Glossary Terms

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Capital is typically thought of in financial terms. Consider the following definition for example: "Wealth in the form of money or assets, taken as a sign of the financial strength of an individual, organization, or nation, and assumed to be available for development or investment." Source: Business
As suggested in the definition, wealth can also take the form of nonfinancial assets such as expertise, influence, land, built structures, equipment and time. The capital assets that could be considered for building local economies in include all forms of capital including social, natural, built, human, and financial.

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Read more about time as capital at Time Banks USA:


A collection of community assets aligned to benefit the local economy.
See video produced by NEO Food Web, "Community Investment Portfolio Applied to Local Food Systems"

Person who, based on sufficient authority and respect of others, exercises leadership in the development of a community investment portfolio.