22 Mar '12, 8pm

Founder of the Slow Money Alliance Tries to Remind Investors of a Place Called

Founder of the Slow Money Alliance Tries to Remind Investors of a Place Called

Absolutely. What we’re doing is really interesting because it’s focused on one sector – the food system and small food enterprises. That could be called a narrow focus. But if you look at the kinds of investments, the kinds of enterprises – whether they be very tiny loans, equity investments, we’re doing grants even – it’s providing capital at a whole range of scales and ways that are just responsive to the needs of the local level, for people in those locales. And then the people themselves range all the way from very sophisticated wealthy people, all the way to just regular folks with a few thousand bucks who want to do something good in their community. We are the process of designing something called The Soil Trust that will use a Kiva -like platform, a way that lots of people can do very small donations – $25, $50 – and we will aggregate them and then we will put that...

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