Reimagine Money Blog

Reimagine Money Blog

Insights and updates from RSF Social Finance

In this blog, follow the work of our borrowers and grantees, learn more about our community of investors and donors, and hear from RSF staff and partners on our journey to transform the way the world works with money.

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Madécasse Breaks the Mold by Making Chocolate at the Source
When former Peace Corps volunteers Tim McCollum and Brett Beach looked for ways to make a social impact in Madagascar, they focused on one of the ironies of African economies: the continent is rich in raw materials, but it rarely reaps the benefits. That’s because foreign companies buy up Africa’s resources and take them offshore for manufacturing. The fair trade chocolate company that...
Jul 13, 2015 7:05 AM ET
A Social Lender Pursues a Radical Experiment in Financial Transparency and Participation
This article was originally published on On a rainy evening in March, sixteen people gathered in a tucked away conference room in Brooklyn. Before the evening was through, they would decide among themselves...
Jun 30, 2015 9:05 AM ET
Healthy Local Food Systems, Healthy Local Economies
Originally published on GreenMoney Journal by Don Shaffer At RSF Social Finance, we are extraordinarily passionate about sustainable agriculture. Why are we so passionate about it? We believe it is now imperative...
Jun 19, 2015 8:05 AM ET
Announcing RSF Social Finance's 2014 Annual Report
Dear Friends, I am pleased to share RSF Social Finance's 2014 Annual Report. In celebrating our 30th year, we made a commitment to be even bolder for the next generation. We recognized that RSF has become a trust-holder, a home base, for our clients.  And we asked, “What is the leading edge for us now?”  In...
Jun 18, 2015 12:05 PM ET
Food Hubs Could Be Revolutionary–But They’re Not as Simple as They Seem
Originally published on the Huffington Post by Kate Danaher When we heard Ann Karlen, executive director of Fair Food in Philadelphia, give a talk called “Wait, Wait — Don’t Start That Food Hub,” we knew we were looking at a genuine trend. If you’re working...
Jun 17, 2015 11:55 AM ET