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c8b78af1-d0c6-ff4d-fa85-4962990805a0Making Money Matter: Impact Investing to Change the World
G. Benjamin Bingham
April 21, 2015
208 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
978-1-63226-023-9 Hardcover $22.95
978-1-63226-024-6 eBook $11.99

People who care about the planet and humanity need a bridge from deeply felt values to a new money paradigm…

“Buy this book! The world of impact investing is emerging as a mainstream investment them. Ben Bingham’s book is a valuable primer in learning about this new field of investment and how to profit from the transition to a low carbon economy but also benefitting humanity.”
— Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates and founder of the Wall Street Green Summit

“As this book helps make clear, the Divest-Invest movement is helping change the way we think about money. Investors can play a big role in challenging the lockstep craziness of the status quo; if you’ve got money, this may be the biggest dividend it can pay!” — Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy

“Ben Bingham is one of a small band of pioneer asset managers who brings in a long-term, whole systems view. This book belongs on every investor’s shelf.”
— Dr. Hazel Henderson, author, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, President, Ethical Markets Media (USA & Brazil)

The way we think about money has extraordinary impact. This book satisfies the growing longing for a financial overview that can provide practical advice and demonstrate how money is a social tool.

Making Money Matter introduces the reader to common money mistakes, and the dysfunctional nature of the current financial framework. Its overview of the SRI world will inspire investors to push their advisors’ envelope while providing new strategies to meet the demand for positive impact. It provides a philosophical basis for transforming our view of money from an end unto itself to a means to change the world for the better.

This book traces the author’s journey from early financial innocence to an appreciation of how money works and how it can be transformed. People who care about the planet and society at large need a bridge from deeply felt values to practical understanding and advice that will lead to a new money paradigm. This new approach covers all aspects of money from everyday transactions to high impact investment options. It describes a new investment paradigm that will support both reasonable returns and long-term societal and planetary health.

G. Benjamin Bingham attended Groton School, Yale University, and Emerson College in England. He writes regularly for The Huffington Post. He is a Fellow of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). He is a member of the Investors’ Circle and the Social Venture Network. He is on the Board of CSRHub, the largest data source for ratings of corporations on environmental, social and governance issues and as a social entrepreneur/investor/money manager, draws on broad hands-on management experience at two technology start-ups, one in biological healthcare (Demegen) and the other a global workflow solution provider (Anthurium Solutions).

May Day coverMay Day at Yale, 1970: Recollections
The Trial of Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers

By Henry “Sam” Chauncey, with an introduction by Henry Louis “Skip” Gates and photographs by John T. Hill and Thomas Strong
Hardcover, 120 pages 11 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-63226-021-5

Official publication date: April 21, 2015

Available directly from the publisher for a limited time at the special price of $25 with free media mail shipping. Send your order to david@prospectapress.com or simply mail a check and your order to Easton Studio Press, PO Box 3131, Westport CT 06880.

May Day Bobby
This book comes from first hand experiences, both in word and in pictures. It offers a partial record of a community and an institution coming together to accommodate an event while deflecting its potential violence. The history of the New Haven Green bridges over four centuries. It has served as a place for worship, for grazing cattle, staging revolutions, witness to hangings, and various campaigns.

On the day before and on May Day of 1970, Yale University and New Haven prepared to host an agitated congregation of young civil rights activists with a diverse list of causes, but focused mainly on freeing Bobby Seale, the Black Panther leader. This book gives a glimpse of that diversity; diverse in cause, attitude, and dress. Marked changes in mood evolved over the approximate 32 hours. Yale and New Haven could be proud of avoiding real violence and bloodshed.

Like an archeological record, May Day at Yale, 1970 exhibits not only the New Haven Green on that one day, but marks a broader shift in direction for a county at large. For those who were there, it seems painfully near. For later generations, it is likely a remote abstraction, one that is well worth knowing something about, as emblematic of an important period in our history.

Henry Chauncey, Jr., known as “Sam”, was born in 1935. He graduated from Yale College in 1957. He worked in various administrative capacities at Yale from 1957 to 1982. He then was founding CEO of Science Park Development Corporation in New Haven; subsequently President and CEO of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut and finally Lecturer and Head of the Health Management Program in the Yale School of Public Health. He is retired and resides in New Haven.

Professor and educator Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. Gates excelled as a student, graduating from Yale University in 1973 with a degree in history. He continued his education at Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in England. He finished his doctorate degree in 1979, making him the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from the university.

In the 1980s, Gates became known as a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. At the start of the decade, he began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. Gates received a grant from the prestigious MacArthur Foundation in 1981, which helped support his scholarship in African-American literature. 

In 1991, Gates became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is credited with transforming the school’s African American studies program.

Gates served an editor on several anthologies and collections of African-American literature and contributed to the field of literary theory with such works as Black Literature and Literary Theory (1984) and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism (1988). In 1991, Gates became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is credited with transforming the school’s African American studies program. Gates is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university.

John T. Hill holds MFA degrees from both the University of Georgia and Yale. He taught at Yale for nineteen years, becoming its first director of graduate studies in photography. In 1975, on the death of his friend, Walker Evans, he became executor of that estate. After leaving Yale, he has designed and authored a number of books and exhibitions.

Thomas Strong has a BA from Dartmouth and a degree in graphic design from Yale School of Art and Architecture. Walker Evans was his principle instructor in photography. Since 1968, he and Marjorie C. Gordon have directed the design firm Strong Cohen on Chapel Street in New Haven.