The I3 Investment Cooperative supports people and planet initiatives that use forward thinking solutions to overcome needs and challenges Business As Usual has not been able to do.
I3= Exponential Impact.
This includes solutions akin to the Sharing Economy. Initiatives we support take a community based approach in connecting needs, skills and resources to develop economic opportunity from within. They typically take advantage of Open Design, and mobile friendly tools, that facilitate peer to peer communication and commercial exchange.
The I3 Investment Coop works by developing strategic partnerships that align challenges with solutions and provide qualitative and quantitative data for impacting meaningful change.
This collaborative approach maximizes networked impact of investments and solutions while providing initiatives and supporters with essential tools and alliances from communities throughout the world.
Our principle partner is The Citizens Media® – CM – a communications to commerce crowdfunding platform that enables investors, community members, project leaders and innovators to act as one big community.
It uses online conversations to connect with locals on their ground in their own communities: developing understanding of it’s opportunities and challenges. We then work together developing and funding proposals for meeting their real needs leading to the production of tools and services that are open, accessible and scalable.
Tracking data for assessing solution impact, the I3 Investment Cooperative provides its members with expertise and insights into which investments are most effective. This reduces risk associated with investing in new ideas and accelerates change so many want to see.
Our Board is comprised of forward thinking specialists from around the world, who – while familiar with the pros and cons of 'Business As Usual' – are experienced in I3 concerns, such as Community Development, Alternative Finance and Distributed Technology.
Reinvestment within communities has three times (3x) the economic impact of money that drifts in and out. The I3 Investment Cooperative makes informed investment decisions supporting sustainable initiatives that:
Build sustainable economic opportunity from within communities;
Maximize use of resources through transparent, peer to peer sharing of skills, knowledge, resources and solution design.
We're in start-up mode with limited finance. To avoid preparing a costly prospectus, we need to ensure that our investors qualify for certain exemptions. Exemption rules are based on coop law in the potential investors residing location.
The I3 Investment Cooperative provides: Investors and Project Leaders with of wealth of applicable expertise and peace of mind; Impact Entrepreneurs with projects and finance to prove their ideas, and; Members of Communities with opportunities for increasing their economic, social and environmental wellbeing.