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New Money for Sustainability

The book that will Transform your ideas about Money and will help you answer these important questions:

  • How money is created today?

    Did you know that this process led by central banks and other banks contributes to worsening problems such as unemployment, economic crisis and environmental degradation?

  • Are there other ways to create Money?

    Did you know that there are alternative money creation processes that can help you solve your environmental and social problems?

From "New Money for Sustainability" Foreword

"There seem to be a dozen new books on sustainability appearing every week, lamenting everything from biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental toxins to growing inequality and financial instability.  Very few however tackle the role of our current monetary system in promoting unsustainable outcomes, and the potential for monetary reform to promote sustainability at a systems level. Ranulfo Paiva Sobrinho, in collaboration with Karla Córdoba-Brenes, has written a clear and concise little book that seeks to explain what money is, where it comes from, and how it contributes to a wide range of social and ecological crises. Even more important, it offers compelling suggestions for how we can redesign monetary systems to promote, rather than undermine, a sustainable future."

- Joshua Farley, Professor, Community Development and Applied Economics, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

From our Readers

Why must you read this eBook?

You've probably noticed that we are living in a time of transition in which new businesses are popping up and making our life better, like Uber, for example.

Did you know that around the world are emerging new types of money that are not manipulated by banks?

In the same way that Uber is giving us a good service, sometimes even better than the common taxis, the new emergent types of money can help us face problems that central banks or commercial banks haven’t solved.

Just like taxi drivers worldwide are complaining about Uber. What do you think will say the central banks and other commercial banks about these new types of money that will affect their business?

These new types of money can solve problems you wouldn't have imagined,  like:

  • lack of employment
  • lack of funding for innovative businesses
  • lack of money to solve environmental problems that affect you and other people.

This book will open a lot of opportunities for you.

The sooner you begin to understand this issue, the sooner you will be more prepared to take advantage of this time of change.


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About the Authors

Ranulfo Paiva Sobrinho
Consultant, Researcher, Author and co-founder of Sustainability School 

Ranulfo was born and raised in the beautiful estuarine archipelago of Cananéia city in São Paulo State, Brazil. This influenced him to take bachelor's degree in Ecology from the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in 1994.

Since his first job in 1995, Ranulfo have been involved in projects with aims were to promote at the same time social, economic and environmental development. Due this fact, he is a pragmatic professional that applies methods with a solid theoretical foundation and that can be applied to solve socioecological problems.

He has a PhD in Economics from the Campinas State University (UNICAMP), but he is not adept to the main economic ideologies. He believes that to solve the complex economic, social and environmental problems that humanity is facing, we need a mix of pragmatic ideas, knowledge that comes from different scientific areas and real life practices.

He strongly believes that once people learn about money and learn how to design new types of money they will use this knowledge to create new sustainable systems to help them solve the ecological, economic and social problems they want without being dependent of the current obsolete financial system.

Besides being a writer, currently, he is (a) the co-founder of Sustainability School; (b) Associate Researcher at the Institute of Economics (UNICAMP) working with Ecological Macroeconomics and Decision Support Systems to Solve Socioecological Problems; (c) member of both International Ecological Economics Society (IESS) and Meso American Ecological Economics Society (MEES); (d) consultant for corporations like EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agriculture Research Organization).

Karla Córdoba Brenes
Consultant, Author and co-founder of Sustainability School 

Karla is a communications/fundraising/community development professional from Costa Rica, currently living in Brazil. Since childhood she has shown interest in reading, music, culture and initiatives with social impact, as well as youth leadership, gender topics and spirituality.  In recent years she discovered a new passion for community development, social and environmental issues and facilitation processes.

During almost a decade Karla worked for one of the most relevant environmental NGOs in Costa Rica, where she contributed and managed relevant Corporate Social Responsibility projects related with sustainability, local empowerment and environmental education, mostly around topics such as Ecological Footprint, Participatory Wetland Conservation and Community Rural Tourism. She also had the opportunity to be one of the non-governmental environmental sector representatives in the National Energy Dialogue to create the new national energy plan for Costa Rica.

Karla is one of the co-founders of Sustainability School and also the founder of Experts for Good, an online communications and fundraising agency focused on NGOs and social/environmental causes. She has a Master’s Degree in Community Development Management from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) and the Regional Multidiscipinary Faculty of Estelí (FAREM), and is also graduated from the School of Communications, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

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