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RSF Seeks the Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars

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Today we’re excited to launch the Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars campaign to attract a new cohort of extraordinary borrowers.

We’re looking to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year—and we need the help of everyone in our community to find them. You’ll be hearing from us about our search and our newest borrowers here on this blog, on social media, at events, in our newsletter—everywhere.

RSF in the Wall Street Journal

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Dear Friends,

The RSF Social Investment Fund was recommended in the Wall Street Journal for the first time last Saturday, August 16, in an article titled “The Payoffs of Investing Locally.”

We’re thrilled to get such prominent coverage,and I have one brief clarification:

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System? Start With the Base of the Supply Chain

by Don Shaffer
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Social equity in the food supply chain was a strong thread running through the annual Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders forum this June in Denver. If we’re going to fix our broken food system so that it delivers healthy food to the whole population while enabling farmers to make a decent living, we’ll need new models and alternatives across the entire supply chain.

Interdependence in Ecological and Economic Systems

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Dear Friends,

The word economy comes from the Greek oikonomia, meaning household management. When thinking of our economy, now on a global scale, how should we define that household? Our current financial system (a subset of economic life) favors a narrow view focusing on the individual and more specifically, the individual with resources. But if we open our perspective, we can see that view expand—the household is our homes, our communities, and the planet that houses us all.

Uncle Matt’s Organic Revolutionizes Florida’s Citrus Groves

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With its subtropical climate and rich pest population, Florida has been slow to embrace the organic movement: fewer than 8,000 of its 541,328 acres of citrus groves are organic. Matt McLean has made it his mission to change that. As the founder and CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic—the largest and oldest organic orange juice company in the U.S.—McLean not only sells delicious juices, he’s making it easy for other small Florida citrus growers to transition to organic.

RSF Honored as ‘Best for Communities’ For Creating Most Positive Community Impact

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This week, RSF Capital Management was recognized for creating the most positive community impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for Communities’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for Communities’ list honors 85 businesses that earned a community impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations of their size on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses.

Ethical Fashion Event at Cavallo Point

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Ethical Fashion Event Information:

August 22, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Cavallo Point Mercantile
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Ethical Fashion Event Information:

August 22, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Cavallo Point Mercantile
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965

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