RSF Social Finance Fall 2011 Newsletter
Four times a year, RSF Social Finance publishes a print newsletter featuring stories about clients, updates and commentary on activities and initiatives, and a guest essay. Each newsletter is dedicated to one of our focus areas. This isuue explores Food & Agriculture.
In this issue of the RSF Quarterly, we examine ways in which people are actively working to change how our food system operates. Check out the Clients in Conversation piece to learn about the work of RSF investor-borrowers, Jessica Rolph (HAPPYFAMILY) and John Roulac (Nutiva), in the superfoods industry. In other stories, hear from guest essayist Naomi Starkman on the burgeoning food hub movement and learn how members of the RSF community are educating the next generation to build a revitalized food system. Also, hear RSF's Entrepreneur-in-Residence Joel Solomon share his journey from biodynamic farming to finance.
RSF Social Finance is a 501(c)3 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 support non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. In partnership with its community of investors and donors, RSF has made over $230 million in loans and over $100 million in grants since 1984. www.rsfsocialfinance.org