There is a terrific organization in New York City called the Local Farms Fund, a high-impact, socially responsible farmland access venture co-founded by nine Slow Money NYC visionaries and Working Farms Capital (which manages and develops farmland ventures looking to prosper from the long term growth of local and organic foods). Local Farms Fund connects sustainable, early-stage farmers with access to land in what must be the most expensive region for land in the country. Wouldn't it be great if we had something like this in Austin?
Our friends over at Compost Pedallers, who have collected - BY BICYCLE - and composted more than 500,000 pounds of food waste from homes and businesses since 2012, have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money "to move 1M pounds of waste by bike in 2016." Help them achieve this impressive goal to reduce food waste in Austin! Click here for more information about the fundraising campaign.
14 page pdf from Merrill Lynch's Global Wealth and Retirement Services describing impact investing, the investment landscape, investor demand, and corporate response to that demand. Mainly focused on ESG, but of interest to the general impact investor as well.
News from AFI; Links to stories on business-for-good, private-company investing, fundraising, & sustainable food.