Ecosystem Investing:
Building Natural Capital

                                 Young Farmers Conference 2009




       E...
Overview
      Global Challenges,
      Personal Solutions



Farms as           Ecosystem
Securities          Investing
Global Challenges
Peak Petroleum
Peak Petroleum
 "Energy experts no longer debate about whether Hubbert's
 peak will occur, but when"
                     ...
The Hirsch Report
•   World oil peaking is going to happen, and will likely be
    “abrupt and revolutionary”.

•   Oil pe...
Climate Chaos




50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
The Guardian (UK)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/
    aug/06/climatechange.scienceofclimatechange




Jam...
Food Insecurity




“...an impending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
Blood Boils
        Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009



•   Climate has been a major driver of armed
...
2004
       Climate
       Chaos
Hardiness Zones
www.arborday.org




                   Hardiness Zone
BioDevastation




 • Welcome to “6X”
BioDevastation




 • Welcome to “6X”
“Financial
 Turmoil”
      [From Chris Martenson,
      TheEndofMoney.com:]

“Here's my very direct
and simple thought: Th...
Purchasing Power




         www.zerohedge.com &
Wall Street Journal - http://su.pr/2CDeqk
Geography of a Recession
Investing in the US Dollar
Investing in the US Dollar



              Warfare
Investing in the US Dollar



  Economic Warfare
Investing in the US Dollar



  Economic Warfare
      Tapeworm Economics
Investing in the US Dollar



  Economic Warfare
      Tapeworm Economics

        Infinite Growth
Permaculture


“The Problem
is the Solution”
        - Bill Mollison
The Permaculture Pie
                                           carbon      economic
                           natural   ...
Permaculture:
the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their
food, energy, shelter, and other materia...
Permaculture:
meeting human needs while
increasing ecosystem health
Integrative Design
Permaculture Design =
Permaculture Design =
 Regenerative Design
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
           Regenerative Design

Ethics of Permaculture


 
 
      1. Earth Care

 
 
      2. Peopl...
Permaculture Design =
                          Regenerative Design

    Ethics of Permaculture

    
 
 
                ...
Global Challenges

Investing in the US Dollar
  Economic Warfare
      Tapeworm Economics

        Infinite Growth
Personal Solutions
Personal Solutions
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking

•   Family, Friends, and Debt
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking

•   Family, Friends, and Debt

    •   Your Money or Your Life
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking

•   Family, Friends, and Debt

    •   Your Money or Your Life

    •   Partnership...
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking

•   Family, Friends, and Debt

    •   Your Money or Your Life

    •   Partnership...
Personal Solutions

•   Local Banking

•   Family, Friends, and Debt

    •   Your Money or Your Life

    •   Partnership...
Overview
      Global Challenges,
      Personal Solutions



Farms as           Ecosystem
Securities          Investing
Financial Permaculture
Financial Permaculture

     •   Ecology & Economy
Financial Permaculture

     •   Ecology & Economy
     •   Ecosystem Mimicry
Financial Permaculture

       •   Ecology & Economy
       •   Ecosystem Mimicry




Think like a forest
Financial Permaculture

       •   Ecology & Economy
       •   Ecosystem Mimicry




Think like a forest: Invest
Six Kinds of Capital
Total Economic Return
Total Economic Return
            =
    Return to Investor
Total Economic Return
            =
    Return to Investor
            +
Total Economic Return
            =
   Return to Investor
            +
  Return to Community
Total Economic Return
            =
   Return to Investor
            +
  Return to Community
            +
Total Economic Return
            =
   Return to Investor
            +
  Return to Community
            +
  Return to Ec...
Highway 2.0
              Juicy Investment Opportunity 01




•   www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP80j_mz4Jo




        www.Whol...
Living Equity



• Hot investment tip:
Living Equity



• Hot investment tip:   stock
Living Equity



• Hot investment tip: Livestock
Living Equity

• Tangible vs. Immaterial assets
• Livestock vs. Deadstock
Living Equity


• Measure your wealth in ounces
Living Equity


• Measure your wealth in ounces,
  acres, and hooves
PermEstate
              Juicy Investment Opportunity 02




•   Invest in tangible & regenerative assets
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
PermEstate
Ecosystem Investing
Ecosystem Investing



• Invest IN ecosystems
Ecosystem Investing



• Invest LIKE ecosystems
Invest LIKE Ecosystems
               Principles of Ecosystem Investing




INVEST:

  •   Living Equity
Invest LIKE Ecosystems
               Principles of Ecosystem Investing




INVEST:

  •   Living Equity
  •   Diversely -...
Invest LIKE Ecosystems
                Principles of Ecosystem Investing




INVEST:

  •   Living Equity
  •   Diversely ...
Invest LIKE Ecosystems
                Principles of Ecosystem Investing




INVEST:

  •   Living Equity
  •   Diversely ...
Summary
Booyacacao
 Juicy Investment Opportunity 03
Multiple Yield Horizons
 Cacao & Perrennial Polyculture
 Carbon Offsets
 Conservation Grants
Booyacacao
                      Juicy Investment Opportunity 03




•   “European Climate Exchange Foresees
    Carbon Tr...
Ecosystem services


•   Funding for conservation projects
    •   “protect the hotspots and the rest will follow”
Theobroma cacao


•   Currency of the Americas
    •   Money does grow on trees
    •   “have your chocolate and eat it to...
Multiple cropping
                              Cacao           Coffee
                              Vanilla         Sugar...
Sail Transport
Sail Transport
            New York




Nicaragua
Summary
Overview
      Global Challenges,
      Personal Solutions



Farms as           Ecosystem
Securities          Investing
Farms as Securities
•   What makes your farm investable?


•   Goals
•   Niche Analysis (6 Kinds of Capital)
•   Total Eco...
Next Steps
regenerativedesigns.wordpress.com
Living Equity Forum
•   Solari - Catherine Austin Fitts
•   Slow Money - Woody Tasch
•   Complementary Currencies - Margri...
Carbon
Farming

•   August 25 -
    September 16th.

•   The Farm,
    Summertown, TN
Carbon
Farming
•   August 25 -
    September 16th.

•   The Farm,
    Summertown, TN

•   Next one in
    Hudson Valley?
Gaia Northeast
 www.gaiauniversity.org
What will YOU do?
Invest!
•   Local Banks, Kiva, Solari Circles
•   Support Local Ecosocial entreprenuers!
    •   Booyacacao - Carbon negat...
Ecosystem Investing:
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Ecosystem Investing

  1. 1. Ecosystem Investing: Building Natural Capital Young Farmers Conference 2009 Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to: www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  2. 2. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  3. 3. Global Challenges
  4. 4. Peak Petroleum
  5. 5. Peak Petroleum "Energy experts no longer debate about whether Hubbert's peak will occur, but when" - Fox News, April 28 2006 Global Peaks US Prices Source: Wikipedia
  6. 6. The Hirsch Report • World oil peaking is going to happen, and will likely be “abrupt and revolutionary”. • Oil peaking will adversely affect global economies, particularly those most dependent on oil. • Effective mitigation will be dependent on the implementation of mega-projects and mega-changes at the maximum possible rate. • Government intervention will be required, but economic upheaval is not inevitable. • Scenarios: 0, 10, 20 years before peak.
  7. 7. Climate Chaos 50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
  8. 8. The Guardian (UK) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/ aug/06/climatechange.scienceofclimatechange James Randerson reports the 4ºC rise warning from UK’s chief scientific adviser Bob Watson
  9. 9. Food Insecurity “...an impending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
  10. 10. Blood Boils Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009 • Climate has been a major driver of armed conflict in Africa • Future warming is likely to increase the number of deaths from war • Strife arises when the food supply is scarce in warm conditions • 400,000 extra deaths in African conflicts by 2030 • Human costs are likely to be staggering
  11. 11. 2004 Climate Chaos
  12. 12. Hardiness Zones www.arborday.org Hardiness Zone
  13. 13. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  14. 14. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  15. 15. “Financial Turmoil” [From Chris Martenson, TheEndofMoney.com:] “Here's my very direct and simple thought: The US dollar is toast... "What exactly is the long-term direction of a currency that is backed by defective loans, unsaleable assets, and positions in failed companies?" “...the stage is now set for a major dollar collapse.”
  16. 16. Purchasing Power www.zerohedge.com & Wall Street Journal - http://su.pr/2CDeqk
  17. 17. Geography of a Recession
  18. 18. Investing in the US Dollar
  19. 19. Investing in the US Dollar Warfare
  20. 20. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare
  21. 21. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics
  22. 22. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics Infinite Growth
  23. 23. Permaculture “The Problem is the Solution” - Bill Mollison
  24. 24. The Permaculture Pie carbon economic natural farming capital relocalization community landscape currencies renewable re-patterning energy natural ecological building agriculture food green forestry architecture biological “waste” rainwater & management & greywater re-use ubiquitous vibrant local bioremediation food production culture
  25. 25. Permaculture: the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs, in a sustainable way
  26. 26. Permaculture: meeting human needs while increasing ecosystem health
  27. 27. Integrative Design
  28. 28. Permaculture Design =
  29. 29. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design
  30. 30. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care
  31. 31. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care
  32. 32. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  33. 33. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  34. 34. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  35. 35. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  36. 36. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  37. 37. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share Developed in 1980’s, over 1,000,000 people certified, active in 140+ Countries, more than 4,000 projects on the ground
  38. 38. Global Challenges Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics Infinite Growth
  39. 39. Personal Solutions
  40. 40. Personal Solutions
  41. 41. Personal Solutions • Local Banking
  42. 42. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt
  43. 43. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life
  44. 44. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand
  45. 45. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand • Kiva.org
  46. 46. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand • Kiva.org • Solari Circles
  47. 47. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  48. 48. Financial Permaculture
  49. 49. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy
  50. 50. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry
  51. 51. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry Think like a forest
  52. 52. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry Think like a forest: Invest
  53. 53. Six Kinds of Capital
  54. 54. Total Economic Return
  55. 55. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor
  56. 56. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor +
  57. 57. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community
  58. 58. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community +
  59. 59. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community + Return to Ecosystem
  60. 60. Highway 2.0 Juicy Investment Opportunity 01 • www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP80j_mz4Jo www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  61. 61. Living Equity • Hot investment tip:
  62. 62. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: stock
  63. 63. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: Livestock
  64. 64. Living Equity • Tangible vs. Immaterial assets • Livestock vs. Deadstock
  65. 65. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces
  66. 66. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces, acres, and hooves
  67. 67. PermEstate Juicy Investment Opportunity 02 • Invest in tangible & regenerative assets
  68. 68. PermEstate
  69. 69. PermEstate
  70. 70. PermEstate
  71. 71. PermEstate
  72. 72. PermEstate
  73. 73. PermEstate
  74. 74. PermEstate
  75. 75. PermEstate
  76. 76. Ecosystem Investing
  77. 77. Ecosystem Investing • Invest IN ecosystems
  78. 78. Ecosystem Investing • Invest LIKE ecosystems
  79. 79. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity
  80. 80. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management
  81. 81. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity
  82. 82. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity • Multi-locally
  83. 83. Summary
  84. 84. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03
  85. 85. Multiple Yield Horizons Cacao & Perrennial Polyculture Carbon Offsets Conservation Grants
  86. 86. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03 • “European Climate Exchange Foresees Carbon Trade Doubling” http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/05/12/european-climate-exchange- foresees-carbon-trade-doubling/
  87. 87. Ecosystem services • Funding for conservation projects • “protect the hotspots and the rest will follow”
  88. 88. Theobroma cacao • Currency of the Americas • Money does grow on trees • “have your chocolate and eat it too”
  89. 89. Multiple cropping Cacao Coffee Vanilla Sugar Cane Coconut • Resilience in diversity 26% 26% 16% 21% 11%
  90. 90. Sail Transport
  91. 91. Sail Transport New York Nicaragua
  92. 92. Summary
  93. 93. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  94. 94. Farms as Securities • What makes your farm investable? • Goals • Niche Analysis (6 Kinds of Capital) • Total Economic Return • Investors
  95. 95. Next Steps regenerativedesigns.wordpress.com
  96. 96. Living Equity Forum • Solari - Catherine Austin Fitts • Slow Money - Woody Tasch • Complementary Currencies - Margrit Kennedy + Jean-Francois Noubel • Land Trusts - E.F. Schumacher Society • NewSeed Advisors - Janine Yorio
  97. 97. Carbon Farming • August 25 - September 16th. • The Farm, Summertown, TN
  98. 98. Carbon Farming • August 25 - September 16th. • The Farm, Summertown, TN • Next one in Hudson Valley?
  99. 99. Gaia Northeast www.gaiauniversity.org
  100. 100. What will YOU do?
  101. 101. Invest! • Local Banks, Kiva, Solari Circles • Support Local Ecosocial entreprenuers! • Booyacacao - Carbon negative chocolate • PermEstate - AppleSeed Permaculture
  102. 102. Ecosystem Investing: Building Natural Capital Young Farmers Conference 2009 Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to: www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
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