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Slow Money by Woody Tasch SOCAP10


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Slow Money by Woody Tasch SOCAP10

  1. 1. SOCAP 2010
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  4. 6. The Age of Hockey Sticks CO 2 Population NYSE Trading Volume Processing Speed VC Returns
  5. 7. “ As it circulates the globe with ever-accelerating speed, money is sucking oxygen out of the air, fertility out of the soil and culture out of local communities.” -- Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money
  6. 8. “ The wealthier a society, the more difficult it becomes to do things that do not have an immediate payback.” -- E.F. Schumacher
  7. 9. Economy  Ecology Industrial  Agrarian Linear  Cyclical Markets  Places Globalization  Localization Restorative Economics Food Philanthropy Investment
  9. 12. The Movement <ul><li>Within a decade, billions of dollars per year from local investors into small food enterprises that are building the soil of a restorative economy. </li></ul><ul><li>From venture capital to nurture capital --entrepreneurial finance that supports soil fertility, sense of place, diversity and nonviolence. </li></ul>
  10. 18. Real food, real farms, real community
  11. 19. Strategy <ul><li>Leverage the power of local & national networks </li></ul><ul><li>Create innovative for-profit & non-profit financial products and services </li></ul>Local Networks Debt & Equity Vehicles National Networks Soil Trust
  12. 20. <ul><li>Fundraising & Deal Flow </li></ul><ul><li>PR Campaigns & Media </li></ul><ul><li>Thought leadership & Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Education & capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Showcases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Fe – 350 people, 34 states and 6 countries. 26 entrepreneurs presented, $260,000 invested flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelburne Farms – 600 people, 26 entrepreneurs presented, $1.5 million+ invested </li></ul></ul>National Networks
  13. 21. <ul><li>Regional gatherings & entrepreneur showcases </li></ul><ul><li>Local investing & fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Local fund creation </li></ul><ul><li>Food Systems Assessment & local knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot programs </li></ul><ul><li>Membership outreach </li></ul>Local Initiatives
  14. 22. <ul><li>BSW - “Slow” Municipal bonds </li></ul><ul><li>RSF – Investment fund, CDs & Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Calvert – Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Markets – Individual private equity placement </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio 21 – Equity fund </li></ul><ul><li>Different products for different people </li></ul>For Profit Investment Products
  15. 23. <ul><li>If four million Americans contribute $35 per annum to the NRA, will one million Americans contribute $25 per annum to the Soil Trust? </li></ul><ul><li>Donation in - Investment out </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees, Co-investment, Seed capital, Grants </li></ul><ul><li>100% MRI Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>A new generation of foundations whose primary purpose is investing </li></ul>The Soil Trust “
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  18. 28. <ul><li>Take the Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the Slow Money Principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Become a Member: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the Book: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Order the just released paperback from Chelsea Green . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>