cover image The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

Joel Solomon, with Tyee Bridge. New Society (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $29.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-86571-839-5

This inspiring memoir from Solomon, chairman of Renewal Funds, a venture capital firm that aims to spark positive social and environmental change, includes a how-to-manual for investing in “clean money” and sustainable initiatives. The book charts Solomon’s trajectory: his early years as the son of a shopping mall developer in Tennessee, his formative years in politics, his career as a Nashville businessman, and his present efforts to transform money and business into forces for regenerating the world. Solomon has his eye on the estimated $40 trillion in wealth that millennial investors are expected to inherit in the next 20 years, which he sees as a unique opportunity for progress. Interviews with prominent clean money leaders support and add credibility to Solomon’s strategies for change. The topics are well organized and build persuasively upon the examples of well-managed funds and business leaders supporting meaningful ecological and social initiatives. This is recommended reading for current and future investors looking to align their investments with their values and contribute to a more just global economy. (May)