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Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money : Investing as If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, Paperback Book

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money : Investing as If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered Paperback


nquiries into the Nature of Slow Money presents 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 and serves people and place as much at it serves industry sectors and markets.

Leading the charge is Woody Tasch-whose decades of work as a venture capitalist, foundation treasurer, and entrepreneur now shed new light on a truer, more beautiful, more prudent kind of fiduciary responsibility. He offers an alternative vision to the dusty old industrial concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when dollars, and the businesses they financed, lost their connection to place; slow money, on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the new economic, social, and environmental realities of the 21st century.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is a call to action for designing capital markets built around not extraction and consumption but preservation and restoration.

Is it a movement or is it an investment strategy? Yes.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Black and White Diagrams
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Environmental economics
  • ISBN: 9781603582544

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