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A Seed to Stalk Future: Financing America’s Grain Economy

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by Leah Thibault, CEI Capital Management and Brett Richardson, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?”

Crafting a Sustainable Grain Cycle

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

The Path to a Sustainable America - How the Intolerant Left & the Righteous Right Need to Work Together

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by Cliff Feigenbaum, founder, GreenMoney Journal

As we all know, this year’s financial and political events are already moving quickly. I started 2016 by shifting my online news source from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, trying to learn about the world through a difference lens and gain a new perspective on business, politics and money. 

Politics are omnipresent this year, from the surprisingly intolerant Left (where free speech isn’t always free) to the ever-righteous Right (where liberal values are seldom welcome). 

Getting Our Hands Dirty - Real Sustainable Agriculture

Digging into Slow Money and Investing in Sustainable Ag
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By Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute.

“Beetniks Against Global Warming.” There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.

Slow Social Innovation

Guest blog by Cheryl Heller Founding Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, New York City
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Why give a damn:

The days of lone heroes and quick fixes are over, and never were what we hoped they would be. Our problems are too complex to fix quickly, and too big to fix alone. For everyone trying to change the world on a deadline, give it up.

We needed the Slow Food movement to remind us that meals can heal us through their rituals of connectedness and their nourishing substance. We need the Slow Money movement to remind us that money should serve life and not the other way around.

RSF Social Finance Monthly -- October 2011

Highlights from RSF Social Finance
Summary: 

People are working together across the country to repair our broken food system. In the recently published RSF Quarterly, we examine some of the contributions members of the RSF community are making to this movement. Additionally, take a look at the 2011 Borrower Gathering and Shared Gifting Barn Dance, two great RSF events facilitating collaboration between our clients and partners. Also, learn more about our recently published white paper by viewing a B Lab hosted webinar featuring Don Shaffer & Leslie Christian!

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People are working together across the country to repair our broken food system. In the recently published RSF Quarterly, we examine some of the contributions members of the RSF community are making to this movement. Additionally, take a look at the 2011 Borrower Gathering and Shared Gifting Barn Dance, two great RSF events facilitating collaboration between our clients and partners. Also, learn more about our recently published white paper by viewing a B Lab hosted webinar featuring Don Shaffer & Leslie Christian!

RSF Social Finance Monthly -- September 2011

Highlights from RSF Social Finance
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In partnership with Leslie Christian and Portfolio 21 Investments, we have released a white paper questioning the foundations of current investment practice and proposing new principles for investing in the 21st century. We're presenting this paper at a special session at SOCAP, which kicks off a busy fall full of conferences and events.  Speaking of events, we are beside ourselves with anticipation of Celebrating Rudolf Steiner, a festival we are hosting to honor Steiner's legacy, 150 years after his birth.   In addition, check out some of our new borrowers, grantees and job opportunities at RSF!

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In partnership with Leslie Christian and Portfolio 21 Investments, we have released a white paper questioning the foundations of current investment practice and proposing new principles for investing in the 21st century. We're presenting this paper at a special session at SOCAP, which kicks off a busy fall full of conferences and events.  Speaking of events, we are beside ourselves with anticipation of Celebrating Rudolf Steiner, a festival we are hosting to honor Steiner's legacy, 150 years after his birth.   In addition, check out some of our new borrowers, grantees and job opportunities at RSF!

RSF Social Finance Supporting Impact Investing by Sponsoring Slow Money

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Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, farmers, social entrepreneurs and everyday folks for their 3rd National Gathering this October in San Francisco.

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Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, farmers, social entrepreneurs and everyday folks for their 3rd National Gathering this October in San Francisco.

RSF Social Finance Monthly - August 2011

Highlights From RSF Social Finance
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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

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