Building the Next Economy

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Building the Next Economy

You’ve probably heard of the “new economy,” which often refers to social media, sharing-based businesses, and sometimes socially responsible businesses. RSF Social Finance is working to build the next economy: one that’s rooted in community, considers everyone’s needs, and restores trust in financial relationships through transactions that are direct, transparent and personal.

Through our innovative investing, lending, and giving programs, RSF provides critical access to capital for path-breaking social enterprises working in Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. We collaborate with like-minded organizations to create a financial infrastructure that will support the next economy. And we’ve democratized impact investing with our Social Investment Fund (SIF), which allows anyone with a $1,000 minimum investment to participate in building the next economy.

This is incredibly ambitious. We’re asking you to help spread the word as we promote our “building the next economy” stories on our website, Facebook, Twitter (#nexteconomy) and elsewhere. We’re focusing on these points:

  • RSF provides critical access to capital for path-breaking social enterprises.
  • RSF collaborates with like-minded organizations to create a financial infrastructure for the next economy.
  • RSF has democratized impact investing with the Social Investment Fund, which allows anyone with a $1,000 minimum investment to participate in building the next economy.

Content from this campaign

Uncle Matt’s Organic Revolutionizes Florida’s Citrus Groves
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...
Aug 1, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Hāna Health: Connecting the Dots Between Local Food and Healthy Lifestyles
From Maui’s main population center of Kahului, drive east along the island’s rugged northeastern coastline for about two hours, crossing over 40 one-lane bridges, and you’ll find the remote town of Hāna. Its pristine beaches and traditional village culture make Hāna one of Hawaii’s most unspoiled gems. But seclusion sometimes brings challenges: like in the mid-1990s, when Hāna’s state-run...
Mar 25, 2014 10:20 AM ET
RecycleForce Keeps Electronic Waste Out of Landfills and Ex-Felons Out of Prison
Since 2006, Indianapolis-based RecycleForce has paid over $10 million in wages and employed 650 ex-felons to recycle over 20 million pounds of electronic waste. RecycleForce, a non-profit social enterprise, has a dual...
May 22, 2013 7:45 PM ET
Indigenous Sets Out to Remake the Apparel Industry
RSF helped Indigenous overcome major hurdles in its quest to bring fair trade values to the clothing industry, and the now-profitable company has pioneered Fair Trade certification for apparel and linens, developed the Fair Trace Tool™ to show consumers how a garment was made, and pumped over $20 million into artisan and organic farming communities.
Oct 31, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Common Market Boosts Urban Access to Fresh Food, Helps Local Farms Thrive
Common Market, founded in 2008 to forge a distribution link between threatened Delaware Valley farms and fresh food-deprived urban communities, realized that institutional kitchens were the path to rapid impact. Drawing on essential capital from the RSF PRI Fund, the nonprofit social enterprise has grown to supply about 200 customers—institutional kitchens,
Oct 29, 2012 8:05 AM ET

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