Through Slow Money’s Beetcoin investor network, Mountain Flower Goat Dairy received a $43,000, 0% loan to purchase processing equipment and plan for the establishment of a goat dairy cooperative in Boulder, CO. (pictured: Taber Ward and Maddie Evensen, Mountain Flower Goat Dairy)

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A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing -  Healing People and the Planet

A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing – Healing People and the Planet

David Miller
co-founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farms
We at Iroquois Valley Farms are pleased to announce a new corporate entity as we begin our 11th season of operations. In 2007 when we started the company, our idea was simple - growing healthy foods on organic soils would be good business. Read More
Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

Theo Ferguson
founder, Healing Living Systems & 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. Read More
The War Between Farm and Forest

The War Between Farm and Forest

Sofia Faruqi
manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute
Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. Read More

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SOIL–Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

I often refer to Slow Money as "the CSA of investing." As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the US — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, and angel networks. Read More

Trillium Launches New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

A group of investors has released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation. Read More

‘Drawdown’ and Global Warming’s Hopeful New Math

April 18, 2017 marked the publication of an ambitious new book with the audacious goal of showing how to reverse the warming of the planet through a myriad of innovations, many of them led by business for profit. Read More

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance Releases Biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016, now totaling $23 trillion

In Late March, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016, showing that global sustainable investment assets reached $22.89 trillion at the start of 2016, a 25% increase from 2014. Read More

2017 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tracks Private Green Investments At $8.1 Trillion

In late April 2017, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD ($8,133,456,730,370). Read More

From Soil to Sustainability

As most everyone interested in sustainability knows by now, the concept has been appropriated by numerous entities and used in various ways, often to achieve different objectives. In his introductory chapter to the excellent 2013 edition of the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World report, Robert Engelman coined the term "sustainababble" to reflect this "cacophonous profusion of uses of the word sustainable to mean anything from environmentally better to cool". Read More

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey Releases New Book “The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity”

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey announced the release of his new book last month, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity. Mackey co-authored the book with Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman, known for the documentary, Forks Over Knives. Read More

SOCAP announces the Good Capital Project – the Next Step in Bringing Impact Investment into the Mainstream

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy - convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. We are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. Read More
Re:Vision, which is developing a food coop in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood, received a $50,000 grant by vote of attendees at a Slow Money event.
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