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What if your money could do good? What if it changed lives and still helped you retire comfortably at the same time. Sound impossible? It’s not. Organizations like RSF Social Finance are reinventing how we use and think about money in the 21st Century. CEO Don Shaffer—a featured speaker at Springboard Innovation’s ReVisioning Value Conference on April 26 2010 in Portland, OR—makes the case for looking at money in a new, and more altruistic light. SE: The first thing we saw when we went to the RSF Social Finance website was a series of questions. Can money nurture your spirit? Can it heal the planet? Can it inspire us ...
world accessible to direct experience through inner development—more specifically through cultivating conscientiously a form of thinking independent of sensory experience. 1 In its investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to attain the precision and clarity of natural science 's investigations of the physical world. 1 Anthroposophical ideas have been applied practically in many areas including Steiner/Waldorf education , special education (most prominently the Camphill Movement ), biodynamic agriculture , anthroposophical medicine , ethical banking and the arts. 1 2 3 The Anthroposophical Society has its ...
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The idea is to encourage investors to support elements of the agricultural and food sectors that look beyond the bottom line to take the health of our environment and communities into account. Of course caring about more than profit means returns might be more modest than investors are used to, but that is exactly the idea. The firm designs its strategies to capitalize on the benefits of employing “ patient capital ,” a term that refers to the long-term, slow-building nature of these investments. And “patient” seems like just the right concept to apply when talking about the project of growing and providing food. ... market research, surveys and trends
RSF Social Finance Helps Foundations Invest in Sustainable Food ...
a "pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money," is delving into sustainable food. The company is laying out a new model for how we might transform our agricultural sector with investing that pays attention to more than just the bottom line. The organization has just launched its new Food & Agriculture Program-Related Investing (PRI) Fund , which aims to infuse local and sustainable food enterprises with " patient capital ," another way of saying investing for the long-term in projects that might not rapidly shell out massive returns. ... market research, surveys and trends

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Do-Gooder Finance -- Social Entrepreneurs -- Funding Social Business
These days, doing good is good business, right? Tell that to the venture capitalists. When they hear about a for-profit company driven by a social mission, their refrain is still the same: "You need to focus more on profits. How are we going to get our 30 percent returns?" Banks often sing the same tune; few are willing to back ventures with unconventional business models, at least not without exorbitant interest rates or risky personal guarantees. Tim Freundlich , a director at the Calvert Foundation , which invests in companies that do community development or poverty alleviation work, first noticed the problem in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Getting Serious About Long-Term Investing | RSF Social Finance
In the first essay of this series, I wrote about the need to reevaluate modern portfolio theory and asset allocation strategies in light of the undeniable reality of ecological limits and the impact this is having (and will continue to have) on our global economy.   Today, I will discuss the risk of ignoring ecological limits and the implications for long-term investing, which will naturally lead us to questions of investment strategy and decision-making, to be discussed in future postings.   As you read this post today, I ask that you remember that the foundation for making solid decisions is to consider, as fully and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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RSF Social Finance. Mission. Our mission is to transform the way the world ... RSF Social Finance is inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Their initiatives and funds address a wide range of social issues ranging from ... including Calvert Giving, Criterion Ventures, and RSF Social Finance. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Taryn Goodman '00, MBA '09 - Enterprise Online
Taryn Goodman '00, MBA '09, impact investing manager at RSF Social Finance, was working in services marketing after finishing her undergraduate degree at Cornell when she realized that she needed a change. "It was literally just a feeling I had that I wanted something more rewarding, but at the time, had no idea what that would look like," she explains. With this epiphany and a fresh start as a first-year student at the Johnson School, Goodman set out to discover her calling, knowing only that she wanted to do something more socially conscious. Initially, she decided to look into microfinance. She interned in ...
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