Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
Impact investing is often talked about, and the increase in capital has been significant – especially in the formal markets. In the start-up world, the relationship with impact investment is more mixed. In this debate, we want to get different perspectives and some reality. At conferences like this, we often just hear the rosy scenario. Let’s get real and see how this makes a difference.
Val Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director, Social Venture Circle https://svcimpact.org/
Val has worked in finance for decades for triple bottom line initiatives. She is a Native American women with deep experience in financing social change. Social Venture Circle (SVC) is a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all. Social Venture Circle connects, empowers, and finances entrepreneurs, investors, capacity- builders, and policy makers in a powerful, diverse, and inclusive network.
Facilitator Drew Tulchin, UpSpring, upspringassociates.com
Drew has more than two decades of experience in impact investing. His work with triple bottom line start-ups, including Meow Wolf, Electric Playhouse and others, have led to more than $200 million in impact investing. Previously, he was the founding staff member of Grameen Foundation’s Capital Markets Group.
Stephen DeBerry, https://www.deberry.net
Stephen DeBerry uses the economy and culture to build a more just and joyful society. He runs Bronze Investments, an investment firm built to benefit Eastside communities, (places on the social, economic, and environmental margin by design.) He is a 20+ year Silicon Valley veteran, having worked as an entrepreneur and investor for the founders of Microsoft, eBay and Lotus Software. He’s on a mission to use tech and for-profit business for good.