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RSF Winter Quarterly: What is the Power of Creativity?
January 14, 2014
Winter 2014 Newsletter cover

In the latest issue of the RSF Quarterly, we focus on the importance of the arts as a healing process and its power to transform people and place. Associate …

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RSF Makes a New Loan to Playworks
January 10, 2014
Playworks children

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Playworks, a non-profit that provides structured recess in public schools. This loan, funded in partnership with One …

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RSF Makes a Loan to Bachman Academy
November 21, 2013

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Bachman Academy, a non-profit school serving students with language-based learning differences. RSF has refinanced an existing mortgage …

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Announcing 2013-2014 RSF Social Impact Fellows
November 13, 2013

RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 RSF Social Impact Fellows. This cohort marks RSF’s fourth year of the fellowship program.

The Social Impact Fellowship is designed to …

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RSF Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2013
November 6, 2013

RSF Social Finance (RSF) has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2013, a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its third …

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RSF’s Ted Levinson Named as a 2014 Eisenhower USA Fellow
November 4, 2013

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret), Chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships, announced recently that the organization will send eight US citizens abroad in 2014 as USA Eisenhower Fellows. “This group …

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RSF Makes a Loan to Yggdrasil Land Foundation
November 1, 2013

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Yggdrasil Land Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to biodynamic and organic farmland preservation. RSF financing will support the …

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RSF Fall Quarterly: Why Go Beyond Organic?
October 16, 2013

The latest issue of the RSF Quarterly focuses on transformative practices in agriculture as a next phase of the sustainable food movement. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association Executive Director Robert …

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RSF Makes a Loan to LA STAGE Alliance
October 2, 2013

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to LA STAGE Alliance (LA STAGE), a non-profit that empowers and supports the performing arts community in Greater Los …

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RSF Makes a Loan to EcoLogic Solutions
September 9, 2013

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to EcoLogic Solutions, Inc. (ELS). This RSF line of credit will help the company meet growing demand for its …

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News from the Field

Indigenous Indiegogo Campaign
October 7, 2013

Promoting Fair Trade and Supply Chain Transparency

In 2010, RSF provided Indigenous with a loan to assist in creating standards and procedures for the Fair Trade apparel pilot program and …

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Delaware Benefit Corporation Legislation
July 17, 2013

On July 17th, Delaware became the 19th state to enact benefit corporation legislation. Given that Delaware is the home to 1 million businesses, including 50% of all publicly-traded companies and …

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Celebrate the B Corp Best for the World list today!
April 17, 2013

As a proud member of B Corp, today we are taking a moment to honor the Best of the Best: 67 businesses who scored in the top 10% of all …

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Fish 2.0: Seafood Business Competition
February 1, 2013

The increase in demand for sustainable seafood is creating new markets and opportunities for business growth in fishing and aquaculture, but finding sound investment opportunities can be challenging. On January …

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New Impact Investing Research from the Global Impact Investing Network
January 10, 2013

J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), of which RSF is a contributing member, released this week Perspectives on Progress, a report that reveals the experiences, expectations, …

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New Book on Slow Investing
December 10, 2012

LILIPOH Publishing, Inc. has recently released Slow Investing: How Your Money Can Transform the World. This is the second book in in their Taking it SLOW series.

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From Movement to Marketplace: Investors’ Circle Venture Fair & Forum
August 23, 2012

Investors’ Circle Venture Fair & Forum – October 24-25, New York, NY

This fall in New York, hear from inspiring leaders, attend interactive workshops with seasoned professionals, and enjoy lots of networking …

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New Book by Siegfried Finser
May 14, 2012

Founding Trustee of RSF, Siegfried Finser, and author of Money Can Heal, has just released a new book, Footprints of an Angel. It is the story of a …

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Social Enterprise Roundup
March 30, 2012

On the heels of California’s passage of Benefit Corporation legislation, which provides legal status for social enterprises,  ‘companies with a conscious’ have been making a splash in the news in …

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B Corporations & “Companies with a Conscience” on PBS Newshour!
March 5, 2012

Last week, PBS Newshour, featured an eight minute piece on RSF borrower and partner, B Lab.  The segment, titled, “Benefit Corporations Aim to Make a Profit –and a Positive

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