RSF Social Finance Supporting Impact Investing by Sponsoring Slow Money

Sep 15, 2011 2:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 15, 2011 - RSF Social Finance is Sponsoring Slow Money's 3rd National Gathering in Fort Mason, San Francisco, October 12-14, 2011. 

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. Three days of conversations, network building and action planning on an historic wharf in a food-loving town. What could be better?   The list of speakers is phenomenal: award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki; global thinker, scientist and acclaimed author Vandana Shiva, named by Forbes as "one of the seven most influential women in the world"; Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, which for 30 years has conducted cutting-edge research on sustainable agriculture; Leslie Christian, CEO of Portfolio 21; and many more.   Two RSF Social Finance staff members will be presenting in the break out sessions. Don Shaffer, RSF President & CEO, will offer his expertise in the panel Local Investing: Place-based strategies and the future of social investing.  Taryn Goodman, RSF Senior Manager of Impact Investing will be speaking about Mission-Related Investing, focusing on strategies for foundations to invest in small food enterprises.

The Slow Money National Gathering brings together people who are rebuilding local food systems across the U.S. and around the world. More than 1,000 people attended the first two national gatherings—resulting in more than $4.25 million invested in 16 small food enterprises!

"The gathering was life changing. Welcome to a revolution!"
—Paul Tryba, THE FARM, Long Beach, CA Join this forward thinking group now. For details and to register, click here.   About RSF Social Finance –
RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants. In partnership with our investors and donors, RSF has made $230 million in loans and over $100 million in grants since 1984 to for-profit and non-profit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.