support of local economies. Assets include not just financial assets, but time, physical resources, and political and social capital.

Konwledge Commons

Filmed at the Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, Tiberius Brastaviceanu with SENSORICA open enterprise discusses a new paradigm for connecting universities and colleges with "knowledge commons". This presents a change from the more traditional approach of protecting knowledge and places knowledge into a commons that can more effectively spur innovation and economic development that can have positive effects on local communities around universities. What could the universities and colleges of Northeast Ohio contribute to a knowledge commons around growth of the regional food economy?

What Is a Value Network?

Filmed at the Environemntal Studies Center at Oberlin College, Steve Bosserman and Tiberius Brastaviceanu discuss the use of value-networks in creating a more open and collaborative environment for growing economies. Value networks can also provide an effective tool for facilitating collaboration among businesses, individuals, institutions, and agencies that are working to grow more sustainable local food systems.

The Open Enterprise Concept

We catch up with at Oberlin College's Environmental Studies Center with Tiberius Brastavicenau, with SENSORICA in Montreal, Canada. In this clip, Tiberius describes the open-enterprise concept as it is applied to the development of sensor technology. SENSORICA is an open, collaborative enterprise that includes companies across the world collaborating on the advancement of sensing technology. A similar framework could help to spur innovation and devlepoment of local food systems. For more information, see

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