Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money presents a path for bringing money back down to earth — philosophically, strategically, pragmatically, and with an entrepreneurial spirit informed by decades of work by the thousands of CEOs, investors, grant-makers, food producers, and consumers who are seeding the restorative economy.
The path suggested in this book points toward a financial system that serves people and place as much at it serves industry sectors and markets. Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money investigates an essential new strategy for investing in local food systems and introduces a group of fiduciary activists who are exploring what should come after industrial finance and industrial agriculture.
Theirs is a vision for investing that puts soil fertility into return-on-investment calculations: Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50 miles of where you live?
Inquiries into Slow Money is a call to action for designing capital markets built around not extraction and consumption but preservation and restoration.
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