How would nature design a financial system?

A Biomimicry Design Challenge


​I'm Jamie Brown-Hansen.  I'm a sustainable development specialist working at the intersection of the biomimicry, ecovillage, and community credit movements.  I'm also a Managing Partner of Biomimicry Switzerland.  I've focused on regenerative financial architecture since 2005 and am excited about the movement to interconnect community-based mutual credit systems into a bottom-up global exchange network, consistent with biological design principles: locally attuned and adapted, diverse, decentralised, iterative, and premised on qualitative rather than quantitative expansion.  The last few years I've been working with the Biomimicry Global Network to put this work into practice.

Bio-credits Webinar (click on image):

Jamie Brown-Hansen

​Mins 2-18: overview of community credit as the model of financial architecture most consistent with biological design principles, or the design of mature biological systems

Mins 18-22: biological metaphors for money

Mins 24-32: demonstration of the Biomimicry Exchange Network (BXN), our first prototype of a bioinspired credit facility for the global biomimicry community

Mins 32-55: Q&A on mutual credit systems

Finance 3.8 - A Biomimicry Design Challenge
Biomimicry Switzerland
Glocal Ecovillage Network (GEN) International
Biomimicry Gobal Network (BGN) Leaders Community
Basel Financial Sustainability Forum
Ethical Biomimicry Finance
BASE - a UNEP Collaborating Centre (Basel)
UME Investment Co. Ltd. (London)
New Orleans Mayor's Office, Economic Development
USAID Managua, Environmental Resources and Dev't
USAID Bogota, Local Governance

UNEP National Climate Finance in Developing Countries
UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance
IRENA Renewable Energy Finance in Developing Countries
​IDB/KfW Energy Efficiency Finance in Latin America
GIZ Smart Climate Finance
Global Infrastructure Basel


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