Name
Bristol Pound
country
United Kingdom
Goal
"The Bristol Pound is a form of local, complementary, and/or community currency launched in Bristol, UK on 19 September 2012. Its objective is to encourage people to spend their money with local, independent businesses in Bristol, and for those businesses to in turn localise their own supply chains. At the point of the close of the digital scheme in August 2020, it was the largest alternative in the UK to official sterling currency, and is backed by sterling. The digital currency ceased operating in August 2020 and Bristol Pound accounts have reverted to sterling accounts at the Bristol Credit Union. The Bristol Pound CIC is now in the process of developing Bristol Pay, which seeks to both offer an e-money peer to peer payment platform that can generate income for charitable projects in the city, and to create a range of token systems to encourage a culture change in how people think about economic value in relation to social capital and environmental capital."
Main Topic
Financing the transition (i.e. it facilitates and/or stimulates public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy)
All Topics
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
Financing the transition (i.e. it facilitates and/or stimulates public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy)
Scale
  • City and peri-urban
Actors
  • Non-profit organisation (i.e. pursues a particular social cause, e.g. schools, foundations, social movement)
  • For-profit company
  • Local government
Maturity
3
Actions
Developing and/or producing goods
Aims
  • Socio-cultural aims: changing acceptance, behaviour, social norms, networks, traditions or contributing to knowledge build-up
  • Socio-economic aims: changing business models, market structures and economic systems
Category
Organising
Initiatives Database website
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CONTACT

For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@aru.ac.uk) and Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@aru.ac.uk).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101036640. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the SHARED GREEN DEAL HAS project and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.